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The Death of the Necromancer
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What Members Thought

colleen the contrarian  ± (... never stop fighting) ±
Possible minor spoilage through. Major spoilers behind tags.

*sigh*

There's nothing particularly wrong with this story, but I never really got caught up into it. I don't know if it was the writing style, the meh characters, or what, but I never clicked with the characters and, by extension, was never fully engaged in what was going on.

And it's not the anti-hero or revenge plot aspect or anything, because I can quite get behind both of those. It's... ugh... I don't know...

Let's start with Nicholas....more
Susan
I discovered Martha Wells through a writer's blog, but I had never read this first story about Nicholas. I like complicated characters and Nicholas is certainly that.
The story kept me riveted from start to finish and I was only disappointed there wasn't more. I always did want to know about Arisilde and the sphere and now I have that information.
Definitely recommended.
meleah
Mar 16, 2010 meleah marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Rebecca Kovacs
Aug 07, 2012 Rebecca Kovacs marked it as to-read
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Jul 25, 2012 Steven marked it as to-read
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Jan 16, 2014 Adrienne marked it as considering
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Mar 12, 2011 Kernos marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Lianne
Feb 19, 2011 Lianne marked it as wish-to-read
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Apr 03, 2010 Gaijinmama marked it as to-read
Scott Marlowe
May 23, 2013 Scott Marlowe marked it as to-read
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Stephen
Nov 01, 2009 Stephen marked it as to-read
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Jul 22, 2014 Mimi marked it as to-read-soon  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, steampunk
Heather
Apr 04, 2013 Heather marked it as to-read
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Oct 03, 2013 Helen marked it as to-read
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May 11, 2011 Jared marked it as to-read
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Sep 18, 2009 [ A ] marked it as to-buy
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