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Preview — Child of a Dead God by Barb Hendee
Child of a Dead God (Noble Dead Saga: Series 1 #6)
I was disappointed in this last book of Series 1 of the Noble Dead Saga. I ended up giving it 3,5 stars, which is a shame cause these series deserved a better ending.
Like always it took a little while for the action to pick up and the story to get interesting, but this time it took particularly long and only in the last 100 pages did I feel a connection with the characters and what was happening.
The Hendees have a tendency of being overly descriptive and telling ...more
In this book, these things don't really change, but a new weakness rears up. Namely, pacing. I can be wildly forgiving abou ...more
Of course the oily vampire ...more
This book tracks Leesil and Magiere as they continue to pursue the “item” of power that haunts Magiere and Westiel’s dreams. Some of the story is interesting, but most of it leaves you wondering if the author will ever get to the point. Of cou ...more
Still, Child of a Dead God has some very important events resolved, as Magiere and her group get closer to reaching the castle that haunts her dreams and contains the magical obje ...more
I picked up Thief of Lives, the second book in the Noble Dead saga, several years ago, and soon acquired the first book and have been following the series since. Thief of Lives was a fun, fast-paced, action-oriented story of a reluctant vampire hunter called upon to save a b ...more
The main characters, Leesil and Margaerie are off on a quest to save the world essentially. They complete their quest, head back home, and two nights later are off and running again with their companions Chap and Wynn. The End.
To me, this does not seem like an ending, bu ...more
I would have given this four stars except that the ending really ruined everything for me.
In this book Magiere and crew continue their journey to the castle Magiere keeps seeing in her dreams and to the supposed artifact there. The story of their journey there is twisted with that of the Most Aged Father and the small rebel group of elves run by ...more
The main story arc of finding the orb that Welstiel has wanted for ever and a day has concluded but a longer story arc has unfolded. Most Aged Father wants ...more
Another good entry in the Noble Dead series. If you haven't read the previous books in the series, you'll want to go back to Dhampir and start from there.
This time out, our protagonists journey to their ultimate destination, in search of the mysterious object which has driven them, and the cruel Welsteil, from the start. As with some of the other Noble Dead books, I found the pacing a bit off-kilter: the first part seemed slow-going, but it eventually picked up steam. The authors, in this book,...more
Only one story is left to be completed; Magiere's search for the Orb and the castle she keeps seeing in her dreams, as well as the voices of the Dreamer telling her to co ...more
There is plenty of traveling which adds to the adventure and you really get the feel that the characters are actually going towards something.
Magiere still annoys me...but I wonder if that might be a permanent fixture now. I sill don't like Osha..that is definitely permanent. But, that doesn ...more
While I love fantasy stories and tales of vampires and creatures and such I am not well versed in all the storie ...more
I avoided the end for long enough, I did not want this book to end. I found this book very interesting, it was an attention grabber in my opinion.
I think the reason for my love of this book was the characters, I LOVED them. It was hard to pick my favourite characters in this novel because I found them all to have thier quirks that I loved. The one downfall with the characters though, was not being able to pronounce thier names.
I thought the action was ama ...more
The authors have grown over the course of the series, but they're still not super strong. I'm a bit conflicted as to whether or not I'll pick up the next series because of the solid mediocrity of this one.
But the fact that it's really just a continuation of this series will probably draw me back in.
As I've said before with this series. You could do worse. You ...more
Another thing that bugged me was that it's the last part of a series, the 1st series but an ending of sorts nonetheless, so you would expect some answers - and this books just doesn't deliver them. Some people die and that's it. No hows or whys, ...more
Like most writers, I've worked at many jobs in my life, including teaching pre-school until I completed my master's degree in Composition Theory. Between 1993 and 2006, I taught college English while writing fiction on the side, some independently and some with my husband and life-long partner J.C....more
Over the years, we've lived in Washington State, Idaho, Colorado, and now moved ju