Magiere is a dhampir - half human, half vampire - sired for the purpose of slaying the undead.
Outside the village of Chemestuk, where she was born and raised, stands her father's keep.
Within its walls, she hopes to discover the secrets of her past and figure out why a vampire would wish to breed a creature capable of slaughtering his own kind ...But there are those who don't want Magiere to learn the truth - and when her half-elf partner, Leesil, makes a startling discovery in the keep, he can understand why.
Before Leesil can reveal the truth to Magiere, they must vanquish a creature of unimaginable and unlimited power who has damned a small village of people with a horrifying curse ...The Noble Dead saga continues as Magiere and Leesil embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of their mysterious origins - and those responsible for orchestrating the events that brought them together ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 19/11/2005
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781841493664
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Review by lewispike
Still impressed. It's not the most convoluted story, but the various characters are becoming more and more complex and developed and less and less plot devices and standard fantasy roles.The chase continues... or rather the side bar to the chase, but various bits are revealed and coped with, or not. There's even a nice post-modernist moment when they're starting and ending the book in a very similar setting and commenting on it; but it's worked in as reasonable comment for the characters too, a trick that too few people pull off.