Book Review: Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride

October 24, 2012 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

You all know my standard sequel alert: don’t read this book review unless you’re ok getting spoilers for the first book, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer.

“You don’t survive getting kidnapped, thrown in a cage, tortured, and then killing a man without experiencing a few restless nights.”

Amateur necromancer Sam has just gone pro. After killing Douglas, his psychopathic competition in the world of necromancing, Sam has inherited all of Douglas’ worldly possessions, some of his power to control the dead, and his spot on the Council, who deal with the problems of supernatural beings. Now he’s got to try to harness his new power, control the creatures Douglas left behind at his house (including fighting gnomes, a Minotaur, and an assistant with questionable loyalties), and help his girlfriend’s wolf pack solve the murder of one of their own. In other words, it’s just another normal day’s work.

My Review: I loved that even with new powers, money, and people working for him, Sam stayed Sam. He still treats people with respect, doesn’t abuse his power, and tries his best to learn from everyone around him so he can do his job to the best of his ability.

Like the first book, this one has Sam’s sarcastic voice, which I like, but the sequel is not as high on the creepy factor as book one. Sam is trying to get used to his new life, so it’s more about that than about the big evil. There are tons of new beings introduced in this book, like a satyr, a fury, even a Bigfoot! The characters are great, the humor is done well, and if you liked book one, you’ll get even deeper into the world of necromancy in book two. Hope Lish McBride has a few more escapades with Sam in the works!

Katie

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