The Reluctant Guardian (

The Reluctant Guardian ("Homeward" Collection)

by Barb Hendee, J. C. Hendee
     
 

After Bieja flees her home in the village of Chemestúk, burned to the ground in a civil war, she soon realizes she has only one place left to go. Her niece, Magiere, owns a little tavern in the port town of Miiska--which is unfortunately a long journey away on the west coast. Bieja has never traveled more than a few leagues from her hut in all of her…  See more details below

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After Bieja flees her home in the village of Chemestúk, burned to the ground in a civil war, she soon realizes she has only one place left to go. Her niece, Magiere, owns a little tavern in the port town of Miiska--which is unfortunately a long journey away on the west coast. Bieja has never traveled more than a few leagues from her hut in all of her life.

Undaunted all the same, she sets off through her war-torn homeland with what she could scavenge from the blackened remains of her village. All too soon, she finds herself on unfamiliar paths and facing the risk of both deserters and conscripted soldiers who are as desperate as she is. She has always been independent, but she might not survive this journey alone... until happenstance trips her up with a most unusual guardian.

The problem is, this guardian might be as dangerous as anything else Bieja will have to face.

About "Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga"...

Tales are organized into "collections" where all stories therein share a theme and/or premise. Most tales are not sequential and can be read in any order. When one or more link together, subsequent stories will mention "sequel to..." on their covers to guide you.

No knowledge of our novels is necessary to read and enjoy these short works. Any "tale" can be your first venture into this world.

--Barb & J.C. Hendee

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015128253
Publisher:
Barb and J.C. Hendee / NobleDead.org
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
Tales from the world of the Noble Dead
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
180 KB

Meet the Author

Barb & J.C. live south of Portland, Oregon, and about a hour from the coast. Barb's fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. JC's poetry, non-fiction, and short fiction have also appeared in many genre publications. Although they have worked together as a writing team from their earliest days, the series/phases and books of the Noble Dead saga are their first novel-length collaborations starting in 2003. Both are ex-academics with masters in English, have worked academia as well as the private sector, and have taught multiple workshops, classes, and seminars related to fiction writing inside and outside of academia.

Barb is also the author of the "Vampire Memories" series available at all major book vendors.

THE NOBLE DEAD SAGA
Series/Phase 1: Dhampir, Thief of Lives, Sister of the Dead, Traitor to the Blood, Rebel Fay, Child of a Dead God
Series/Phase 2: In Shade and Shadow, Through Stone and Sea, Of Truth and Beasts
Series/Phase 3: Between Their Worlds, The Dog in the Dark, and more to come

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