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Dirge for a Necromancer by Ash Stinson
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Mar 18, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, ya
Read from March 18 to April 07, 2012

The magician Raetonnus moves through a bleak landscape peopled by the creatures of mythology. Hired by a centaur general to educate the General's crippled and sickly sons, Raetonnus interacts with centaurs, goblins and his boon companion, a chatty winged unicorn, with varying degrees of contempt. The balance between his day to day snarkiness and his occasional acts of grace are one of the most entertaining things about the book.

Raetonnus aim - to reanimate his much loved mentor, Sir Slade - can only be achieved by entering into a pact with the most dangerous and capricious of the gods. But gods demand payment and their prices can be high.

This lengthy first novel is a good examination of what happens to a gifted and attractive young man who is cursed with both overwhelming magical power AND immortality but deprived of the guidance of the only person he loves.

Note: Book provided by publisher for the purposes of review

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