When Magiere and her companion Leesil decide to quit their vampire-hunting scam and settle down to run an inn, little do they realize that their adopted town is the lair of a powerful--real--vampire, who soon decides to target Magiere. Magiere must come to terms with her own latent powers, which she barely understands, and she and Leesil must fight to save their adopted town and destroy the vampire before he and his companions destroy them.
This report prepared by Rebecca Lyons
Roc, Jan 2003, 5.99, 384 pp.
As a child Magiere was shunned by the townsfolk because her father was a traveling noble and her mother was a peasant woman. They made her life so miserable that she ran away from home at seventeen carrying only a magical knife and two amulets that her father left behind for her. She worked at any job she could find, traveling from town to town until she met the half-elf Leesil. Together they worked the perfect con, pretending she was a vampire hunter who could rid the town of a vampire that was in the area.
After she saved enough money, Magiere bought an inn in the town of Miiska. Nobody could be more surprised than Magiere and Leesil to learn that a trio of vampires lived in the town and what's more they know about her since she killed one of their kin. Magiere comes to learn she is the natural enemy of the vampire, a DHAMPIRE born of a mortal woman and a vampire father, with powers she must learn to use if she doesn't want to end up being a vampire's meal. After years of being homeless, Magiere and her half elf companion finally have a home and they will do everything in their power to protect it.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner