The Bone Palace
Death is no stranger in the city of Erisín-- but some deaths attract more attention than others.When a prostitute dies carrying a royal signet, Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and agent of the Crown, is called to investigate. Her search leads to desecrated tombs below the palace, and the lightless... show more
Death is no stranger in the city of Erisín-- but some deaths attract more attention than others.When a prostitute dies carrying a royal signet, Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and agent of the Crown, is called to investigate. Her search leads to desecrated tombs below the palace, and the lightless vaults of the vampiric vrykoloi deep beneath the city. But worse things than vampires are plotting in Erisín...As a sorcerous plague sweeps the city and demons stalk the streets, Isyllt must decide who she's prepared to betray, before the city built on bones falls into blood and fire.
Publish date: December 1st 2010
Pages no: 469
Edition language: English
Series: The Necromancer Chronicles (#2)
I was very happy to see that this second book contained a Dramatis Personae, Appendix I (Calendars and Time), and Appendix II (The Octagon Court). Sadly that still doesn’t cover all the made-up words. Although the prose continues to be overly descriptive and convoluted, the narrative has definitely ...
Downum's second book in her Necromancer series is okay. not bad. enjoyable. her virtues remain intact: determinedly gender-blind (mainly through the placing of women in traditionally male professions); pleasingly fluid and drama-free use of varying sexual orientations; a fascinating set of pyschic &...
Some great reviews of this around -- see, e.g., Ceridwen's, Miriam's -- both of which kind of nail my experience. Eh!'s is different, but smart; Greg's and Joel's are probably where I ended up -- not interested enough to have too much to say. (I generated most of the below after just a hundred pag...
It took me a while, but I finally figured out what dissatisfied me about this book. In the first third, while we were getting to know our our characters and getting used to the firelight and the puzzling tendency of the writer to describe the scent of everything – bitter orange and copper make notab...
Plague and necromancers and transvestites and murder and magic and vampires and sex and bars and war and affairs and intrigue.How can this be so boring?I'm at page 96. Now she's adding a conspiracy! With demons! And a swish dude! Maybe now it will get more interesting!Oh. No. It didn't get more inte...