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Author: Barb Hendee

Barb & J.C. live south of Portland, Oregon, and about a hour from the coast. Barb's fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. J.C.'s poetry, non-fiction, and short fiction have also appeared in many genre publications.

Although they have worked together as a writing team from their earliest days, the Noble Dead Saga (a.k.a. the Noble Dead Series) contains their first novel-length collaborations starting in 2003.

Both are ex-academics with masters in English, have worked in academia as well as the private sector, and have taught multiple workshops, classes, and seminars related to fiction writing inside and outside of academia.

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To Kill a Kettle Witch - A Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches, #4

To Kill a Kettle Witch
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780451471345
  • Release: 2016-05-03
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ROC
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National bestselling author Barb Hendee returns to the world of  the Mist-Torn witches, as two sisters who can see the secrets of the past and the mysteries of the future begin a quest to save the family they never knew existed.…

Powerful prince Malcolm is facing ruin in the wake of a curse that has destroyed his harvest. He blames the band nomadic Móndyalítko who summer in the meadow below his castle—and he is determined to root out the people who caused the blight by any means necessary.

When Céline and Amelie Fawe, descended from the Móndyalítko, learn that their mother’s people are under suspicion of sabotage and treason, they set out to use their magical gifts to save their estranged relatives and learn about their own origins.

Now it’s up to the sisters—along with their motley escort, including a prince’s lieutenant, a shape-shifter, and an old woman with a murky past—to discover the  source of the curse to restore life to the ravaged land and protect the innocent from unfair vengeance.


The Night Voice - A Novel of the Noble Dead, #11

The Night Voice
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780451469328
  • Release: 2016-01-05
  • Authors: Barb Hendee, J.C. Hendee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: ROC
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The New York Times bestselling authors of First and Last Sorcerer present the final breathtaking chapter in their epic Noble Dead saga....

With much relief, Magiere, Leesil, and Chap prepare to hide the last two of the powerful orbs. Once this last great task is completed, Magiere can take Leesil home to a life of peace.

Then, rumors reach them that a horde of undead creatures, slaughtering everything in their wake, are gathering in the far east regions of the Suman desert. This gathering could only be caused by the Ancient Enemy awakening.

With no other choice, Magiere tells Leesil they cannot go home yet. They must go to the desert and seek to learn if the rumors are true . . . and if so, face an awakening evil: The Night Voice.


Witches with the Enemy - A Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches, #3

Witches with the Enemy
  • Number: 9780451471338
  • Release: 2015-05-05
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ROC
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The national bestselling author of The Mist-Torn Witches returns to a world of princes and power, magic and mystery, where two women have the ability to reveal the future and uncover the past.…

When seers Céline and Amelie Fawe fled Shetâna under threat of death, they vowed never to return. Yet, less than a year later, they are summoned back—to aid the man who once tried to kill them.…

The cruel prince Damek is on the verge of closing marriage negotiations with the powerful family of a young noblewoman when his intended’s sister is murdered. To keep the engagement from falling through, Damek must expose the killer quickly—and he needs the seers’ powers to do so. Though the Fawes’ patron, Prince Anton, fears that bringing Céline and Amelie to Shetâna places them in grave danger, he is honor-bound to help his brother Damek.

Only none of them is prepared for the peril that awaits them at Castle Kimovesk—for someone in the court is determined to prevent the marriage from happening, no matter how deadly the cost.…


First and Last Sorcerer - A Novel of the Noble Dead, #10

First and Last Sorcerer
  • Number: 9780451469304
  • Release: 2015-01-06
  • Authors: Barb Hendee, J.C. Hendee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: ROC
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National bestselling authors Barb and J. C. Hendee present the newest breathtaking chapter in the epic Noble Dead saga....

Waylaid in their quest for the orb of the Air, Magiere, Leesil, Chap, and Wayfarer have all been wrongly imprisoned. But it is Magiere, the dhampir, who suffers the most as a cloaked interrogator employs telepathic torture.

Arriving at the Suman port city in search of Magiere, Wynn Hygeorht and her companions?including vampire Chane Andraso?seek out Domin Ghassan il’Sänke for assistance, which proves no easy task. The domin is embroiled in a secret hunt for a spectral undead with the power to invade anyone living and take the body as its host.

Even if Wynn can manage to free her friends from prison, battling this entirely new kind of undead hidden inside host bodies may be a challenge none of them can survive....


Witches in Red - A Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches, #2

Witches in Red
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780451414168
  • Release: 2014-05-06
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Supernatural
  • Publisher: ROC
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Céline and Amelie Fawe can see into anyone’s past and future simply by touching him. They have used their powers to secure sanctuary?and a fine apothecary’s shop?in the village around Castle Sèone. But their continued safety has a price....

Far to the north, the men of an isolated silver mining community are turning into vicious ?beasts” that slaughter anyone in sight. The mines belong to the noble family of Prince Anton?ruler of Castle Sèone and Céline and Amelie’s patron?and Anton’s tyrannical father has ordered his son to solve the mystery as a test of his leadership. He has no choice but to send the witches into the perilous north to use their abilities to discover the cause of the transformations. Given how much they owe the prince, the sisters have no choice but to go.

Together with the overprotective Lieutenant Jaromir, Célene and Amelie enter the dark world of a far-off mining camp tainted by fear, mistrust, and enslavement?and haunted by men turning into massive mad wolves without warning. Now the two must draw upon strength and cunning they never thought they possessed not only to solve the mystery, but to survive....


The Mist-Torn Witches - A Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches, #1

The Mist-Torn Witches
  • Number: 9780451414151
  • Release: 2013-05-07
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Supernatural
  • Publisher: ROC
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National bestselling author Barb Hendee presents a dark, fascinating new world and the story of two sisters who will discover they have far more power than they ever envisioned….

In a small village in the nation of Droevinka, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additional money by posing as a seer and pretending to read people’s futures.

But they exist in a land of great noble houses, all vying for power, and when the sisters refuse the orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on the warlord prince’s brother, Anton, for a temporary haven.

A series of bizarre deaths of pretty young girls is plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton’s castle. He offers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their “skills” to find the killer.

With little choice, the sisters enter a world unknown to them—of fine gowns and banquets and advances from powerful men. Their survival depends on catching a murderer who appears to walk through walls and vanish without a trace—and the danger grows with each passing night.


The Dog in the Dark - A Novel of the Noble Dead

The Dog in the Dark
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780451464934
  • Release: 2012-12-31
  • Authors: Barb Hendee, J.C. Hendee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: ROC
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The Noble Dead series has been hailed as “a crowd-pleasing mix of intrigue, epic fantasy, and horror.”* Now, national bestselling authors Barb and J.C. Hendee present the latest thrilling novel following the adventures of dhampir Magiere and half-elf Leesil…

Barely escaping the city of Calm Seatt—and the assassins hunting them—Magiere, Leesil, and the elven dog Chap sail south to continue their quest to find the powerful Orb of Air before their enemies do. But they are not alone, much to their frustration.

The aging elven assassin Brot’an has forced himself on them by offering his protection. Chap doesn’t believe this ruse, however, and seeks to uncover the assassin’s true agenda—as well as the cause of the secret civil war that has erupted into the open among Brot'an's people.

Meanwhile, Magiere struggles with her own dark nature, using Leesil’s love as an anchor to keep her grounded. For the personal price she paid to procure the Orb of Fire was more than she thought—and more than she wants to reveal to anyone.

But that is exactly what the cunning Brot’an wants to know. And he is willing to do whatever it takes—even if he must reveal his own dreaded secrets that may cost the entire party their lives…and their very souls.

*Publishers Weekly


Ghosts of Memories - A Vampire Memories Novel

Ghosts of Memories
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780451464842
  • Release: 2012-10-02
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ROC
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With her vampire protector Philip Branté and their human companion Wade Sheffield, a former police psychologist, Eleisha Clevon searches the world for isolated vampires—and offers them sanctuary. She wants to provide a home where she can teach them to follow the Four Laws that will protect them and their kind.

But not all vampires want to live by anyone’s rules but their own. Christian Lefevre has been posing a psychic, catering to the upper crust of Seattle society by making contact with their dead loved ones—and leaving his clients faint and weak after each encounter. Now Eleisha must confront the most deadly predator she has ever faced—or lose everything she has fought to protect…


Between Their Worlds - A Novel of the Noble Dead

Between Their Worlds
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780451464354
  • Release: 2012-01-03
  • Authors: Barb Hendee, J.C. Hendee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: ROC
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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.


In Memories We Fear - A Vampire Memories Novel, #4

In Memories We Fear
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780451464224
  • Release: 2011-10-04
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ROC
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A series of killings in England point to a new-and feral-vampire. Vampires Eleisha and Philip and their human companion travel to London to make contact with the terrified creature, to offer him sanctuary and stop the bloodshed. But the vampire they find is not what they expected...


Of Truth and Beasts - A Novel of the Noble Dead

Of Truth and Beasts
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780451463753
  • Release: 2011-01-04
  • Authors: Barb Hendee, J.C. Hendee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: ROC
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New in the national bestselling Noble Dead series, known for "incredible world-building and intriguing characters" (SciFi Chick).

In each of its novels, The Noble Dead Saga has swept readers into a world of "Tolkienesque fantasy [and] vampire-infused horror."* (Publishers Weekly)

Now, young Journeyor Wynn Hygeorht finds herself cast into the wilds on a dangerous quest for knowledge that may instead lead to her doom...


Memories of Envy - The Vampire Memories, #3

Memories of Envy
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780451463531
  • Release: 2010-10-05
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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For a vampire, killing is easy. She makes it fun...

A reluctant predator, Eleisha Clevon has made home for herself and other vampires like her in Portland. And, in spite of the risks, she is determined to locate all vampires still existing in isolation, so she might offer them sanctuary — and more importantly, so she can teach them to feed without killing.

To Eleisha's shock, she learns that a lost vampire may be living as close as Denver, Colorado... but she has to approach this one more carefully than ever before.

Simone Stratford is a beautiful, delicate-looking creature from the roaring twenties who enjoys playing elaborate games with mortals, stoking their passion for her before finally draining them of their blood. When Eleisha and her protector, Philip Branté, go to Denver in search of Simone, what they find is far worse — and more seductive — than either one bargained for. Philip’s love for Eleisha and his ability to fit into her world are pushed to the breaking point, as is Eleisha’s fierce belief in her own mission.


Through Stone and Sea - A Novel of the Noble Dead

Through Stone and Sea
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780451463128
  • Release: January 2010
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Wynn journeys to the mountain stronghold of the dwarves in search of the "Stonewalkers," an unknown sect supposedly in possession of important ancient texts. But in her obsession to understand these writings, she will find more puzzles and questions buried in secrets old and new-along with an enemy she thought destroyed...


Hunting Memories - A Vampire Memories Novel, #2

Hunting Memories
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780451462916
  • Release: October 06, 2009
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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"You are not alone. There are others like you…"

When she read those words, Eleisha Clevon knew she had to respond to Rose de Spenser’s letter and connect with another vampire. Both reluctant predators, they venture outside only when the hunger becomes unbearable, try not to draw attention to themselves—and feel guilty when ending human lives.

But Eleisha has learned a way to draw blood from her victims without killing them. She wants to share this knowledge with like-minded vampires and create a haven where they can exist together—and forge a united front against Julian Ashton, a vampire who has been hunting down and destroying his own kind for the last century.

To win Rose to her cause, Eleisha must risk meeting her face-to-face, knowing full well she might be an agent of Julian’s—but never expecting the revelations Rose has to share about Eleisha’s own vampire origins…


In Shade and Shadow

In Shade and Shadow
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780451462503
  • Release: January 2009
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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After her adventures with Magiere and Leesil, Wynn Hygeorht has returned to the Guild of Sagecraft, bearing texts supposedly penned by vampires from the time of the Forgotten History and the Great War. Seized by the Guild's scholars and sent out for copying without Wynn's consent, several pages disappear-and the two sages charged with conveying these pages are murdered. Suspicious of the Guild, separated from the only friends she fully trusts, and convinced the Noble Dead are responsible for the killings, Wynn embarks on a quest to uncover the secrets of the texts.

 


Blood Memories - A Vampire Memories Novel, #1

Blood Memories
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780451462299
  • Release: 10/7/2008
  • Author: Barb Hendee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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A bold new series from the USA Today bestselling co-author of the Noble Dead saga.

Eleisha Clevon has the face of a teen angel, but she is no angel. Unlike most vampires, she doesn't like to kill, but self-preservation comes first.

When an old friend destroys himself by walking into sunlight right in front of her, Eleisha is shocked. And what she finds afterwards points to how very sick of his existence her friend had become—piling drained corpses in the basement and keeping records of other vampires' real names and addresses. That's a problem.

Because now, there are policemen on the case: two very special humans with some gifts of their own. They know who Eleisha is, and, even more dangerous, what she is.