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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"Cabal Is The Best !"
Johannes has always been someone I can relate to and also would want to be.
Zarenia and her commentary by the machine gun nest.
Cabal is the main character and he stands out as he is an utter bastard but his verdammt soul makes him into a decent guy by accident.
Johannes Cabal never disappoints he is a great well rounded character and the story reads well. I have loved all the books I read including the short stories. I hope there is more to come as I am saddened now that no other series will compare....
"Loved it despite the rough spots"
This book was ace, and I really enjoyed it despite the fact that it clearly skimped a few edits and re-takes. The text has occasional gaps ("started by her startling innocence") and the narrator has quite a lot of odd choices of word emphasis.
That aside, the increasing humanity of Johannes Cabal makes it increasingly difficult to keep the oddball flavour of these books going.
Wonderful story and addition to the series. Recommend this and the entire. Cabal series.
"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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