The Death of the Necromancer

The Death of the Necromancer

eBook - 1998 | ebook ed.
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This is the ebook edition of The Death of the Necromancer, originally published by Avon Eos in 1998. Nicholas Valiarde is a passionate, embittered nobleman with an enigmatic past. He is also the greatest thief in all of Ile-Rien. Under cover of darkness on the streets of the gaslit city, he assumes the guise of a master criminal, stealing jewels from wealthy nobles to finance his quest for vengeance: the murder of Count Montesq. Montesq orchestrated the wrongful execution of Nicholas's beloved godfather Edouard on false charges of necromancy, the art of divination through communion with spirits of the dead, a practice long outlawed in the kingdom of Ile-Rien. But now Nicholas's murderous mission is being interrupted by a series of eerie, unexplainable, fatal events. Someone with tremendous magical powers is opposing him, and traces of a necromantic power that hasn't been used for centuries appear. And when a spiritualist unwittingly leads Nicholas to a decrepit old house, the truly monstrous nature of his peril finally emerges.
Publisher: [sine loco] : Martha Wells, 1998.
Edition: ebook ed.
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foxylady31
Feb 09, 2016

In the beginning I didnt think I would like this but it became very interesting and the intregue was great.. I thought I knew who the villian was and then it would change directions...GOOD ALL THE WAY TO THE END.

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rixonkarla
Aug 05, 2012

A fantastically complicated mystery set in a richly detailed fantasy world. I especially love the steampunk elements of Wells' work, and her characters are realistic while still being exciting people. My one quibble is that her prose is sometimes a little difficult to get into, but her world building and plot twists more than make up for that.

rlbishop7880 Mar 02, 2012

You can rarely find such a likeable assortment of scoundrels, theives, and ner-do-wells. The subtlties of this Victorian-esque society are sometimes a trifle too sublte but in the end this reads like some sort of fantastic alternate history (you know, if sorcery were commonplace at court). I loved it!

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