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Roc, Jan 2004, 6.99, 446 pp.
ISBN 0451459539

Magiere, her half-elf partner Leesil and their dog Chap used to con ignorant villagers into believing their towns were infested with vampires and needed to hire them to destroy the evil doers for an exorbitant price. Their reputation grew and any time a vampire hunter was needed, Magiere and her crew were called in. After making enough money, she bought the Sea Lion Inn in the small town of Miska. Ironically they found a vampire nest vampires there that Magiere and Leesil, with a little help from Chap, destroyed. From the fight, Magiere learns that she is a dhampire, the offspring of a human mother and a vampire father.

Their reputations reach the capital city of Bela where they are asked to destroy a vampire nest. Reluctantly Magiere accepts the job because her adopted town needs the money. When they arrive in Bela, they know that there is at nest of a number of vampires, one of which is an old enemy. Unknown to the to both teams is another vampire pulls the strings of war between the groups.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Romance    -   Yes Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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