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Thief of Lives by Barb & J.C. Hendee

March 31
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Saga of the Noble Dead

2 Treasure Boxes Saga of the Noble Dead, Series 1, Book 2 (S1B2) Publisher: Roc; First Edition edition (January 6, 2004), Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages, Language: English, ISBN-10: 0451459539, ISBN-13: 978-0451459534

Magiere, Leesil and Chap continue their adventures. One of the vampires from book one escaped and is now causing trouble in another town, Magiere has been called in to save the town.  In the process she meets a new character in the book, a young scholar named Wynn. Welstiel re-appears and we learn more about him and his plans.We learn more about the Elves plus alot more about Leesils’s history which was interesting. Barb and J. C. Hendee have written two series in the Saga of the Noble Dead.  Thief of Lives  is the second book in the first series.  There are six books in Series One. Series Two has Wynn, the scholar from series one; Chane, an undead vampire; and Chap’s offspring as the protagonist.  Currently there are 3 books in series two. There is also a third series expected at some point in the future. The series falls into the high-fantasy genre.  The story takes place in a simpler time where there are no modern conveniences and if you want to get somewhere you either walk, ride a horse or take a boat.  The story is told in the third person narrative primarily from Magiere’s perspective.  But at times it is also  from some of the other characters, including the vampires. I really enjoyed this book, much more than book one.  I decided to read this book because sometimes it takes a while to build up a storyline, also I had nothing else to read so I thought I would give it a chance.There was good character development in this book for everyone. Welstiel and his machinachinations are interesting and grap your attention. The book was good in that it was a complete story yet it also alluded to a bigger mystery.  It kept you wanting more, which was why I went out and bought the third book.  If you want to read about a new high-fantasy concept with Dhampirs and Elves then you might want to give this series a try. To Purchase: “Thief of Lives” from Amazon, click here or on picture above

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Posted by on March 31, 2010 in 2 Treasure Boxes, Fantasy, Goodreads

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One response to “Thief of Lives by Barb & J.C. Hendee

  1. Joseph Purcell

    April 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Three treasure boxes, WOW! This book sounds really interesting and you may just have rekindled my interest in reading! Thank you very much for sending me to this wonderful world of fantasy. I will never forget this kind act you have done for me!

     

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