Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

September 19, 2011 at 9:00 am 1 comment

“Once a severed head talks, life’s possibilities seem endless.”

Meet Sam – college dropout, fast food employee, and terrible potato-hockey player.  Yeah, that last one’s more important than you might think, because it’s a bad shot that launches his potato straight at a car, breaking the tail light and sending the owner after him.

Unfortunately, the car’s owner is Douglas Montgomery, Seattle’s number one necromancer, and he can sense that Sam also has the power to control the dead.  Too bad Sam has no clue what Douglas is talking about, because he’ll have to learn just what his powers mean if he doesn’t want Douglas to turn him into one dead amateur necromancer.

My Review: Sarcastic, clueless slacker meets dead-eyed, menacing necromancer who wants to steal his power? Yes! I was hooked.  Sam’s got a great goofy, funny personality, but when Douglas comes after him, he steps up to the plate big time, searching for the truth about his powers and trying to protect his friends from Douglas’ casual cruelty (which, you can probably tell from the quote up there, also leads to a friend of Sam’s ending up as nothing more than an animate severed head).

Douglas was a villain I could really hate, and I appreciate that!  It was chilling to watch the way he wielded his power over the dead, not to mention how he plotted against other beings like werewolves and fey creatures.

The excellent Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride is now available at the library. Check it out if you like your scary mixed with plenty of funny.



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