The Death of the Necromancer by Wells M.

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Master criminal Nicholas steals jewels from wealthy nobles to finance his quest for vengeance: the murder of evil Count Montesq, the man responsible for Nicholas' beloved godfather's death. But now Nicholas's mission has been interrupted by a series of eerie, unexplainable--even fatal--events.
 

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Martha Wells is the author of five previous novels: "The Wizard Hunters, " the first book of the Fall of Ile-Rien, "The Element of Fire, City of Bones, Wheel of the Infinite, " and "The Death of the Necromancer, " which was nominated for the Nebula Award. She lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband.
 
Published November 11, 2013 by Martha Wells. 544 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nicholas’s own sorcerous helper, the opium addict Arisilde, inexplicably falls into a deathlike coma, while his other assistants, ex-Guards Captain Reynard and actress Madeline, continue to probe the affairs of Montesq.

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As he investigates, Nicholas and his misfit friends uncover a plot that leads them into a series of escalating confrontations with the evil creations of Macob, as the necromancer schemes to gather enough power to return to life.

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The London theater scene serves as the backdrop for Kleypas's (Somewhere I'll Find You) delightful romance set in 1833.

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Martha Wells Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: The Death of the Necromancer Nicholas Valiarde leads a double life.

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Take a great Sherlock Holmes novel, mix in a heavy dose of Steven Brust's Jhereg, and you'll have some idea of what you can expect from The Death of the Necromancer.

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and a sense of confusion as to exactly what was happening in certain action scenes, though perhaps that was an intentional reflection of the scenes occurring in darkness?) The Death of the Necromancer is one of the best books I’ve read this year, and the strength of its characters and setting br...

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Grasping For The Wind

The final confrontation with the necromancer by Nicholas and Madeline didn’t really seem like much of a triumph and Nicholas final confrontation with his nemesis and father’s killer is was rather ho-hum to my mind.

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