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Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1)
Dhampir - Noble Dead, Bk 1
Author: Barb Hendee, J. C. Hendee
SHE HUNTS THE REALMS MOST DANGEROUS GAME. — HER FEES ARE EXORBITANT. — SHE'S WORTH EVERY COIN SHE RECEIVES. — OR IS SHE? — Magiere has earned a reputation as the most formidable vampire slayer in the land. Villagers far and wide welcome her with both awe and disdain, grateful to her for ridding their towns of the undead menace, but finding themselve...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451459060
ISBN-10: 0451459067
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 310 ratings
Publisher: Roc
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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VeganFreak avatar reviewed Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 15
Well written vampire story set in a world that is not too fantastic, but more like an alternate history/ middle ages type world, where elves are known to exist and vampires and other undead are rumored to exist, but they are thought of as a superstition by most.

On the cover there is an asinine blurb that says that this book is a combination of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lord of the Rings. If by that you mean that there are vampires, like in Buffy and elves, like in LOTR; then yes, it is EXACTLY like those stories.(only completely different.)
mitabird avatar reviewed Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1) on + 188 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Dhampir was quite good. It starts off a little slow, but quickly picked up and became hard to put down. Magiere is a "vampire" hunter. What she is really doing is swindling villages out of their hard-earned cash. She, along with her half-elf partner, Leesil, set up schemes to make is seem as though these villages are being plagued by vampires and she is the only one qualified to rid them of these abominations. The vampire is really Leesil in disguise. After four years of playing this game, Magiere decides she had enough and wants to retire. Leesil is not too thrilled with this at first, but eventually agrees. She purchases a tavern in a town called Miiska and wishes to live out a peaceful existence. Little does she know that vampires do exist and some currently reside in Miiska.

What follows is a tale full of action, suspense, intrigue and some behind the scenes machinations. Magiere comes to find out that she is a Dhampir, half mortal, half vampire. She has the natural skills and talents to kill vampires, but it's not something she truly wishes to do. There's a man in the village who seems to know quite a bit about Dhampirs, but is not very forthcoming with the information. I felt for Magiere struggling to figure out what was going on with her, even though it was difficult for me to like her at first because she was a con artist. The vampires did not really appear evil and we do get to learn quite a bit about them. I liked them almost as much as Magiere and Leesil. This is a story that I would recommend.
reviewed Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Slow to get started, but nicely drawn characters and eventually proves a likeable, if not top-rate, time passer.
reviewed Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1) on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Fantasy paranormal. Good enough that I'm looking for the next in the series.
reviewed Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
If you like drama, action and vampires, you'll like this series. It's a little lax on the romance, but moves very quickly.
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reviewed Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Witty dialogue and good action.
ASJ avatar reviewed Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1) on + 337 more book reviews
I tried I couldn't get through it, not my cup of tea. Gave up half way through.
barbsis avatar reviewed Dhampir (Noble Dead, Bk 1) on + 1076 more book reviews
I liked the premise of this book and I liked the first few chapters until I realized it was all a scam. I kept waiting for something supernatural to happen with Magiere and Leesil. Their "adventures" are rather boring but they turned out to be interesting characters nonetheless.

The move to respectibility was a good start but the new town had real vampires and the town expected the "vampire hunter" to take care of the problem and so did I. Somewhere around page 200 the action heated up and Magiere finally, finally started to act like a hunter.

I understand that this is the first book in the series and must build the world and characters so I'll try book two and hope it has more action.


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