The Vampire Huntress Legend Series

The Vampire Huntress Legend Series (VHL) is a twelve book series written by Leslie Esdaile Banks. The entire series is based on the never ending struggle between good and evil. The Vampire Huntress Legend Series is also about the strong bonds of love. Love that exists in the form of family love, friendship love, love of self, love for the world (environment) and the love between man and woman. There is also intense subject matter on religion within this series. The cover art for this series was done by Vince Natale, while inside illustrations are the work of Eric Battle.

Books 1 and 2 of The Vampire Huntress Legend Series (Minion and The Awakening), have been optioned for Hollywood films by Moontide Pictures,LLC. Originally a nine book series with St. Martin's Press/Griffin, has now become a twelve book series.


The first book in the series, Minion, introduces Damali - a young twenty year old African American woman who is Neteru (the huntress). Damali is a very influential spoken word artist who writes and produces all her material (a lot of which is based on her own life experiences). Damali was orphaned at an early age and her experiences in foster care led her to escape, starting her journey as a vampire huntress. Damali's guardian team is introduced, consisting of Marlene, Nafes Shabazz, Big Mike, Jose, JL and Rider. Every member of the group possesses some sort of paranormal abilities.

Damali's team encounter an unusual breed of vampires, who differ from the "regular" ones in appearance and exude an odor so strong that it makes some of the team members physically sick. The protagonists eventually find out that these creatures are hybrids created by the evil vampire Fallon Nuit, who refers to them as "minions".

Carlos Rivera is a young Hispanic drug lord seeking vengeance for his murdered friends and family, unaware that he is being led into a trap by none other than Fallon Nuit who sees plenty of potential evil and wants him to join his cause as a vampire.

In order to save himself, Damali and the guardian team, Carlos forms an alliance with second highest council of the dark side.

Complete Series

The Vampire Huntress Legend Series: (12 Book Series)

  • Minion (trade paperback) (Book 1) (2003)
  • Minion (mass market) (2004)
  • The Awakening (trade paperback) (Book 2) (2004)
  • The Awakening (mass market) (2004)
  • The Hunted (trade paperback) (Book 3) (2004)
  • The Hunted (mass market) (2005)
  • The Bitten(trade paperback) (Book 4) (2005)
  • The Bitten (mass market) (2005)
  • The Forbidden (trade paperback) (Book 5) (2005)
  • The Forbidden (mass market) (2006)
  • The Damned (trade paperback) (Book 6) (2006)
  • The Damned (mass market) (January 2007)
  • The Forsaken (trade paperback) (Book 7) (2006)
  • The Forsaken (mass market) (June 2007)
  • The Wicked (trade paperback) (Book 8) (February 2007)
  • The Wicked (mass market) (Book 8) (January 2008)
  • The Cursed (trade paperback) (Book 9) (July 2007)
  • The Cursed (mass market) (Book 9) (June 2008)
  • The Darkness (trade paperback) (Book 10) (February 2008)
  • The Shadows (trade paperback) (Book 11) (July 2008)
  • The Thirteenth (trade paperback) (Book 12) (February 2009)

NOTE: The Darkness (10), The Shadows (11), and The Thirteenth (12) are called The Armageddon Finale to The Vampire Huntress (trademark) Legend Series. NOTE II: There are "between-the-novel" chapters available from the author on the Vampire Huntress Legend website.


  • “Make It Last Forever” In Stroke Of Midnight (2004)

(Rider and Tara's Story)

  • “Ride the Night Wind” In Love at First Bite (2006)

(Jose Ciponte's Story)

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