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Official site for the high/dark fantasy books of authors Barb Hendee and J. C. Hendee, including the Noble Dead Saga (a.k.a. The Noble Dead series), the Mist-Torn Witches series, the Vampire Memories series, and TNDS: Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga.

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So . . . the final book hits the stands on Tuesday. This is going to be a long weekend for me and JC.

We can't wait to find out what everyone thinks :)

This day has been a long time coming . . . and it's almost here.


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Publisher's Weekly reviewed The Night Voice.

JC and Barb are happy.

Publisher's Weekly Review

After putting their heroes through leagues of travel and many betrayals, magical traps, and desperate rounds of dangerous diplomacy, the Hendees bring their third Noble Dead subseries (and 14th book in the overall saga) to a violent, action-packed conclusion. The mixed party of sages, mages, intelligent wolves, and well-meaning undead led by dhampir Magiere has just two powerful elemental artifacts left to hide before they can finally go home to live in peace. Unfortunately, an undead horde is gathering in the desert wastes to pave the way for the return of a great ancient evil. At the urging of their companion Ghassan, the adventurers decide they must reunite the five artifacts and head to the desert. They have no idea that Ghassan has been possessed by a 1,000-year-old spirit who once served the evil entity and longs for its return. The Hendees have created a complex, multi-strand plot ripe with conflicts, both internal and external. Though new readers may have trouble keeping track of everyone, longtime fans will enjoy seeing their heroes finally triumph. Agent: John Silbersack, Trident Media Group. (Jan.)

Final Countdown

We're in the final countdown, a few weeks out from publication of the final chapter in the Noble Dead Saga: The Night Voice. The official publication day is January 5th, 2016.

JC and I are on pins and needles. This was a tough one to write on a number of levels, and we hope our readers will love the conclusion. All main characters have essential roles to play, and Magiere and Leesil will both face their destinies.

The saga has been a labor of love for us, stretching over a decade plus, and one of the most moving things we hear from our readers is, “I started this series when I was in high school.” It means a great deal to us that so many people have taken the adventure right along with us!

Ace/Roc Giveaway

The Night Voice hits the stands on January 5th, and to help celebrate, our publisher is giving away six ARCs (Advanced Review Copy) over on Facebook.

If you have a Facebook account, pop over and enter!

Facebook Giveaway

Signings and Sightings: Orycon and Powell’s Books

Barb and J.C. will be breaking out of their usual hermit status this weekend for several events on the docket!

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Saturday 11/21
Waterfront Portland Marriott Hotel.
We will be busy with panels, signings, and a reading. For more information please see:

And then….


Authorfest 9
Sunday, 11/22, 4pm+
Powell’s Books
Place: 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005

We will be signing books (brought or bought) along with a large number of other SF/Fantasy authors: Alma Alexander, Devon Monk, Barb & J. C. Hendee, Mark Ferrari, Shannon Page, Brent Weeks, Claude Lalumiere, Camille Alexa, Wendy Wagner, David Levine, Mike Moscoe/Shepherd, Jason Hough, Ken Scholes, J. A. Pitts, Patrick Swenson, Leah Cutter, Blaze Ward, Tina Connolly, Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Annie Bellet, Fonda Lee, Jason Gurley, Kristi Charish, Laura Ann Gilman, Randy Henderson, Django Wexler, and Jennifer Brozek.

You read it, now hear it…

Finally... this week, our beloved narrator for the Noble Dead Saga's audio editions, Tanya Eby, completed the recording for the The Night Voice., the saga’s final volume coming in print and ebook this January 2017. She is the only person besides our editor who has read the book, and we were so happy when she wrote to say, “I loved it.” She has recorded all fourteen of the novels now, and she is almost as invested as we are. The audio book will be released on the same day as the hard cover.

And more to come by the new year.

—Barb & J.C.