- High/Dark Fantasy Fiction by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee

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.

Q&A: “Tales” in Print?

qa_1We knew this issue would come up sooner or later, and it has come up multiple times through social systems and through the “Contact” page at

So it is time for an official response, so to speak, though the answer might not please some. We will try to explain…

“Tales” on iTunes/iBookStore Completed


Just a very quick note to everyone, but especially iPhone, iPod, and iPad users:

All currently available works in Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga are now available through iTunes and the iBookStore.

You can search them out there by title, author, sequence, or even “tales from (etc.),” or simply drop by and select “Tales” from the site’s main menu. Select any title in the Tales page-menu to find links that take you directly to the appropriate iTunes/iBookStore product page.

Note that you must have iTunes installed if you are making a purchase via a computer instead of an iOS device. And of course all future “Tales” releases will also be available at iTunes and the iBookStore from now on.

S3B2: The Dog in the Dark—Description

S3B2_usaThe back cover description for the next edition in the Noble Dead Saga is now available at Select “Books” from the main menus, and then book title on the Books page.

An earlier uncorrected version slipped out to a couple of sites, but we got in touch with the our publisher and worked out some corrections; this is now the official version.

Those who’ve been following some of our commentary on social sites may already know much of what you will find, but the rest of you can now catch up a little.

ADDITIONAL: We have officially set the working title for the novel we’re working on now. Series 3, Book 3 is titled… The Wind in the Night. More on this work after the first of the year.

Now Available: Homeward, V: The Reluctant Guardian

HW5Barb Hendee
$3.00 USD
Short story, ~12k words; English Only

This sixth offering in Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, KoboBooks, and iTunes (iBookStore). For more information please visit the “Tales” page at

For non-USA readers, Amazon and KoboBooks offer access and purchase from outside of the USA. For Amazon, you will need to seek the proper site by domain extension (.es, .uk, etc.); see the main site for assistance if you cannot find your region’s domain site. KoboBooks has affiliates in about 150 countries, though their main site (from what we understand) sells directly (with immediate access) to many countries around the world.

NOTE: At present we are not able to provide international access to “tales” via (iBookStore). Listing and price control there for non-USA purchases has not been adequately refined via their publishing portal to account for fluctuating currency exchange rates as is done through other portals.

It may take a little more time for our privately published titles to filter through these large vendor sites to any of their non-USA subsites, but they will. Please be patient. While you are at our site, have a look at the previous “Tales” releases in the “Homeward” and “Bones of the Earth” sequences.

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Though set in the world of the Noble Dead Saga, “Tales” and their sequences do not require knowledge of the saga’s books/series. You can easily pick up and read one as your first venture in this world.

You Do NOT Need an eReader

Free Apps to purchase ebooks directly from your computer or other devices are available for multiple operating systems like  Windows, OS X, Android, iOS and sometimes Linux. If you later buy a device, all of your previously purchased books from the device's vendor will load to your new device as well as still being available through your vendor-based app on your computer.

Homeward, II: The Feral Path — on iTunes


All appears stable after the release of Homeward, I: The Game Piece on iTunes. So it is time to expand offerings for Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga through our newest vendor.

Homeward, II: The Feral Path has been uploaded to the  iTunes store and should be available soon for all iOS devices. Keep in mind that any device using iOS can also load apps for our other vendors. If you used one of those on your iPod, iPad, or iPhone, you do not need to buy this title a second time. And at present, there are no apps for non-iOS devices… not even a Mac.

We hope that last part changes in the near future, as we are big advocates of people being able to purchase and read ebooks without having to buy yet another device… unless they want to. Freely testing out reading ebooks for the first time is just as important as sampling ebooks themselves.

Tales Update – Change of Schedule

J.C. has been overwhelmed with two Noble Dead books in overlapping phases, our online pursuits and problem solving, and managing the situation with vendors and their portals. He is still working on Bones of the Earth, II: Karras the Cat when spare moments allow as the sequel to BotE, I: Karras the Kitten. So the “Tales” release for September will be Homeward, V: The Reluctant Guardian by Barb.

HW5This last tale (for now) in the Homeward sequence should be available at all of our standard vendors by next weekend after its listing is established on our own site. And yes, some new tales sequences are in the planning phase even now. Any such will likely not debut until early next year after the release of S3B2: The Dog in the Dark in the Noble Dead Saga.

HW5 will not be up at iTunes until J.C. catches up on placing previously released tales at that vendor. But, since he has completed the final version of its cover (another of his duties), here is a little peek just to tease you.

That is all for now, dear readers, but keep your eyes open for further news by this coming weekend.