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Necromancer: A Novella

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Necromancer: A Novella (2011) Lish McBride

One of the things I’m coming to adore about the Kindle (and there are many) is authors can put up short stories and novellas–for free!–to give you an introduction to their work. Which is how I ended up downloading “Necromancer: A Novella” because who is opposed to a free short story? (Not me!)

Necromancer is associated with the book “Hold Me Closer, Necromancer” and a good introduction to the author’s writing and world. It is also A COMPLETE SHORT STORY! WOOT!

Let me say that one more time: IT IS A SELF-SUFFICIENT SHORT STORY! Lish McBride, I may love you.

Here’s the thing, a lot of these “short stories” are little more than teaser chapters or stories for existing books.

That does not make me want to read more by the author. That annoys me.

Necromancer, however, is a complete short story about Matt and Ash. Matt is a loner teen and Ash was his best friend for years. Until she died. And later came back as one of the incarnations of death. But although this story contains death, it is more about the characters, their past, and their relationship.

And it is very well done.

No, I did not immediately purchase “Hold Me Closer, Necromancer” but that is only because my TBR pile has gotten out of control again. But once I get it pared down, I am definitely going to get it.
Rating: 8.5/10

Categories: 8.5/10, Fantasy, Short Story, Young Adult

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