Book: Homeward - The Feral Path (Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga) by Barb Hendeecategories: Book, Vampires, Vampire, Undead, Fantasy, High Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
Barb Hendeeabout this book: Rashed, one of the Noble Dead and a vampire, has killed his maker and master, Lord Corische. Fleeing his master's keep in Stravina, he takes with him Teesha, Ratboy, and his brother, Parko. At first, all four relish freedom in their separate ways, but they soon learn that freedom has its dangers for their kind.
Without a master, Parko quickly loses himself to the Feral Path, that seductive sensuality of being unrestrained in the hunt and the kill. Ratboy feels this call as well but is caught between this desire and his need for companionship and safety. Teesha, reeling much more than she expected at being "homeless," wants only a new place in the world of their own making.
Rashed is tangled in all of this by his sense of responsibility for his companions. Most of all, he's determined that Teesha never feel lost again. He'll do anything to create a home for her -- anything.
Ratboy continues to struggle against his longing to be free of self-restraint, to hunt and kill at will. Sometimes he succeeds against his baser instincts, and sometimes he doesn't. Then one night, when he loses the battle, his actions threaten everything that Rashed has managed to achieve… including Teesha's safety.
About "Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga"...
No knowledge of the Noble Dead Saga is necessary to read, comprehend, and enjoy any "tale." Readers new to this world can step right into it through any of these short works. They are independent of the saga's main plots/stories, though some minor connections will be apparent to readers of the saga.
Tales center upon minor characters, places, and events left along the way in the saga's volumes. As well, there are some new characters, places, and certainly events never before seen in the saga.
For those who have read part or all of the saga to date, you may expand what you already know about the world, cultures, times and places, and favorite minor characters left behind. In other words, "tales" can be a little treat straight from us to tide you over in a year's wait for the next volume in the Noble Dead Saga.
—-Barb & J.C.
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