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.
©2003 Barb and J. C. Hendee (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Action, Mystery, Spark
The whole book was memorable
She remained consistent in the pronunciation of character names and town names, she didn't try to do accents she couldn't carry off, and it was appropriate, consistent speed.
Yes, I only allowed myself to listen while working out. I worked out a lot so I could hear the whole story.
I saw someone called the book depressing, but I did not find it so. It was along the lines of Terry Goodkind in terms of some people die, people have hard lives, the heroes quest continues, but, unlike Goodkind who includes endless hours of social colloquy with a story line here and there, this author stuck to the story and only the story, developing mysteries within mysteries and had me cheering for the heroes -- and the town.
I love this series. They story develops really well and draws you in. I have now read all of the first and second story arcs for the noble dead saga and the character development is amazing. Tanya Eby is a fantastic narrator and stays though the entire series. I would definitely recommend to anyone I have even gotten Co-workers reading the series. You must give it a try.
This is the most depressing, soul destroying and annoying novel I have listened to in a while. The protagonists are extremely dysfunctional and improve very little. The best character is the dog. The narration adds to the depression.
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