After fleeing from the small port town of Miiska -- and the threat of a vampire hunter’s blade -- Ratboy finds himself alone in the king’s city of Bela, having left his two companions, Rashed and Teesha behind. Lost and lonely at first, he soon realizes that he has a chance to reinvent himself, to take on a new name and a new identity. Then... he sees a young woman with bright blue eyes, and he falls in love for the first time.
Unfortunately, he can’t quite see that she’s a gold-digging prostitute. But love is blind. He’s determined to make her his own, make her immortal, give her anything she wants, and make her happy. However, keeping her happy soon proves a daunting task, one that will require desperate measures and all his cunning.
About "Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga"...
No knowledge of the Noble Dead Saga or related works is necessary to read and enjoy these stories. They are written for fantasy enthusiasts in general and not just our established readership. Readers new to this world can step into it through any of these short works.
Tales are organized into “collections” where all stories therein share a theme and/or premise. When one or more link together, subsequent stories will mention “sequel to…” on their covers to guide you. Even so, each is self-contained enough to be your first adventure into this world.
—Barb & J.C. Hendee
About the Author
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These "Tales" stories continue to be good. They have the same feel and writing style as the main novels, which makes them feel even more coherent to the world of the noble dead saga. This particular volume is basically a continuation of the one before it, "The Feral Path." It follows Ratboy to Bela and picks up his story there. It's great to get to more story about more minor characters from the main novels. These are definitely turning out to be way better than I expected them to be.