Dhampir

  • Title: Dhampir
  • Author: Barb Hendee J.C. Hendee
  • ISBN: 9780451459060
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Dhampir She hunts the realm s most dangerous game Her fees are exorbitant She s worth every coin she receives Or is she Magiere has earned a reputation as the most formidable vampire slayer in the land Villag
    She hunts the realm s most dangerous game.Her fees are exorbitant.She s worth every coin she receives.Or is she Magiere has earned a reputation as the most formidable vampire slayer in the land Villagers far and wide welcome her with both awe and disdain grateful to her for ridding their towns of the undead menace, but finding themselves made poorer for their salvation.She hunts the realm s most dangerous game.Her fees are exorbitant.She s worth every coin she receives.Or is she Magiere has earned a reputation as the most formidable vampire slayer in the land Villagers far and wide welcome her with both awe and disdain grateful to her for ridding their towns of the undead menace, but finding themselves made poorer for their salvation Magiere knows she s dealing with simple folk, who only wish to have their superstitions silenced, and sees nothing wrong with exploiting them for profit.Now, tired of the game, Magiere and her partner, the half elf Leesil, are ready to hang up their weapons and settle down in a place they can finally call home But their newfound peace will not last for Magiere has come to the attention of a trio of powerful and dangerous vampires who know her true identity and fear the birthright that flows through her veins And they will stop at nothing to keep Magiere from fulfilling her destiny.

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    About Barb Hendee J.C. Hendee


    1. See barbhendee Like most writers, I ve worked at many jobs in my life, including teaching pre school until I completed my master s degree in Composition Theory Between 1993 and 2006, I taught college English while writing fiction on the side, some independently and some with my husband and life long partner J.C.Over the years, we ve lived in Washington State, Idaho, Colorado, and now moved just south of Portland, Oregon I love the Northwest, and it s a great place to write.We have a lovely and talented daughter, Jaclyn, who lives in Houston, Texas along with our wonderful and talented son in law, Paul.J.C and I sold Dhampir in 2001, which changed our lives considerably It was published in January 2003, and we ve published a book in the Noble Dead Saga every year since In May of 2006, we were both able to quit our teaching jobs and move into full time writing.Recently, I ve begun writing romance suspense novels, beginning with Alone with a Soldier I am so glad my books have found an audience because I love to write fiction than anything else in the world and I m not really good at anything else.


    366 Comments


    1. This isn't "great literature". It doesn't claim to be. It's pure, unadulterated, open, and proud, brain candy. I enjoyed it.There were a few times that it got too drawn out the last "confrontation" I was more than ready for it to finish up. And hit another one of my "pet peeves", the "vampires" are somewhat twisted from traditional vampsbut not too much or badly done. At least the vamps here aren't cute, cuddly, lonely, romantic, blood suckers.(and they don't "sparkle".) Also to actually have a [...]

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    2. Two con-artists/adventurers try to settle down to life in a town, but unbeknown to it holds a lair of vampires. Oh yeah, and everybody has a mysterious past that haunts them as it forces them into confrontation.Actually I liked this book more than I expected. The authors seem to care about the characters, including the bad guys, and that is a rare gift in fantasy writing.On the other hand, the writers have a number of minor weaknesses. Sentences are awkward, descriptions are bumbled, a mysteriou [...]

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    3. The Hendees (husband and wife team) pair up to writethis "Buffy meets Lord of the Rings" series that is very addictive!! The series is not finished yet, which is the downside, but the good news is that they have 4 books out, enough to get on a roll. The series is about ahalf-vampire, half-human woman who starts out as a thief but finds out she has special talents. Pretty fun and fast read! Individual titles are: - Dhampir - Thief of Lives - Sister of the Dead - Traitor to the Blood

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    4. Ahhhh. A little bit conflicted about this one. Overall, I liked it enough to want to read the sequels.What I liked and didn't like:The Plot:(-) Basically, it's a book about one "fake" vampire hunter, one fake vampire and one magic dog who end up hunting vampires for real. (+) Although the plot is rather predictable, there were quite a few surprises for me! I really liked the fact that the main characters start up as crooks, cheating villagers out of their money by pretending to vanquish imaginar [...]

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    5. Before I launch into my review, I just gotta ask, why do people always have to make stew in fantasy novels? How about goulash? Pasta? Chicken and dumplings? Half-elves cannot live on stew alone! Also, stew is not travel food. It's called stew because it has to STEW for a few hours before you eat it. No one would say "Gee, we've been walking all damn day, let's wait a few more hours for our stew to simmer before we can eat." Brief recap:Magiere (which I couldn't figure out how to pronounce, so I [...]

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    6. Leesil and Magiere have a pretty good con game going on---he pretends to be a vampire, she pretends to "slay" him, and thus they bilk innocent villagers out of their hard-earned cash. But Magiere has tired of this life, and when she decides to buy an inn and retire, a mysterious old man shows up insisting that she is a dhampir, or half vampire, half human, and the perfect vampire hunter. Thus begins one of the more interesting vampire series I have read lately: Barb and J.C. Hendee's "The Noble [...]

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    7. I liked the premise of this book and I liked the first few chapters until I realized it was all a scam. I kept waiting for something supernatural to happen with Magiere and Leesil. Their "adventures" are rather boring but they turned out to be interesting characters nonetheless.The move to respectibility was a good start but the new town had real vampires and the town expected the "vampire hunter" to take care of the problem and so did I. Somewhere around page 200 the action heated up and Magier [...]

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    8. A pretty good new series. A bit of a downer. Sword & sorcery setting with a half vamp as a hero. Kind of an interesting world. Certainly not a 'must read' but if you come across a copy, you won't be wasting your time. The other books in the series are even a little better. Her writing improves, I think.

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    9. Très bonne surprise! Mélange de Fantasy avec un grand F et de vampire. Écriture fluide et super agréable. Histoire très très sympa! Avec une superbe trame sous jacente.Perso accrocheurs et même les méchants ;).

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    10. This is the first book in the Noble Dead series. Magiere and her half-elf partner, Leesil, have the cleverest scam in the land going. Magiere pretends to be a vampire hunter, while Leesil impersonates a vampire who is always killed in the end. They end up sucking up all the villagers money and leaving. However, after the last scam, Magiere decides to quit. She has already saved alot of money up and intends on opening up a tavern and retiring for good. Magiere eventually meets a mysterious man na [...]

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    11. I recommend this book, and the three-star rating I'm giving it feels a little harsh. (Three and one half stars, anyone?) Barb and J.C. Hendee have created an appealing protagonist, essentially a vampire slayer a la Buffy, but not a carbon copy of Whedon's creation at all. Her personality, background and hang-ups are certainly her own, not stuck somewhere in Sunnydale. Her companion, Leesil, has an interesting backstory himself, and such a thoughtfully conceived character earns his share of the n [...]

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    12. Let's write a fantasy. Let's populate the fantasy with lots of places. Let's act vague about where those places are in the grand scheme of things, well, some are to the north, some are to the south, some have names that sound Slavic, and well, who cares, this is a fantasy.Wrong. World building fail.Characters, well, let's see, the half Elf is easily dismissed until toward the end when you want him to turn around and bitch-slap the so-called heroine. The serious, brooding female slayer/heroine is [...]

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    13. I enjoyed the set up of this book. The main characters go around robbing poor peasants of their money by pretending to be vampire and hunter. It turns out that thievery is in one of the character's blood as hunting is in the other. The hunter decided to settle down and manage an inn, and her partner goes along for the ride. On the way there the duo meet a few real vampires. The hunter denies what is right in front of her face. All of that was pretty interesting, and that was the front part of th [...]

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    14. 3.5 starsAfter recovering from my initial horror that the protagonists made a living fleecing poor villagers with their fake vampire hunting, I started to really enjoy this book. Karma is a bitch, because Magiere and Leesil find themselves meeting real vampires on the way to their ill-gained retirement. Mariere's complete denial that the undead really exist did wear on my nerves, but accepting their existence would have meant that her scorn at the ignorant villagers she has been cheating for the [...]

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    15. I enjoy this book in the same way that my mother-in-law enjoys action movies. At no point during my reading am I putting on my critical theory glasses; I'm simply enjoying the plot on a purely surface level. The fantasy setting and the relationship between Leesil and Magiere (which hits the Dave-and-Maddie, will-they-or-won't-they notes in just the right way to draw out my inner romantic) create some kind of gestalt that I'm powerless to resist.I'll be honest. I'm not qualified to tell you wheth [...]

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    16. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I loved the characters!

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    17. An interesting tale and solid read. =)

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    18. Description: Magiere has earned a reputation as the most formidable vampire slayer in the land. Villagers far and wide welcome her with both awe and disdain — grateful to her for ridding their towns of the undead menace, but finding themselves made poorer for their salvation. Magiere knows she’s dealing with simple folk, who only wish to have their superstitions silenced, and sees nothing wrong with exploiting them for profit.Now, tired of the game, Magiere and her partner, the half-elf Lees [...]

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    19. Die Halbvampirin Magiere und der Halbelf Leesil ziehen durch die Dörfer umd den Bürgern ihr Geld abzuknöpfen. Um dies zu bewerkstelligen täuscht Magiere von eine Vampirjägerin zu sein. Da die Menschen sehr abergläubisch sind und an das Übernatürliche glauben, überlassen sie dem Gaunerpärchen bereitwillig ihr gespartes Geld. Doch Magiere möchte vortan ein normales Leben führen und beschließt mit Leesil in einem kleinen Hafenstädtchen eine Tarverne zu eröffnen.Auf dem Weg in ihr neu [...]

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    20. Book Review: 1 Treasure BoxI like the premise of the series because it is different from your run of the mill vampire stories. The Noble Dead series are fantasy books with vampires, vampire hunters and elves. It is original. The series revolves around Magiere, who had a human mother and a vampire father. This makes her special, she can go out in the day, yet she also has special powers which make her the perfect vampire hunter. Her traveling companion is Leesil a half elf who has his own secrets [...]

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    21. Never Trust a TaglineOn my first read-through of this book, I found myself alternately bored, annoyed and exasperated with the main character. The second lead, a male platinum blonde thief with obligatory roguish charm, was certainly more tolerable (if more predictable) than his inaccessible, grumpy, dull protagonist/love interest pal. I'll be frank: The dog was the most interesting and likeable character of the designated "heroes" of this story.However, on my second read-through, in desperation [...]

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    22. At my wife's insistance I gave the first book in the Noble Dead Saga a try. See, this took some convincing - I am naturally suspicious of all those books (and there are many, too many these days) featuring bad-ass hot chicks with swords on the cover. Well, as it turns out it was pretty decent. The plot, if rather predictable (the big mystery through the entire novel is spoiled by its freakin' *title*, come on!) was satisfactory and the characters while not as three dimensional or developed in th [...]

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    23. 4.5 starsDhampir was quite good. It starts off a little slow, but quickly picked up and became hard to put down. Magiere is a "vampire" hunter. What she is really doing is swindling villages out of their hard-earned cash. She, along with her half-elf partner, Leesil, set up schemes to make is seem as though these villages are being plagued by vampires and she is the only one qualified to rid them of these abominations. The vampire is really Leesil in disguise. After four years of playing this ga [...]

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    24. Three and a half stars.I picked up this book at a Half Price Bookstore this past weekend on a whim and, cheesy cover aside, I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. So much so that I read it in less than 24 hours and promptly returned to the store to pick up the next three books in the series. The story is somewhat of a return to traditional fantasy and is told in third person from the points of view of multiple characters. While I like and enjoy first person POV, third person allows the luxury of ge [...]

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    25. I'm back! I'm no longer a PKD judge so I can write about what I'm reading. So, I grabbed this two weeks ago when I was in L.A. Even though I have the IPad for flights (download books, read _and_ listen to music all at the same time), I need a paperback book when the plane is taking off and landing, and I can't use electronic devices. A really nice sales person at the Bookstar in Studio City recommend this and another book.I enjoyed this book, enough so that I want to continue reading the series. [...]

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    26. I am on page 162 and I have yet to get to the part where I just can't put the book down. I have been reading this book for two weeks. I went on vacation and was on long plane rides and instead of reading (which I always do) I either slept or watched my Ipod. I am not an electronic junkie. I usually go through 3 books during a week vacation, I couldn't get through this one. I am guessing it is because I feel absolutely no attachment at all to the characters, so I really don't care what happens.Th [...]

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    27. Cover looks more interesting than the story was.Bottom Line: Try before you buyI haven't read any of the Hendee work before, so I started reading this with complete neutrality. Having read the brief synopsis of the book, the story seemed like it could be goodmpires, vampire slayer ridding the world of the fiends, town by townl good stuff.However, this book sorely missed the mark. The main character, wasn't all that intriguing, despite her job title. And her relationship with her partner, the elf [...]

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    28. My cousin recommended this series to me and I'm so glad that she did. I love the dark aspects that this book has. The characters are quite enjoyable. I loved reading about all the different creatures and the mystery that came with each and every character. It was fun reading about each characters past as well. Besides Vampire Academy I haven't read anything about dhampirs and I enjoy reading about the main character very much. She is such a strong character that doesn't show much of her emotions [...]

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    29. I loved this book, it was very different from most vampire novels that I've read. Magiere is known as a vampire hunter, the funny thing is, she's never killed a vampire, in most cases, things happen in villages and people blame vampires, Magiere comes in and for a fee rids the town of the vampire. Magiere and her partner the half elf Leesil and her wolf dog Chap travel from village to village conning them out of their money. Although at the last village, withn the help of Chap, she kills what sh [...]

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