Magiere is a dhampire, born of a human mother and a vampire
father. Her birth involved the death of five different
species including an elven and a dwarf because she was
brought into being for a specific purpose known only to her
father. He searches for an orb that will allow him not to
need human blood but his dreams tell him that for his quest
to be successful he needs a dhampire. At the moment,
Magiere's father and a companion follow her and her lover
into Lord Darmouth's province in the Warlands.
Leesil was an assassin, slave and spy for Lord Darmouth as
were his parents but one day he got fed up with the
atrocities he committed and ran away. He needs to know if
his parents still live and expects to find the answers in
his home province. A friend tells Leesil that his elven
mother and human father were last seen running into the
lower levels of Lord Darmouth's keep. Leesil, Magiere, the
sage Wynn and the fae dog Chap investigate this puzzle.
None of the band knows that two opposing forces, the
vampire and elves, are maneuvering them and danger doesn't
just come just from Darmouth but from enemies they don't
even know exist.
Magiere and Leesil are two outcasts who are on a quest that
puts them against people who have different plans for them.
There is a lot of intrigue in TRAITOR TO THE BLOOD which is
one of the reasons it is so hard to put down. Readers
finally learn a lot about Leesil's past and his homeland is
reminiscent of the old Soviet Union as he and his fellow
travelers try to find out what happened to his family. The
love that Leesil and Magiere share gets them through some
dangerous events. Readers will eagerly await the next book
in this terrific series.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted December 15, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007