I'm not exactly thrilled about continuing this series into the next books featuring Wynn as the main character. She is, in my opinion, truly annoying and not worth an entire series to herself. She can't keep her mouth shut when Chap, and others tell her important things. This leads to her group being put into harms way way more times than they should. Had she shut up, MAF, wouldn't have send more of his Annaglahk, or spies and assassins, after Magiere, and thus to their deaths.
My last pet peeve is that really nothing has been settled. Yes, Magiere and Leesil end up getting married, which they've talked about for the past 6 books. However, they end up leaving the Sea Lion and their adopted land once they realize the Orb is too important to let fall into MAF's hands. Familiar names return for the finale and wedding: The near love affair between Wynn and Osha is non-existent because she was part of Magiere's group, and is now fearful of her life.
I appreciated the authors world buidling but the story could have done without a bunch of factors, and probably have been better for it. Sep 07, Catherine Fitzsimmons rated it it was ok. 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.
Child strayed a bit from those roots. It is a classic fantasy, rife with very traditional elves, magic, fay, and mystical artifacts, with less action and far less humour, very different from what drew me to the series in the first place. Many questions were left unanswered at the end and, without already knowing that it was meant to be the end of a series, I would not have suspected it was.
I was also a little disappointed — though not surprised, based on the lead-up — that one of my favourite characters at least from earlier in the series died somewhat unceremoniously in this book. Make no mistake; Child was not a bad book. If the previous books had been different, I probably would have enjoyed it more, and I did still enjoy it.
But it was very different from the last books, and in such a serial story as this, that really affects reception. Getting my thoughts together for this took me longer than it usually does to get my thoughts together. I first want to say that even though it was slow getting into this one it was still written very well that I still wanted to keep reading.
Again Wynn annoyed me quite a bit because again, she didn't listen to what Leesil had told her and created a mess yet again. Wynn as a character is a very smart young woman, but she isn't good at following instructions because she always wants to help as muc Getting my thoughts together for this took me longer than it usually does to get my thoughts together. Wynn as a character is a very smart young woman, but she isn't good at following instructions because she always wants to help as much as she can.
Yes, it gets her into trouble, but I admire her for what she does.
Even though at times it does annoy me some. I love how with these books you are in multiple perspectives in many different situations. I have never read a book or series that has been written like this before and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ever since Magiere proposed to Leesil I couldn't stop thinking about them getting married and finally being able to go home and live their lives the way that they want to.
Unfortunately, they don't get to do this yet again. They do finally get married which made me super happy while reading because I'm a hopeless romantic at heart and I live for this kind of stuff. They have to leave their home yet again to go on another journey. They will be away from their home for a while. I'm glad that they at least got to be at their home together for a little but before they set sail again. I wasn't going to read the companion trilogy, but with the way this series ended, I need to read them so my questions are answered.
For me Magiere is still such a kick ass heroine and I love her. I love her and Leesil's relationship. It makes me happy that they are together. I love who Leesil is as a person as well. He shows how much he cares for Magiere and loves her and others by how much he tries to protect just as Magiere does. All these books were so well written that I was hooked right away and can't wait to devour the companion trilogy.
Dec 30, Karissa rated it liked it. It was about what you would expect given the fourth novel. 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 This is the sixth and supposedly last novel in The Noble Dead series by Barb and JC Hendee.
The story of their journey there is twisted with that of the Most Aged Father and the small rebel group of elves run by Leesil's mother. While it was good to finally make some progress towards the artifact I was disappointed in the story progress of this book. We never really found out what the artifact did or what exactly was guarding it. We also never really found out what the Most Aged Father wanted with the artifact or what the rebel group of elves was trying to accomplish with Leesil. Given all the above I don't understand how this could be the last book in the series.
In fact the book basically ended with all of the characters at the start of a new adventure. On top of that, the characters' journey home seemed rushed compared to the deliberate journey they took to the castle. It really seemed like the authors suddenly realized the book was getting too long and that they had to quickly tie up some loose ends and get the characters sent home quickly. The ending of the book really did not match the style or pacing of the beginning of the book. If there is yet another book added to this series, I don't plan on reading it. The last couple books of this series have just been too much of a disappointment and a struggle for me to get through.
So I managed to plough to the end of this one. There was so much action, but the plot was left unresolved. Having been through thick and thin with the characters, from starting as charlatans to potential saviours of the world, I was hoping that this book would be a closure. You'd have thought that since Magiere and Leesil have the McGuffin and Chap, Wynn and Osha forming a fragile partnership, Welstiel getting his comeuppance, Chane wandering off with some books that the Hendee Hmm. You'd have thought that since Magiere and Leesil have the McGuffin and Chap, Wynn and Osha forming a fragile partnership, Welstiel getting his comeuppance, Chane wandering off with some books that the Hendees would have said "Grand: There's another eight books.
In two more phases. Now I do understand that there is a lot of story, and we have had a lot of hints at what has happened in the past the Forgotten War, the 'conversation in the dark', Chap's exact origins, exactly what Leesil and Magiere have come together for, what Leesil's elvish name is really all about, Most Aged Father's machinations , but honestly: But then I'm not sure how much could be left out: There's lots of dialogue to help us understand the characters, and there is enough description to help us place the geography.
I think though I might pootle along to our library for the next one Aug 20, Ken rated it really liked it. The authors, in this book, Another good entry in the Noble Dead series. Aug 12, Lisa King rated it liked it Shelves: In a nutshell, Magiere, Leesil, Chap, Wynn, Sgaile and Osha sail around the Elven lands and are stranded on the shore after a horrible event.
They journey on foot into the forests and into the mountains where they find what Magiere has been dreaming about for so long. It's a hard journey and there are consequences. We just can't see them yet. 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 what Magiere and co. My library has the next six books in the series. Six books in and six more to go but wait!
That's not all folks! There WILL be more than twelve books. I give this book 3. There is something compelling about the characters as they journey toward the castle locked in ice and snow. I can't really put my finger on it but I kept wanting to read to find out what happens next. All characters have grown but the one who has grown the most has to be Wynn.
Child of a Dead God has ratings and 89 reviews. R. said: In my review of the fourth book of this series, I already outlined my basic summation of t. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In the Hendees' complex and bloody third Noble Book 6 of 6 in Noble Dead Saga:Series1 (6 Book Series).
I still find her annoying but she's starting to grow on me. Would I buy these books and add them to my personal library? I like them but I don't love them. I want to know what comes next but the story telling is a little too There doesn't seem to be anything 'epic' in the series other than the number of books so far.
Oct 13, Viridian5 rated it liked it Shelves: Hendee was involving and a fast read, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the last book, Rebel Fay. While I appreciate that their mission involves a lot of travel, I felt that too much of the book is devoted to everyone suffering and often starving as they trudge along on foot.
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 object that must be kept out of the wrong hands, such as Welstiel's, her vampire half-brother who wants it and is stalking her to get it, and the corrupt leader of the elves, who's sent some elves to stalk her party and get the object. Some characters aren't sure if they're working for the right side or if what they're doing is worth it.
Many characters are disappointed by what they find out, which translates a bit to how the reader feels as well. I'll be going on to the next book, which starts the next arc, In Shade and Shadow , to see what happens next. I have really enjoyed Barb Hendee's Noble Dead saga, and I am sad to see it end, but this book doesn't seem like a true ending. I enjoyed the storyline, it was quite an enjoyable book to read, but there was no closure at the end.
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. To me, this does not seem like an ending, bu I have really enjoyed Barb Hendee's Noble Dead saga, and I am sad to see it end, but this book doesn't seem like a true ending.
To me, this does not seem like an ending, but rather another opening. Because now you have the questions 'Where are they going? I can only hope that Barb Hendee revisits these characters in another series because there seems to be too many unanswered questions at the end of this book. Nov 08, Dominique rated it really liked it Shelves: This is supposedly the last book in the Noble Dead Series.
Disturbed by dreams guiding her to a mysterious castle, Magiere leads Leesil, Wynn, Chap, and their Elven protectors south. Her dreams have told her little else. For Welstiel, Magiere is the one who can guide him to this artifact. The action was good and the description of the events was excellent.
The ending was open for another adventure of Magiere and Leesil. Dec 23, Jenifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Child of a Dead God really gets back to the foundation of this story. There is plenty of Noble Dead action going on and it really helps since there hasn't been a ton of it to focus on in the last two books. 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 I sill don't like Osha.. But, that doesn Child of a Dead God really gets back to the foundation of this story. But, that doesn't matter There are still PLENTY of questions left unanswered, but the first series in the saga is actually wrapped up pretty well. I think some people have a hard time separating the series and expect complete answers If you've read through Rebel Fay and wonder if you should read this last one May 23, Scott rated it really liked it.
In general, I loved this entire series. However this last book, Child of a Dead God , although a page turner, had a somewhat anti-climatic ending. There were some slow points that however integral to the story, seemed to drag. And the title character, Magiere, seemed somewhat in the background until the final pages or so.
Wynn, the sage, seemed more in focus because of the pivotal role she played because of her knowledge of languages and the Forgotten times. This being somewhat understandable In general, I loved this entire series.
The Dog in the Dark—Description". Quite a few changes come at the end of this one, but it just makes me want to find out what comes next. Even though some parts put me to sleep, some things were explained and it stayed interesting throughout. Return to Book Page. In this book Magiere and crew continue their journey to the castle Magiere keeps seeing in her dreams and to the supposed artifact there.
This being somewhat understandable seeing that she is the title character in the first book of the second series, In Shade and Shadow. Feb 06, Raven rated it really liked it. This was the first book I read in the Noble Dead series because I had seen it on a list of new releases and it seemed interesting. I did not know it the sixth book in the series but once I found out there were other books I immediately requested them from my library.
That being said the books have enough detail and subtle recap so you can read the book and not feel like your are lost. While I love fantasy stories and tales of vampires and creatures and such I am not well versed in all the storie This was the first book I read in the Noble Dead series because I had seen it on a list of new releases and it seemed interesting.
While I love fantasy stories and tales of vampires and creatures and such I am not well versed in all the stories and legends but from what I read this story has a pretty unique plot.
There are traditional elements that are interwoven with new twists. Start from the beginning, unlike me. I know I am anxiously waiting for our library to get a copy of the latest book. May 17, Jen rated it really liked it Recommended to Jen by: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Magiere This was my favourite in the series by far Even though some parts put me to sleep, some things were explained and it stayed interesting throughout. Although, I think Chane should have killed Welstiel as opposed to just cutting off this fingers. Although Magiere quickly rectified the situation. I think I read this one the quickest. Although I think because of the small print in the book, the long chapters and the hard to pronouce names sometimes I found myself dozing Favourite Character: Although I think because of the small print in the book, the long chapters and the hard to pronouce names sometimes I found myself dozing off in the middle of a chapter in the middle of the day because I would just become so tired.
There was only one day I was able to read for hours and hours and I'm pretty sure it was because I was stoned. Jul 06, Vickey Foggin rated it liked it Shelves: This six-book epic concludes! I felt a sense of accomplishment that I'd gotten through it as the last two books were very boring. This one has a bit more action, but Margiere has been figuratively lobotomised and spends the entire book staring into the distance muttering to herself.
That means the slack has to be picked up by Wynn and Chap, who are not really strong enough characters to carry the story. But they had to build Wynn up a bit so she could be the star of the next trilogy, I guess. It doesn't end in a satisfying way as they leave it wide open for sequels. Like many fantasy epics, it started strong but petered out.
Mar 10, Nathan rated it liked it Shelves: Well, the book rounds out the first series of the Noble Dead nicely. Loose ends are tied up, with enough left open for future exploration. 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 Well, the book rounds out the first series of the Noble Dead nicely. You could do better. And if fantasy vampire hunting is your thing, you'll be okay with this. Mar 17, Crystal-lynn Bee rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I finished this book today, yay finally. 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.
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 I finished this book today, yay finally. I thought the action was amazing in this book, the vampire element was amazing as always. But it didn't really feel like an ending. Looking forward to series 2 Thanks for the amazing novel Barb Hendee! Sep 10, Rebecca Saxton rated it really liked it. This book starts out with everyone trying to get to the "orb" that keeps persisting in Magiere's in dreams.
I very much enjoyed the book and the resolution did not disturb me.
It leaves for the possibility of a new adventure for Magiere and Leesil. The only thing that disturbed me through the last couple books was that Magiere actually listened to the voice in her head. The fact that an unseen force was influencing her to find the "orb", would make you think that she would not do anything that t This book starts out with everyone trying to get to the "orb" that keeps persisting in Magiere's in dreams.
The fact that an unseen force was influencing her to find the "orb", would make you think that she would not do anything that the voice was asking her to do. Ultimately , the blind following of the voice was a litte annoying especially after the resolution of what the "orb" is for. Sep 07, Kristin rated it did not like it. I've read the whole series which started out well enough. But I must say I felt cheated after finishing it. The authors didn't manage an ending ,rather they left a cliffhanger and then started another series.
Which would have been acceptable but the storyline ended up being a dud. I read this series with a small book club otherwise I would have stopped at the 3rd book. It lacks imagination and flow.
I expect the character to develop with this many books, and relationships to grow and change. Magiere the Dhampir was created by a shadowy, long-forgotten enemy of many names - an enemy who the elf Leesil was trained from childhood to kill. They were brought together by the Fay to forge an alliance that might have the power to stand against the forces of dark magics.
But as Magiere and Leesil uncover the truth, they discover just how close the enemy has always been For years Magiere and Leesil have sought a long-forgotten artifact, even though its purpose has been shrouded in mystery.
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