on June 3, 2006
This is the fourth book in the Dhampir series, and I have to say that I was so freakin happy to start reading this book, that I once again finished a Hendee book in less than a day.
This novel circles around Leesil, and his return to the warlands where he once lived as a child. Leesils parents had been spys and asassins for a local warlord, Darmouth, but were aparently put to death when Leesil ran away from home. The guilt over leaving his parents behind to become Darmouth victims, Leesil returns only to find out that perhaps his parents had not been killed, and that in fact they were part of a deep rooted rebellion, attempting to overthrow Darmouth.
As the tension mounts, Magiere fears that Leesil might be losing his mind over all the secrets and hidden information regarding his parents, and their where-abouts.
To add to their problems is the mystery of Chap, and his Fay nature, which is more closly examined and explored through this work.
Fantastic read overall.
on June 14, 2012
This series is an interesting take on the vampire story, and not the rather unrealistic romantic style of Twilight et al; the vampires are nasty, and hunting them is the team of a half vampire and a half Elf, both with mysterious pasts, and struggling with their own interpersonal relationship. The first book was a good enough read to make me come back for more.