Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard

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A charmingly gothic, fiendishly funny Faustian tale about a brilliant scientist who makes a deal with the Devil, twice. 
 
Johannes Cabal sold his soul years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. Now he wants it back. Amused and slightly bored, Satan proposes a little wager: Johannes has to persuade one hundred people to sign over their souls or he will be damned forever. This time for real. Accepting the bargain, Jonathan is given one calendar year and a traveling carnival to complete his task. With little time to waste, Johannes raises a motley crew from the dead and enlists his brother, Horst, a charismatic vampire to help him run his nefarious road show, resulting in mayhem at every turn.


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About Jonathan L. Howard

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Jonathan L Howard has published three novels in the Johannes Cabal series for Headline, and 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.






















Author Residence: Bristol, UK
 
Published June 17, 2009 by Anchor. 306 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Johannes Cabal is a necromancer, which means he knows how to raise the dead.

Sep 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Examiner

Howard comes ‘Johannes Cabal the Necromancer’, a fictional tale about the rather snarky Johannes Cabal, and his deal with the devil, more specifically, his second.

Oct 14 2010 | Read Full Review of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Examiner

Since it is Howard’s first time writing, I am willing to forgive the book’s faults, and will give Cabal a second chance with the next book in the series, especially since discovering that the title is Johannes Cabal the Detective.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Denver Post

Cabal successfully revives the emperor, but the speech doesn't go as Marechal planned.

Jul 25 2010 | Read Full Review of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Las Vegas Review Journal

The snobby Johannes and his snarky brother, who Johannes turned into a vampire, engage in witty banter that will have readers laughing out loud.

Jul 21 2009 | Read Full Review of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Book Geeks

Cabal, it turns out, has forgotten the dread rod when he summons a demon to lead him into Hell, but the dread rod, and most of the trappings of Satan and his world, are mere distractions and theatre, and Cabal knows where the truth lies: Satan is bored and wants a new way to torment others and e...

Jun 21 2009 | Read Full Review of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Strange Horizons

I'm also a terrible fiddler when I write, usually, going back and fixing things that I only wrote an hour or two earlier.

Apr 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Fiction Reviews

This book's predecessor, Johannes Cabal The Necromancer was one of my favourite books of 2009 and rightly so, it was beautifully written, incredibly smart and very, very funny and I'm glad to report that this follow up is its equal in every way.

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The Zone

Throughout Johannes Cabal The Necromancer, the humour tends towards jokes that raise a smile or a chuckle - but I never laughed out loud, which is what I really look for in a comic novel.

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