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The Necromancer - Jonathan L. Howard
The Necromancer
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The start of a fantastic new series.Johannes Cabal has never pretended to be a hero of any kind. There is, after all, little heroic about robbing graves, stealing occult volumes, and being on nodding terms with demons. His purpose, however, is noble. His researches are all directed to raising the... show more
The start of a fantastic new series.Johannes Cabal has never pretended to be a hero of any kind. There is, after all, little heroic about robbing graves, stealing occult volumes, and being on nodding terms with demons. His purpose, however, is noble. His researches are all directed to raising the dead. Not as monstrosities but as people, just as they were when they lived: physically, mentally, and spiritually. For such a prize, some sacrifices are necessary. One such sacrifice was his own soul, but he now sees that was a mistake – it’s not just that he needs it for his research to have validity, but now he realises he needs it to be himself. Unfortunately, his soul now rests within the festering bureaucracy of Hell. Satan may be cruel and capricious but, most dangerously, he is bored. It is Cabal’s unhappy lot to provide him with amusement. In short, a wager: in return for his own soul, Cabal must gather one hundred others. Placed in control of a diabolical carnival – created to tempt to contentiousness, to blasphemy, argumentation and murder, but one may also win coconuts – and armed only with his intelligence, a very large handgun, and a total absence of whimsy, Cabal has one year. One year to beat the Devil at his own game. And isn’t that perhaps just a little heroic?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385528085 (0385528086)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Johannes Cabal (#1)
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Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
3.0
In a bid to win back his soul, necromancer and scientist Johannes Cabal runs a demonic carnival in order to win the souls of a hundred people to exchange for his own. With the help of his vampire brother, can he find one hundred people willing to sell their souls?This is one of those books that I'm ...
NiWa
NiWa rated it
4.0 Makabres Freizeitvergnügen
Johannes Cabal - seines Zeichens Totenbeschwörer - fährt in die Hölle um Luzifer himself einen Deal vorzuschlagen. Er möchte seine schwarze Seele vom Fürst der Finsternis zurück, doch der lässt sich nicht ganz so einfach darauf ein und schlägt nach gutem Höllenbrauch eine Wette vor: innerhalb eines ...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
This is a curiously weightless book. It seems detached from place, from time, and suffers from that detachment. If I spend more time wondering what time period it's taking place in that being engrossed in the story, then there's a problem. Technologies are variable, references are all over the place...
die-leserattz.de & reziratte.de
die-leserattz.de & reziratte.de rated it
4.0 Düster und schwarzhumorig
Auf dieses Buch bin ich ganz zufällig im Hugendubel Stuttgart gestoßen. Das Cover sprach mich sofort an, der Klappentext klang wunderbar schräg und ein kurzes Anlesen sorgte dann dafür, dass ich mit dem “Seelenfänger” an der Kasse stand. Dann lag das Buch aber doch zwei, drei Tage unangetastet herum...
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4.0 Johannes Cabal the Necromancer
The 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 De...
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