Rebel Fay (Noble Dead Series #5)

Rebel Fay (Noble Dead Series #5)

by Barb Hendee, J. C. Hendee

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ISBN-13: 9781101212707
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2008
Series: Noble Dead Series , #5
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 116,220
File size: 426 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Barb and J. C. Hendee live in a quirky little town near Portland, Oregon, with two geriatric and quite demanding cats. Barb's short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. She is the author of the Vampire Memories series. J.C.'s poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction have also appeared in many genre magazines. Visit their website at

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"A mix of The Lord of the Rings and Buffy the Vampire Slayer." -New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson "A real page turner." -Booklist

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Rebel Fay (Noble Dead Series #5) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Ever since he found the skulls of his grandmother and father and learned that his mother was being held prisoner by the elfin caste of Anmaglahk (Assassins) Leesil is obsessed with going into Elven Territories and rescuing her. His lover Dhampire Magiere, the sage Wynn, and the dog Chap, a Fay taking mortal form accompany him. He knows none of them will be welcome in the Elven lands because Mortangel Father hates humans and is doing his best to set them against each other in their own lands.------------------- Caught in a blizzard, something guides themto a labyrinth of caves and sets them on an underground path that leads to the Elven Territories. Before they can go to look for Leesil¿s mother, Most Aged Father tells Leesil that he will free her if he finds out the names of the rebels who are trying to free themselves from his rule. Leesil refuses and Chap leads him to his mother who due to magic cannot leave the area. When Magiere¿s Dhampire nature surfaces, she is put on trial and only Leesil can save her if the land and the ancestors accept his half-elven heritage.----------------------- REBEL FAY brings readers one step closer to understanding why Leesil¿s mother trained him as an assassin, a weapon to be used against the unknown enemy of the elves and why Magiere was created with the blood of the five races running through her veins. Filled with plenty of action, romance and elven intrigue, Magiere and Leesil work together against their common enemies to free the latter¿s mother and cast doubts on Most Aged Father¿s ability to lead.--------------- Harriet Klausner
krau0098 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This book is the fifth installment of The Noble Dead series by Barb and JC Hendee. This has been a pretty good series.In this book Leesil, Magiere, Wynn, and Chap make their way into the elvish lands to find and rescue Leesil's mother who is being held captive by the very elves she was working for. As you can imagine upon entering the elvish land things start to get complicated. The party run into a number of elves that they have meet before. They are granted guardianship by Sgaile and Leesil finds that the Most Aged Father of the elves wants to make a deal to bargain for the freedom Leesil's mother Nien'a. Chane and Welstial are seen infrequently in the book and their quest to find the place of Welstial's dream doesn't make much progress.There are many plotline advances and surprises in this book. You find out more about the secret group of elves that Nien'a is part of and what their plans are for Leesil. You find out more about Magiere and what her involvement as the Sister of the Dead is. You find out a lot about Chap. In fact much of this book is centered around Chap and he takes a center role in this book which is a bit unusual for a glorified dog :-) You find out more about Chap's mission and his position with the Fey. There are a few new and endearing characters introduced in this book; I especially like the old elf Glenn, Chap's girlfriend Lily, and we learned a lot more about Botun (not sure of this spelling). The Most Aged Father was also an interesting, if unlikeable, character.All the above being said I was very disappointed with the pacing of this book. There really isn't much that happens in the first 2/3rd's of the book. It took me forever to get through this book because it just wasn't holding my interest. I feel like we spent a lot of time listening to Leesil whine, listening to Magiere listen to Leesil whine, you listen to Wynn whine, and you listen to Chap whine. It was ridiculous. Thankfully the last third of the book had a ton of action, huge amounts of plot development, and really hooked me again. The main quest in the book is resolved but I felt like a lot more questions were created at the end that will, most likely, be answered in the next book of the series.Maybe this book should get more then 3 stars but I didn't think it really compared to the other books in the series. In general this whole series had been of mediocre writing quality. I think the only thing that draws me to it and keeps me reading is that these are nice basic swords and sorcery books with a vampire twist to them..oh yeah and they have that whole darkness is going to destroy the world going on in the background. I really hope that this series doesn't continue for more than a couple more books. Any longer than that and I think it will be just barely limping along.
Alera on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This book series is always a bit of a weird one for me. I actually openly despise certain characters, and yet even through that I'm still drawn to others and this series just continues to keep my interest. This one kept the theme of the previous novels and furthered the over-arcing plot. And the relationship between Leesil and Magiere just continues to become more intriguing.
Lman on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This series just gets better and better! To think, when reading the first book of The Noble Dead Saga I surmised that I had found a somewhat light-hearted adventure, with an unusual premise and full of interesting characters. But never once did I consider that such a convoluted, well-crafted weave of a tale would emerge from the pages of the following books, offering a unique, engrossing and deeply satisfying on-going chronicle.Rebel Fay, the fifth book, now spills this dark fantasy into the realm of high fantasy when the company, under the blind, obsessive drive of Leesil to free his mother, gain access to the Elven Territories. The intrigue continues, as the four are rescued from their precarious journey over the snow-filled mountains and led into these lands by an unknown ally, three questions plague Chap: Aoishenis-Ahâre - Most Aged Father ¿ and his persistence in waging war against humans; the Anmaglâhk and their role in creating Leesil to kill an unknown enemy; and his abandonment by his kin, the Fay. This book takes a side-path from the previous books in that the reader is now immersed in the world of the elves, and the machinations and politics of these are brought to the fore. Almost as an afterthought, with little concern for consequences, Magiere and Wynn are pulled into a land where humans are not tolerated, and used as a ploy to control Leesil, in a game being played between the leader of the Anmaglâhk assassin caste, Most Aged Father, and subversives of his clan. Throughout this Chap continues to seek the answers to his questions, protect his companions and adhere to his original plan.And answers are forthcoming. Chap, with the help of the `touched¿ guardians of the forest, the majay-hì and the crystal-eyed deer, determines his kins' silent schemes and their betrayal. Magiere is unable to control her dhampir nature and, once revealed, is brought to trial under the laws of the Elven Land, only to find kinship in the strangest of places. Leesil, intent on saving Magiere and gaining his mother's freedom, is manipulated into confronting his origins and thus finds his true name and purpose of being. And Wynn, whilst aiding her companions immeasurably, is a continuous and considerable nuisance - for an intelligent sage, in my opinion, she often displays an enormous lack of sense ¿ but is invaluable as a conduit for her companions; and through her lessons, the reader also learns.There are no `Noble Dead¿ confrontations in this book; though Welstiel and Chane plod ominously along, aside, throughout the story. The book is more about revelations: the long-forgotten histories are now reappearing; the role Chap is now preparing to play; and the devastating basis for both Magiere¿s and Leesil¿s conception is becoming distressingly apparent. Again, the story is full of fascinating, vibrant characters in a scheme rich with a truly original design.This rich design will be quite lost in the making if you read these books out of sequence, as each follows strictly from before; an investment in the whole series, in due order, is strongly advocated and highly recommended. This is a series, to my mind, well worth such an endeavour.And those long black ominous coils ¿ they never go away! I hope this orb is worth it; the suspense is killing me!
slothman on LibraryThing 28 days ago
After a visit to Leesil's home in the Warlands, our heroes have a lead that his mother may still be alive in elven territory. They set out for a land that is known not to be welcoming to non-elves, and become embroiled in elvish struggles. Leesil, as only a half-elf, is already controversial enough, but Magiere, as a half-vampire, is trouble indeed. By now, the main characters have learned to (mostly) rely on each other, and handle the challenges rather well.The Hendees put a lot of thought into the workings of elven society, even the underlying details like plumbing and food. As a game master, I find this particularly useful.
lovejoy_rat on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I absolutely love these characters, but I feel the series has fallen prey to the "I have a book deal for 6 books, and I need enough material to fill them up" disease. The stories have moved extremely slowly, and the authors seem to have lost their strong voice. They easily get lost in building their scenes without the characters actually doing anything... its beautiful scenery, but somewhat useless. I hope they get back on the plot, and pick up the pace. :)
dbhutch on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I got this from the local library based on its jacket. i had a hint that it was part of a series, and usually thats not an issue for me. Not so in this case.This is the second book in a trillogy (it seems) of the Noble Dead Saga. A bit hard to follow at times, due to the fact I hadn't read the first book. It would have probably flowed better, and left less confusion if I had.A good detailed tale, with a mix of half blooded beings and outcasts for one reason or another, all being manipulated by forces and issues older than they are. Beings learning that they were born/created with the intent on them one day bcoming weapons in an age old dormant war.
jshillingford on LibraryThing 5 months ago
It seems I've been disappointed recently by multi-book series releasing a new title that has no plot development (Mistral's Kiss, anyone?) Not so here! The Noble Dead saga just keeps getting better, as does the writing and character development. Magiere, Leesil, Chap and Wynn finally make it to the Elven Lands to discover the fate of Leesil's mother. During their "visit," the reader will discover more about the motives (or lack there of) of Chap's fay kin, why Leesil was trained as an assassin and the role Magiere is destined for. The ending wasn't a cliffhanger, but the story obviously will continue in the next book. I highly recommend this entire series!
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Best one yet of the series!!!!
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I rrally enjoyed this one buying the next one soon.
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ashleyann120 More than 1 year ago
I think this is the best book in the series. It is in Rebel Fay where things start to come together for the larger picture (not just the individual plots for the seperate books).
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esnels More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the books in this series up to this one and I have to say, its the best one so far! I have always enjoyed these books and I'm looking forward to reading the rest!
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