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The Death of the Necromancer
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August 1, 2012
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August 31, 2012
Monthly Read: Urban Fantasy
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colleen the contrarian  ± (... never stop fighting) ±
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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
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.
Mar 16, 2010 meleah marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 18, 2009 [ A ] marked it as to-buy
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