on 2 February 2007
i love this...its nice to have a series that remains coherent, with plenty of amazing twists (though i did guess a few of them!) and still develops the story well.
this volume is, not so much to do with Chap, as the title suggests, but is really about Leesil and his place in the big scheme of things. after sorting out some bother in the town of his birth, Leesil travels to the elven lands in search of his mother. But elves dont like outsider half breeds, or anyone much at all! They especially hate humans....and Magiere! Cue lots of deception, angry Anmaglahk, fights, stict customs and even an almost legal scene worthy of john grisham!!
Chap hooks up with more Majay-hi and he encounters some true Fay at last, adding even more twists to the plot.
Pieces of the big picture fall into place, and it puts Leesil and Magieres relationship into an interesting, to say the least, light!! but i cant say any more lest i spoil it....but the big black coiling evil thing is always there...and Welstiel is always searching for his dream patron....!
Another exciting, fast paced read! This will be going on for quite a while. Long may it continue!
For anyone new to this, you have to start at the beginning of the series, or you wont have a clue whats going on! Read Dhampir now!
on 30 August 2008
This is the fifth book in the amazing Noble Dead series and the first one i've given five stars, an amazing read, here's a little bit of the story.
In this story we see Leesil, Margiere and their friend Wynn with the help of their canine helper Chap travel to the Elven lands to try to free Leesil's mother from the imprisonment of the twisted Most Aged Father, on there travels they face old and new enemies alike, they meet new friends and allies while all time having to pass Elven tests and watching their backs against Elven assassins.
This book is great, action packed and filled with Elven politics and intrigue, by far my favourite novel in the Noble Dead series. The only bad thing is i'm going to have to wait some time before I can read the next in the series. :(
I hope the review was of some help to you.
on 14 April 2007
Having read the others in this series in rapid succession I was waiting with baited breath for Rebel Fay and I was not disappointed.
The clarity of the story could be mistaken for simplicity but the history, the politics and the cultures of the book and it's characters are broad. Ther eis os much which could yet be explored, allowing for many varied branches of this story.
Leesil and Magiere's relationship is one which begs hope in the reader and the ultimate mission is almost an aside to the importance of the 'humanity' between them.
The end of this particular book didn't grab me as much as the others, they all provoked a groan 'Is that it?'. However, I shall still be first in line on Amazon for the next book in the series.
If you've read the other books you'll know how entrancing the characters can be and if you like similar fiction and characterisation (Lord Of The Rings, Buffy The Vampire Slayer etc) you'll be in wonderfully familiar yet tantilising ground here.
on 22 April 2008
Barb and J.C. Hendee did it again. I'm a spoiled reader and only do a short review for the best. Well, this serie is one of the few I like best. The characters and the story will take you on a ride you wanna do again when you'll come to the finish. That's what I want from a book, and the Hendee's will give it to you. I hope the serie will not end for a long time!