By Barb Hendee, J. C. Hendee
At the heels of DHAMPIR, Barb and J.C. Hendee's acclaimed fable debut, comes THIEF OF LIVES, the recent novel that includes Magiere and Leesil, Slayers of the Undead....
Magiere the dhampir thinks that her nights of searching vampires are over. After settling down in her newly followed village of Miiska — now vampire-free, due to her and her half-elf associate, Leesil — she seems to be ahead to quiet days tending to her tavern.
But far-off within the capital urban of Bela, a well known councilman's daughter has been came upon useless on her personal doorstep... and all symptoms aspect to a vampire. figuring out that the battered and burned village of Miiska may perhaps use an infusion of money, Bela's city council bargains a beneficiant bounty to the dhampir if she is going to slay their vampire. Magiere resists, short of not anything greater than to fail to remember her earlier and forget about her half-vampire nature. in simple terms Leesil can convince Magiere to persist with her future — ahead of extra blameless lives are claimed via darkness.
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Maybe this used to be why there have been so few in their variety. understanding died in Toret as he suffered the sailor’s loss of life as though it have been his personal. during this second, he and his new production have been hooked up as one. the 1st time with Sapphire were frightening, experiencing demise back. What could have occurred if he’d given in, sinking to the ground of the darkness? may he have actually died? His personal flesh felt love it may cut up and rupture from the interior. He pressured his senses to widen, open, after which slammed his fist opposed to the alley wall. soreness shot up his arm, yet he didn’t push aside it as any undead may well. He allow it stab him. He struck the wall back. And back. eventually he flopped down on his again. The tough cobble floor into his shoulders, and he enable the inflammation goad him. Any sensation to stick conscious and pull him again up clear of loss of life was once welcome. As his imaginative and prescient back, he discovered Chane staring down at him apparently. Toret attempted to talk yet couldn’t and easily held up a wavering hand. Chane obeyed, pulling him to his ft, and Toret staggered deeper down the alley to disgorge. He’d now not taken in the entire sailor’s blood, for that was once bodily most unlikely. yet he’d taken in loads to kill so quick, that he couldn’t feed at the different guy if he was once already glutted. His stomach clenched as he heaved, and prefer an overturned bucket, blood poured from his mouth to splash at the flooring, gathering in a dismal pool round his toes. Toret’s imaginative and prescient jumped and twisted in vertigo as he stumbled go into reverse the alley, one hand at the wall to regular himself. the 1st sailor’s physique lay nonetheless and unmoving, eyes open and mouth frozen vast in surprise. Chane’s expression remained casually curious. “He is lifeless? ” Chane requested. “Yes,” Toret controlled to reply to, resting for only a second extra. “The physique will flush all waste, and maybe through the top of the evening he’ll upward thrust, yet he needs to leisure for this night. the next day to come night, he’ll be capable to serve our family members. ” Chane studied Toret. “You don't seem like you are able to do this back. ” Toret neglected him, and straddled the second one guy. Gripping the again of the sailor’s head, he gorged back. As existence slammed into his already sated physique, he gagged. whilst he heard the center falter, he pulled again, however the alley spun wildly round him. “Help me! ” he hissed. Chane gripped his wrist, jerking it towards the sailor’s mouth. Darkness erupted in Toret’s head and swallowed him complete. items of reminiscence thinned and drifted from him like blood in tepid operating water. A clay-walled hovel within the beggar’s quarters of il’När’Sähkil, the place his mom lay ailing as he scavenged and stole meals from the markets, pondering continuously the place and who his father used to be. Teesha’s eyes, softly stern yet warmly admonishing as she tended his wounds. Sapphire’s cool physique subsequent to him whereas the solar burned during the sky over their roof. chilly panic seized Toret like frost crystallizing round him to carry within the thoughts. He opened his eyes to discover himself mendacity facedown within the alley, his cheek to the cobblestone, and he convulsed until eventually blood poured back from his mouth.