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Born a half breed to an elven mother and human father Leesil was raised in the Warlands as assassin spy and slave to Lord Darmouth ruler to one of its independent provinces But Leesil's mother trained him too well and he used his skills to escape leaving his parents to suffer Darmouth's wrath for all such traitors and their kin Now with newfound purpose in the company of his beloved Magiere Leesil returns to confront the sins of his past and uncover his parents' fateUnable to turn him from this dangerous course Magiere follows Leesil into the darkness of his past in the Warlands Knowing what may happen should Darmouth learn of Leesil's return she is prepared to slaughter any who may try to take him from her But Magiere's own past may well pose a deadly threat Two creatures of unfathomable power continue to stalk her — one who believes she's the key to his salvation and one who seeks to destroy her and all those she lovesThis is one of those books for which the term 'dark fantasy' was definitely intended    — Chroniclethe Hendees' Saga of the Noble Dead features generous helpings of blood sucking horror and whodunit mystery elements Literally overflowing with nonstop action this cool amalgam of genres will appeal to readers — alive and undead — who enjoy taking that occasional literary walk on the wild side    —Paul Goat Allen Barnes Noble ReviewThe Hendees' bestselling Noble Dead series makes the leap from mass market to hardcover with this winning fourth novel Fans of the series are sure to be pleased while the novel stands well enough on its own to attract new readers    — Publishers WeeklyThe personal conflicts of the heroes mirror the larger struggles in their world and provide a solid foundation for this tale of love and loyalty in a world of betrayal    —Jackie Cassada SFFantasy column Library Journal

10 thoughts on “Traitor to the Blood

  1. says:

    This fourth instalment of the Noble Dead series was a decent one The series is fantasy but it reads just like an UF in terms feel and style It works though as we get a good mix of action intrigue and even a bit of romance and none of it comes at the expense of developing the characters as people we should care about This book was similar in premise to the last book in the series Sister of the Dead had Magiere Leesil and the team Chap and Wynn on a trip to Magiere's home town to learn the secrets from her past With that out of the way the team decide to take a trip to Leesil's home town to learn about his mysterious past Welstiel and Chane were both trailing along after them for their own reasons It was a fun enough story Leesil's home city was ruled by the same Warlord he ran away from in his younger days which caused some tension and problems and before long the team were dragged into the intrigue and drama of the city Welstiel's manipulations made sure of that This was a weirdly quiet book for Magiere The focus of the story was mostly on Leesil Wynn and Chane were the other two characters who showed the most character development over the story Wynn got the chance to grow in confidence as her issues with Magiere prompted her to be a bit outspoken about her own opinions Chane was in a weird place after the big incident at the end of the last book and it definitely affected him mentally We also got the stories of a few of the other characters who got caught up in the intrigues of the city No one overly stood out but I still found the new characters to be an interesting bunch It always helps that the Hendees' develop the secondary characters well and that they always have their own distinct personalities hopes and ambitionsThis was not the best book in the series but it was still pretty decent I'll be interested to learn about the elves in the next book We learned a bit about them in this one I was also pretty happy with the character development of both Wynn and Chane Chane in particular is a fascinating character and I'm intrigued to see how his story arc plays out Rating 35 stars I'll round up to 4 starsAudio Note Tanya Eby was good with the audio