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Win an ARC of Necromancing the Stone over at The Midnight Garden! Open internationally through 7/30.4.5 stars At long last, its here! This review contains some spoilers from the first book, so proceed at your own risk.After killing the evil necromancer Douglas Montgomery in last years hilarious Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, Sam LaCroix has not only inherited Douglas seat on their towns supernatural Council, but hes inherited his huge house, his shapeshifting cat butler James, and a small army of angry jam-loving gnomes as well. Just as hes settling into his new position as head of a very unusual household, however, his sister gets a nasty threat delivered to her door, and a sudden death changes everything. One thing a necromancer should always keep in mind, after all, is that just because someones dead doesnt mean they stay that way.It feels like weve been waiting for this sequel forever, and Im so pleased to report that catching up with Sam and his crew is even more fun the second time around. Necromancing is more tautly plotted, faster, funnier, and full of even more madcap moments than the last time around.Fun Necromancing MadnessA vengeful undead enemy? Check.A werebear best friend? Check.A harbinger of death who uses a Blackberry? Check.A pointy-toothed, beef jerky-loving pygmy cupacabra? Check.Stupidly entertaining gnome names like Chauncey the Devourer of Souls or Gnoman Polanski? Check.Deceitful companions who just might be enemies? Check.Aside from the zany one-liners and good-humored characters, there are also surprising moments of gravity that I really appreciated. Okay, so they happen to involve a sad zombie panda and throat-cutting, but still! I also got the wish I expressed in my review of Necromancer, which was that the antagonist would be more fully developed and nuanced. I loved the way the author explored his back story, and the climax and resolution felt properly serious and satisfactory, without being too somber for a book like this.If I were to nitpick, I do wish a little more had been done with the awesome secondary cast. While I really liked the werewolf politics involving Sams girlfriend Brid and her pack, I would love to have seen more done with the werebear, gnomes, etc. Right now theyre mostly there for comic relief, while there was such a great opportunity to utilize them in the action and interpersonal scenes. Im also not sure that James, the cat shapeshifter, also need to have a second form (view spoiler)[as a dragon (hide spoiler)]
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