Johannes Cabal, necromancer of some little infamy, returns in this riotously clever and terrifically twisted tale of murder and international intrigue. In this genre-twisting novel, infamous necromancer Johannes Cabal, after beating the Devil and being reunited with his soul, leads us on another... show more
Johannes Cabal, necromancer of some little infamy, returns in this riotously clever and terrifically twisted tale of murder and international intrigue. In this genre-twisting novel, infamous necromancer Johannes Cabal, after beating the Devil and being reunited with his soul, leads us on another raucous journey in a little-known corner of the world. This time he’s on the run from the local government. Stealing the identity of a minor bureaucrat, Cabal takes passage on the Princess Hortense, a passenger aeroship that is leaving the country. The deception seems perfect, and Cabal looks forward to a quiet trip and a clean escape, until he comes face-to-face with Leonie Barrow, an enemy from the old days who could blow his cover. But when a fellow passenger throws himself to his death, or at least that is how it appears, Cabal begins to investigate out of curiosity. His minor efforts result in a vicious attempt on his own life—and then the gloves come off. Cabal and Leonie—the only woman to ever match wits with him—reluctantly team up to discover the murderer. Before they are done, there will be more narrow escapes, involving sword fighting and newfangled flying machines. There will be massive destruction, not to mention resurrected dead . . . Steampunk meets the classic Sherlockian mystery in this rip-roaring adventure where anything could happen . . . and does.
Publish date: July 13th 2010
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Johannes Cabal (#2)
Die „Johannes Cabal“ – Reihe begann ich 2013. Obwohl ich den Auftakt „Seelenfänger“ mochte und bereits zwei Folgebände besaß, hielt ich mich mit dem Weiterlesen zurück, weil ich warten wollte, bis sie weiter fortgeschritten ist. Der vierte Band erschien 2014 in Englisch, also wollte ich ausharren, b...
AuthorJonathan L Howard is a game designer, scriptwriter, and a veteran of the computer games industry since the early 1990s, with titles such as the 'Broken Sword' series to his credit.After publishing two short stories featuring Johannes Cabal (Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day and Exeunt Demon ...
Rollicking narrative voice, fascinating characters, and a [sort of] classic whodunit at the center of the story.
Another ripping adventure with my favorite necromancer (sorry, Sandro). A bit more Holmesian than the first go-round - and I must say, I missed the fantastical elements - but the novel went a long way in telling us more about Cabal and the alternate universe in which Mr. Howard has cast his stories...
This book is amazingly awesome. It had the same fun and adventure as the first book and I enjoyed it from the first page to the last.