Magiere and Leesil have just recovered from their first dangerous encounter with the undead. Now they find themselves facing an even more impossible task. Debt. Conviently, a job for slaying the undead in a large city comes up. Magiere, the half-vampire, wants nothing more than to never face that dark side of her that arised when killing the undead, but Leesil knows that they have no choice. Theif of Lives starts out all-too-similar to the first book in the series, Dhampir. As the book progresses, you begin to realize that things are about to change majorly. But will these changes be for the better or the worse?
Even better than the first, with the introduction of more great characters and the return of some old favorites. This series is addictive and by the end of the first book you will be hooked! Pity that they cannot kill off Magiere, I cannot stand the woman!
Well-written and original vampire tale.
This is a great sequel to their first book, DHAMPIR. Plots within plots, friends who may not be friends; enemies who may not be enemies; and enemies who most definitely ARE enemies!
From back cover: Magiere the dhampir thinks that her nights of hunting vampires are over. After settling down in her newly adopted village of Miiska now vampire-free, thanks to her and her half-elf partner, Leesil she looks forward to quiet days tending to her tavern.
But far away in the capital city of Bela, a prominent councilman's daughter has been found dead on her own doorstep... and all signs point to a vampire. Knowing that the battered and burned village of Miiska could use an infusion of cash, Bela's town council offers a generous bounty to the dhampir if she will slay their vampire. Magiere resists, wanting nothing more than to forget her past and ignore her half-vampire nature. Only Leesil can persuade Magiere to follow her destiny before more innocent lives are claimed by darkness.
Excellent! 2nd in the series. Magiere the dhampir thinks that her nights of hunting vampires are over. After settling down in her newly adopted village of Miiska-now vampire free thanks to her and her half-elf partner, Leesil-she looks forward to quiet days tending to her tavern.
Good reads. It is the second in the series. I would read the first Dhampir if I could but this stands by itself too. I like the strong central characters and the story.
I really need to stop reading this series, but can't. :( It's one of the myriad vampire novels - the second part of the only vampire series I've read and likely will read. It's trashy good fun, and pretty well written, and the plot is actually quite interesting. Bad news? Can we say "stock characters"? Still, as I said, good fun to read on a trip somewhere.
Hmm... I'm not sure what to say about this book. I can't really tell if I liked it better than the last book. I have a few small picky comments to make, such as the fact that I noticed that this book seemed to be poorly edited (lots of common typos), but that's not a reflection on the caliber of the story.
I think I can't really say much until I read the rest of the series (which I plan to do). I will say that so far this entire series seems to be about misunderstandings and poor communication. All of the characters are constantly misunderstanding each others' intentions, moods, actions, etc. It gets a little frustrating for me, as a reader.
Wonderful book, could not wait for the next one!
This entire series is great.