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Book Series: The Mist-Torn Witches
Weight: 115 pounds
Hair Color: Black—worn in a straight bob just above her shoulders
Eye Color: Lavender
From (Location): Shetâna Village in the Western Region of Droevinka (world of the Noble Dead)
Signature Move: The element of surprise . . . normally ramming a dagger through the hollow of someone’s throat.
Enemies: Soldiers in the forces of Sub-Prince Damek (or anyone who threatens her sister Céline)
Favorite Pastime: Playing card games based on skill—for money
Other Facts: Refuses to wear gowns and insists upon wearing breeches, a man’s shirt, a short canvas jacket, and boots. She fights with both a sword and a dagger, but she’s much better with the dagger.
I am Amelie Fawe.
I was born in the grubby little village of Shetâna, and my sister, Céline, and I were orphaned when I was only twelve and she was fifteen. The soldiers serving the sub-prince who oversees the lands where we live have a penchant for preying on the peasants of Shetâna—as if our village is their own personal play ground.
Two orphaned sisters seemed like easy prey at first, but I proved them wrong. I got myself a short sword and a dagger and learned how to use them . . . though I’m much better with the dagger. When I was twelve, my main move was to look helpless until a soldier got close enough, and then I’d ram the blade through the hollow of his throat.
At seventeen, I still lean heavily on speed and the element of surprise, never doing quite what an opponent expects and then striking before they realize where the blow is coming from. Now, I can usually gut my opponents before they know what hit them.
Why did I join this match? Our mother was an apothecary and a gypsy “seer” and so after she died, my sister Céline took her place . . . and Céline earns most of our money. My job is to protect her, but I’m always in the shadows, always seen as not contributing nearly as much as her to our lives. I want to be seen. I want to show my strengths. I want to prove that I have value too.
Don’t underestimate me. Those people rarely survive.
Barb Hendee is the nationally best-selling co-author of the Noble Dead Saga (along with her husband J.C.). She is also the author of the Vampire Memories series and the newly launching Mist-Torn Witches series. She has a master’s degree in English and taught college for twelve years. She was born in the northwest, later migrated to Idaho and then Colorado, but she missed the rain and the moss too much and now lives just south of Portland, Oregon in the Willamette Valley with JC and their two yearling kitties, Ashes and Cinders.
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Available May 7, 2013 from Roc/Penguin
About this Book:
National bestselling author Barb Hendee presents a dark, fascinating new series set in the world of the Noble Dead Saga… 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 are 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 around them seems to grow with each passing night.
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