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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Book Review: Dhampir

I have just finished reading Dhampir by Barb & J.C. Hendee. It is the first book in The Noble Dead Saga. This was a fun book to read. They did a great job of fleshing out both likeable and despicable characters, even with Edwan who has no flesh. The vampires, though merciless killers, have enough human characteristics that one almost feels sorry for them…almost.

A Dhampir is the offspring of a vampire and a mortal. The story goes that while a newly turned vampire is in transition, he or she is able to create life. The resultant creature is somewhat “Blade” like, having the best of both worlds. They are born hunters of the undead.

Margiere is unaware of what she is (a Dhampir), she only knows that she is different and had a horrible childhood because of it. Growing to hate the superstitious peasants that spurned her, she devises a plan to seek her vengeance. With the help of a half-elf (Leesil), she begins the “game” in which she fleeces unsuspecting peasants in return for ridding them of vampires. The only problem is that she believes there is no such thing as vampires. They merely play on the fears of the uneducated to make a living.

Needless to say, she gets a crash course not only in their existence, but also in her true role in her world. The story is full of conflict and all out battles. It was an absolute pleasure to read. If you like a fast paced story filled with fangs and fury, you are going to love this book.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of saga holds in store for us.


At 6:53 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

sounds like a very interesting read . I will have to buy it . :)

Btw.. I wanted to tell you that I won't be on after today until sunday. It is time for our fall youth retreat at church and we have a cabin rented in the mountains and I am one of the volunteer workers for the whole thing since three of those youth belong to me ! Hope you have a good week !:)

At 11:26 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

I hope you have fun! It sounds like a great time. :)

At 6:49 PM, Blogger snavy said...

Because of you, my list of books to read is getting longer and longer!!! Thank you!!

At 6:57 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Tis my pleasure! :)

At 3:32 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

You read them, you write them and all at the same time! GEEEZ!

At 4:35 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Lol! I sure do. :)

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