The Dead Seekers

The Dead Seekers

by Barb Hendee, J. C. Hendee

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The Dead Seekers by Barb Hendee, J. C. Hendee

In the New York Times bestselling Noble Dead saga, Barb and J.C. Hendee created an engrossing mix of “intrigue, epic fantasy, and horror.”* Now, they present a bold new series set in the same world, where the destinies of two hunters shaped by the shadows of their pasts are about to collide...
 
In the dark reaches of the eastern continent, Tris Vishal travels from village to village, using his power to put unsettled spirits to rest. He works alone, having learned that letting people close only leads to more death. Still, he finds himself accepting the help of the Móndyalítko woman who saves his life—a woman whose gifts are as much a burden as his own. 
 
Mari Kaleja thirsted for vengeance since the night her family was taken from her. She has searched far and wide for the one she thinks responsible, known only as “The Dead’s Man.” But before she can kill him, she has to be sure. Mari hopes traveling with Tris will confirm her suspicions. But as they embark on a hunt where the living are just as dangerous as the dead, she learns the risks of keeping your enemy close...
 
Because it’s no longer clear who is predator and who is prey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451469342
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Series: A Dead Seekers Novel Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 626,960
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Barb and J. C. Hendee are the New York Times bestselling authors of the Novels of the Noble Dead, including The Night Voice, First and Last Sorcerer, and A Wind in the Night. Barb’s short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. She is the author of the Vampire Memories and Mist-Torn Witches series. J.C.’s poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction have also appeared in many genre magazines.

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The Dead Seekers 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New series is fantastic - at least I hope hope hope there are more! Shapeshifter, gypsies, magic and romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent spinoff of the Noble Dead saga. I look forward to further entries in the series with bated breath.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good story however it was somewhat predictable. I like how this book was written and enjoy the authors.
CherylM-M More than 1 year ago
Mari finds herself in a bit of a predicament, because Tris isn’t exactly what she envisioned the enemy to be. Instead of steering steadfast in the direction of revenge she finds herself distracted by others in need, and by the realisation that Tris isn’t the cold-blooded murderer she thinks he is. Then again perhaps he is one and she is just blinded by her constant need to be the one at the front of every single conflict. Mari is a Mondyalitko, a shape-shifting traveller. She runs head-first into any trouble that comes her way. Tris appears to be able to control the dead, which is why he is known as The Dead’s Man. Perhaps a better description would be that he is capable of helping some of the more vicious spirits move on towards true death. He also has his own set of baggage when it comes to his birthright and heritage and the choices he decided to make regardless of where he comes from. He is drawn to death and yet battles it at the same time. I think this is his own personal battle, the way he feels attracted to the more evil aspect of his gift. His birth defines his entire future. Both the characters and premise are solid, but the world-building could do with a step-up. Overall I liked the read, however I did feel as if too much time was spent on the whole guards, ghosts and river malarkey. Probably because I was eager to find out more about Tris and Mari, and find out a few more answers to their secrets. *I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.*
krlga More than 1 year ago
Mari has been on the hunt for the Dead’s Man for years since she watched her family slaughtered by his hand. But now that she has found him, he does not really match up to what she thought he was. Mari takes up the Dead’s Man’s offer to accompany him on a strange quest to try and gain more information before she kills him. Tris has always been different from everyone else, making him ostracized yet people seek him out for his “gift” with ghosts. Tris is hired to rid a village of a spirit, but what he finds is only a small part of a bigger plan that he intends to stop. Reading this book really affirmed for me that I have really missed the Hendee’s books. The Dhampir series is one of my absolute favorite and I forgot all about my love for the worlds and the people that these authors can create together until I sat down to read this book. This is the first in a new series so it is the perfect place to start for new readers and old reader alike. This is Fantasy at it’s best, and I loved every minute of it. I feel like the Hendee's are more approachable with their fantasy writing (unlike how I felt about the world created in The Hobbit and the like which I found to be overwhelming and caused me to disconnect from the book). But here, it is a completely fantastical world but I never felt left out or lost in any way, instantly a part of the story. I was carried away by the story, 100% engaged and eager for more. The plot is just as important as the character development in creating a great book, and this was spot on. I loved the complexity of Mari and Tris, both very different yet compelling, and I liked how the reader learns tidbits along the way of who they are and why. Nothing is every easy with them, and the dynamic between then was no exception- I was not sure if they would be besties or try to kill each other. Not to be too spoilery, but I liked how relationship formed between Tris and Mari and I can’t wait to see where is will go next. It makes me wonder if the authors split up the characters where one will write the female and vice versa because Tris and Mari are unique yet mesh so well. Oh, and let's not forget Heil the Apothecary and his magic mixing, as well as his surprising knowledge of things such as Mari and ghosts... (I would like to be a fly on the wall with the banter between the three after the ending of the book, just saying). The story was full of mystery, secrets, suspense and horror elements and I am desperate to get my hands on the next book (keep in mind this book was just released and I don't even know when the next one will come out). The mystery of this book wrapped up nicely, but there is still so much more to know about Tris and what Mari will do and about the shadow. I can't wait to see where the story will go next. I will just have to re-read the Dhampir books to tide me over. I received this title in return for my honest review. For more book stuff visit my blog at http://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/
Dulac0 More than 1 year ago
This book did not leave me looking for the next one in the series as some books do. The development of Tris as a character leaves too many questions. He is not a compelling or terribly sympathetic character. Mari is more fleshed out. The reader is more in tune with her than Tris. There is not enough of the story coming out in the first book. Tris's "powers" are not explained very well. This is like the first half of a much larger book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
The Dead Seekers by Barb and J.C. Hendee is the 1st book in their new Dead Seekers series. We meet our hero Tris Vishal very early on, when he was first born. Shall we say he was born dead, but within minutes he came back to life. From then on, Tris life has been all about death. His mother adored her miracle child, and his father hated and feared him. When he reaches the age to move on, Tris lives up to his nickname “The Dead’s Man”, as he is the only one who can force the dead to move on into the next world. Tris keeps to himself, talking very little. He has a mentor, Heil, who teaches him how to handle the different types of ghosts he must face. Mari Kaleja has spent all her life seeking vengeance against the man who killed her family. Mari was only a child when she saw the strange apparitions (ghosts) viciously kill everyone in her village. She grew up in different homes, not staying long anywhere. Mari meets Tris one night when he is summoned to remove a ghost. She suspects he is the man who has been looking for, and to confirm her suspicions, Mari agrees to help him on another case. As they travel together, Mari has mixed feelings about Tris. She worries that though he seems like the right person, something is too nice and quiet to be that vicious killer. As they end up in the town where multiple deaths have occurred, with sightings of ghosts like apparitions doing the killings. Both Tris and Mari work together to set up traps, and just when they think they have removed the threat, all hell breaks loose with many more. Tris desperately calls for his friend to join him, as the threat as escalated beyond his ability. The three will team up to help the soldiers and town eliminate the many threats to all the humans, and in doing so, Mari sees a dark apparition trying to come through the portal…..this dark vision is the one who killed her family. What does Tris have to do with this dark ghost? Will Mari trust Trish and continue to help him? What follows is an exciting, action filled fantasy that does start off a bit slowly, in order for us to understand this new world. It is a different type of story line, and an interesting one. Though there is a resolution to this case, we are left open as to who is the dark one who Tris fears, and who Mari wants to complete her vengeance against. I look forward to the next book, and find out more about what the Hendee’s have in store for us.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Mari Kaleja survived an attack on her family and has been hunting down the killer for years. She is looking for The Dead’s Man and thinks she has found him. But she wants to make sure he is the correct person before she exacts her revenge. Tris Vishal has the ability to put restless spirits to rest. He travels the land helping people, getting paid, then leaving. After being saved by Mari, Tris asks Mari to help him investigate the death of a young girl and settle her spirit. I have been planning on reading the Noble Dead series for a while but have never gotten that far. When I was offered the chance to review The Dead Seekers I jumped at the chance. This is a start to a new series and quickly drew me into the story. Mari’s life is consumed by her desire for revenge. Thankfully she is not so far gone that she decides to follow Tris and determine if he was the killer she is hunting for. Tris has his own demons that he is working with and I couldn’t help feeling bad for the guy. This is a great, straight forward story. I really liked the character development and this whole world. I am excited to see what happened in the next book. I received The Dead Seekers from the publisher for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.