Between Their Worlds by Barb & J. C. Hendee
- ISBN-13: 9780451464354
- Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
- Publication date: 1/3/2012
- Pages: 448
- Series: Noble Dead Series, #10
- Source: From Publisher For Review
Magiere and Leesil must rescue Wynn Hygeort from her captivity in the Guild of Sagecraft. But Wynn doesn’t want to give up access to the ancient scrolls that may help them locate the last of the magical Orbs coveted by the Ancient Enemy.
The Noble Dead series is an intriguing tale of dark fantasy. Each novel reveals some new facet to the characters and more details about world they inhabit. Magiere is a dhampir, half-human and half-vampire, who has earned her reputation as a vampire hunter. Her husband, Lessil is a half-elven assassin, trained by his elven mother while growing up to work for the human lord they were enslaved to. His dog, Chap, is a majay-hi, a Fay spirit in the body of an elven wolf. Wynn is a human member of the Guild of Sagecraft. The four of them have stumbled upon information concerning a war so long ago that almost nothing is known about it. During the war, the Ancient Enemy created the Noble Dead, vampires and other, more powerful, creatures, as weapons against his foes. And now, to stop another war, 5 orbs must be recovered and hidden away again where the Ancient Enemy can’t find them.
Between Their Worlds is the 10th novel in this series. Three of the orbs have been found. Wynn has been made a virtual prisoner by her own Guild. Margiere, Lessil, and Chap have traveled to the Guild to meet her, expecting her to have more information from the texts she initially brought with her. But the Guild has denied her access to them, even taking her own personal notes. Helped by her dog, Shade, daughter of Chap, and Chane, the undead vampire who loves her, Wynn must escape from the Guild with as much information as she can. At the same time, Margiere and Lessil are also trying to break Wynn out.
I’ve really enjoyed each of books in this series. They’ve all been well written and entertaining. In this book, I really enjoyed the interaction between the characters and the mystery behind the motivations of some of the secondary characters. The mystery of what’s going to happen next kept me turning page after page. I’m looking forward to the next book.