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Sister of the Dead, the third Noble Dead novel by husband-wife writing duo Barb and J. C. Hendee (Dhampir and Thief of Lives), continues the adventures of Magiere and Leesil -- a half-dead vampire hunter and a half-breed elf -- in a fantasy series that is a blend of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake saga.
As Sister of the Dead begins, Magiere and Leesil -- along with their dog, Chap, and an apprentice sage named Wynn -- begin a quest to uncover the secrets of their arcane origins. But as Magiere (who is a dhampir: a half human, half vampire created to slay the undead) gets closer to the rural village where she was born and raised, she finds only more questions. Who was her mother, and how did she die? What kind of monstrosity was her father, and why would he breed a creature capable of slaughtering his own kind? What kind of fame -- or infamy -- is Magiere destined for? But just as she begins to unravel her mysterious past, she and Leesil are forced to fight an undead sorcerer who is sucking the life essence out of every living thing in a nearby village. The confrontation leads Magiere to a necromancer who was actually present when her mother was kidnapped, defiled, and eventually killed in a bizarre ritual that involved the mixed blood of mythical races…
The Hendees have created an intriguing series characterized by nonstop adventure, multilayered mysteries, and enough blood-sucking characters to satisfy even the most hard-core vampire fan. Paul Goat Allen