I loved this book, it was very different from most vampire novels that I've read. Leesil a half-elf and Magiere have a pretty good con game going on, he pretends to be a vampire, she pretends to "slay" him, and thus they con innocent villagers out of their hard-earned cash.
But Magiere has become tired of this life, and when she decides to buy an inn and retire, a mysterious old man, Welstiel who tells her that she's actually a dhampir, half vampire, half human, and the perfect vampire hunter. The daughter of a recently turned vampire father and a human mother.
The vampires, though clearly villains, are not two dimensional caricatures, and even Chap, the dog, has a backstory of his own!