The Dead Seekers by Barb and JC Hendee
In the New York Times bestselling Noble Dead saga, Barb and J.C. Hendee created an engrossing mix of intrigue, epic fantasy, and horror. * Now, they present a bold new series set in the same world, where the destinies of two hunters shaped by the shadows of their pasts are about to collide…
In the dark reaches of the eastern continent, Tris Vishal travels from village to village, using his power to put unsettled spirits to rest. He works alone, having learned that letting people close only leads to more death. Still, he finds himself accepting the help of the Mondyalitko woman who saves his life a woman whose gifts are as much a burden as his own.
Mari Kaleja thirsted for vengeance since the night her family was taken from her. She has searched far and wide for the one she thinks responsible, known only as “The Dead’s Man.” But before she can kill him, she has to be sure. Mari hopes traveling with Tris will confirm her suspicions. But as they embark on a hunt where the living are just as dangerous as the dead, she learns the risks of keeping your enemy close…
Because it’s no longer clear who is predator and who is prey.
Mari Kaleja survived an attack on her family and has been hunting down the killer for years. She is looking for The Dead’s Man and thinks she has found him. But she wants to make sure he is the correct person before she exacts her revenge. Tris Vishal has the ability to put restless spirits to rest. He travels the land helping people, getting paid, then leaving. After being saved by Mari, Tris asks Mari to help him investigate the death of a young girl and settle her spirit.
I have been planning on reading the Noble Dead series for a while but have never gotten that far. When I was offered the chance to review The Dead Seekers I jumped at the chance. This is a start to a new series and quickly drew me into the story.
Mari’s life is consumed by her desire for revenge. Thankfully she is not so far gone that she decides to follow Tris and determine if he was the killer she is hunting for. Tris has his own demons that he is working with and I couldn’t help feeling bad for the guy.
This is a great, straight forward story. I really liked the character development and this whole world. I am excited to see what happened in the next book.
I received The Dead Seekers from the publisher for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.