The fifth novel in the acclaimed cult favorite series starring Johannes Cabal, necromancer.
Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has come into possession of a vital clue that may lead him to his ultimate goal: a cure for death. The path is vague, however, and certainly treacherous as it takes him into strange territories that, quite literally, no one has ever seen before. The task is too dangerous to venture upon alone, so he must seek assistance - comrades for the coming travails.
Assisted - ably and otherwise - by his vampiric brother, Horst, and by the kindly accompaniment of a criminologist and a devil, they will encounter ruins and diableries, mystery and murder, the depths of the lowest pit, and a city of horrors - London, to be exact.
Yet even though Cabal has risked such peril believing he understands the dangers he faces, he is still underestimating them. He is walking into a trap of such arcane complexity that even the one who drew him there has no idea of its true terrors. As it closes slowly and subtly around them, it may be that there will be no survivors at all.
©2016 Jonathan L. Howard (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Skyboat Media, Inc.
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"can't believe it's over"
been in love with these books and characters from the beginning, going to miss them.
"What a Revitalizing Adventure"
Nicholas Guy smith nails his preformance once again, and Johnathan L. Howard's dry wit and macabre cast of delightful characters once again took me on a journey. And not just any old journey; one that harkens back to Howard's previous four novels and short stories, making the last several years of the Cabal series all worth while.
On a note of personal praise; some authors tend to shy away from writing female characters in stories that involve peril, puns and dark humour. Johnathan L. Howard, however, does not. And it's such a breath of fresh air to enjoy.
This book and it's audio version comes with all my recommendations and praise, with the hopes of hearing again of Cabal and his mismatched assortment of friends and enemies.
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