Magiere and her half-elf partner, Leesil, have the cleverest con in the land. Magiere claims to be a vampire hunter, while Leesil impersonates a vampire, and in a. Praise. “A fabulous entertainment wrought with mystery, adventure, and sharp- toothed wit.”—Mark Anthony, author of Beyond the Pale. “Dhampir kept me turning. Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee These are the epic adventures of Magiere, a dhampir (half human, half vampire), and Leesil, her half-elf lover, vampire hunters in.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it henee, give it a second life. Daughter of the Sword. The story is somewhat of a return to traditional fantasy and is told in third person from the points of view of multiple characters.

It also contains different languages that are repetitive. What she is really doing is swindling villages out of their hard-earned cash. Series 1 6 books. I have a special gift I’ll rub your nose in, but I don’t want to actually use it! Preview — Dhampir by Barb Hendee.

While I like and enjoy first nendee POV, third person allows the luxury of ge Three and a half stars. Typical chick MC stuff taken to a ridiculous extreme here.

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I liked the two of the villains, i really enjoyed the small background story we get for one of the vampires; Teesha. At the start of the story, the two ” half-breeds “, together with Chap, make a reasonable living pretending to be ‘vampire-hunters’. I want them dhmapir feed off human blood, and not drink cocktails, or out of blood bags. Her sword and necklace were specially created by her father to kill vampires. See all books by Barb HendeeJ.


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After settling down in her newly adopted village of Miiska — now vampire-free, thanks to her and her half-elf partner, Leesil — she looks f On the heels of DhampirBarb and J. I also loved the way that this ability reflected her relationship with Leesil and anyone else she met – her guilt, fear etc was probably one of the best part of the whole book. Magiere is reluctant to leave Miiska and her tavern.

There are six books in Series One. The domin is embroiled in a secret hunt for a spectral undead with the power to invade anyone living and take the body as its host.

Magiere which I couldn’t figure out how to pronounce, so I started calling her Maggie in my headand Leesil Hencee knew a girl in high school named Leisel, and it was hard to disassociate the two at first, I kept imagining this half-elf playing trumpet in advanced jazz band run a scam killing vampires for remote villages.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones.

Thief of Lives (Noble Dead, Series 1, #2) by Barb Hendee

This is the first book in the Noble Dead series. Might as well call midget wrestling like Lord of the Rings because, hey, it has dwarfs and they fight in a ring. Dec 30, Jess rated it it was amazing Shelves: While I wouldn’t go so far as to equate it with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it is exciting both viscerally and intellectually. Anyway, I’m going to continue with the series for now, both for the Magiere’s s I liked it well enough, especially the main characters, Magiere and Leesil.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In Series 1, Book 1, S1B2: I found Thief of Lives to be about on par with the first book in the Noble Dead series.


If she’s not snapping at someone, she’s responding with a scowl. Well, as it turns out it was pretty decent. It felt like there was no conclusion, view spoiler [as they never really caught the bad guy hide spoiler ]and the set up for the rest of the series was poor; view spoiler [I mean, if I found out all my life I had been prodded into this decision and that I would pick up and bugger off.

But at the end I was left dissapointed, and thus can only give it three stars.

Never before have I read a book where I was genuinely depressed that the dhampif lived to see another day. Turns out our girl Maggie’s been hiding money away and bought a tavern in a seaside town called Miiska I hate when characters and towns names are too close.

You know, you have a confrontation and as the killing blow is being xhampir “something” happens and the blow is just slightly off, the villain gets away, and we need to build up to “another climax”. Leesil and Magiere have a pretty good con game going onhe pretends to be a vampire, she pretends to “slay” him, and thus they bilk innocent villagers out of their hard-earned cash.

Soon enough they find that not all superstitions are completely false; the bits of truth they hold could lead to something far worse that has been long forgotten.

Leestil gets alot more air time this time around, and that was a pleasant surprise.