“Reynard said grimly, ‘Whether he’s committing plagiarism or he’s thought it up all on his own, Dr. Octave’s got to die.’ “
—The Death of the Necromancer, Martha Wells
And that’s the point at which I know I’ve just got to finish this novel.
Nicholas is a con-man with a history, who gets himself into a bit more trouble than he anticipated.
With gas-lit streets, abandoned mansions, honor among thieves, zombie/ghoul…things, and goofy fake seances–one of which turns out to be real (uh-oh!), Martha Wells has me up late following Nic, Reynard, Crack and Madeline track down this rogue Necromancer.
Turns out this may be one of my stops on my Epic Quest. This book is a standalone written in the same world as her trilogy, The Fall of Ile Rien. Her latest books are with Night Shade Books, the first of those is called The Cloud Roads, which folks really seem to like.
She’s got the first chapter of Necromancer up on her website, here.