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Ward Against Disaster

(Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Ward de'Ath should be dead by now. Instead, he’s chasing after a soul-eating creature—that he unleashed— and is bent on stopping her before she slaughters more innocents. Fortunately, Celia Carlyle remains by his side, a nobleman's gorgeous and deadly daughter, who is…well, dead.

Celia claims she’ll champion Ward wherever he goes, even when she thinks his quest is hopeless
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published January 19th 2015 by Entangled Teen (first published January 6th 2015)
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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“Bloody Necromancers,” Nazarius chuckled. A smile pulled Jotham’s lips. “literally.”

This was an okay story, but it left us with one heck of a huge cliff-hanger ending!

I liked Ward in this story. He was really struggling with his magic, but still managed to stay strong and stop the dark magic from taking him over. I thought this really showed his strength of c
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Definitely liking this series more than I had anticipated that I would and it's a nice change in the YA genre. Not quite your usual setting nor premises.
Full review to come.
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
**I received this book for free from (Entangled Teen) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Fantasy, Magic, Romance
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

Ward Against Disaster, the third installment in the Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer, takes necromancer/physician Ward De'Ath, Quayestri Tracker Nazarius de'Serra, and assassin Celia Carlyle to yet another city where they hope to track down one of W
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-15, fantasy
Gosh, this was a roller coaster ride. In every sense.

The plot is a never ending string of event, loads of actions and a gazillion twists. A continuos up and down, fast paced until right to the end of the book. Where it suddenly stops after a huge twist of events- one that left me shocked, giddy with excitement and full of despair. AND loads of questions.
First and foremost: when is the next book coming out??
Sadly I couldn't find out neither the answer to that nor how many books the series will
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First of all, Entangled Teen imprint and the covers that increasingly feature Celia in a dress do this series an injustice, peeps. I think everyone automatically assumes that this is a paranormal romance and skips the books altogether. Well, I urge you NOT to do that because I've been with this author from the very beginning, and Melanie Card writes excellent fantasy!

So, if you are a fan of Sarah J. Maas, Maria V. Snyder and Kristin Cashore, read it.

In book three, Ward, the physician necrom
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sorry...had to balance the two star prereading rating with a five star one...I never did this before but I kinda liked a lot the first two books and it irked me...that said...WHEN is it coming out?? And what's the title? ;)


I just finished wow!! This one was epic! I declare it my favorite in the series for now (although I loved the first two too)...there was a lot of magic (and Ward finally realized his potential, or began to, at least...) and a lot of action. I dev
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** 

If you are new to the Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series, check out my 5 star review of the first book, Ward Against Death HERE

Ward Against Disaster is the third book in the Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series. I'm not sure how many books are going to be in this series, but it is definitely not done yet. There is at least one more book to come, and I for one, hope there are about 3 more or so. I re
Maghon Thomas
So, I haven't read the first two books of the series, but I will remedy that soon! This is a great fantasy read and I loved everything about it! Maybe say Maria V Snyder like. Celia is a talented though young assassin, who is resurrected by Ward. Ward is a necromancer. And Naz- I shortened the name myself because I'm not sure how to spell or say it LOL- a tracker, is also resurrected and they need to deal with Allette, the monster that was unleashed in the previous book. I'll have to get back to ...more
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, yoga
Full review available: MoonBird Book Reviews

Card's an excellent crafts(wo)man when it comes to world-building and I'm not ashamed to admit one of my favorite parts of this book was the city-with-an-attitude Dulthyne. It's a city of BADNESS, and, for our little band of heroes which now includes the tracker Nazarius de'Serra, it holds answers, dangers, and a dark force Ward unleashed that now needs to be contained--quickly.

This third installment is a keeper and by no means does it wrap up all of o
Jess the Romanceaholic
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*pterodactyl noises* That was bloody (heh) AMAZING! When's the next one??? *dies from the wait*

(5/5 stars, full review to follow)
*** This review is for the third book in a series. As such it will undoubtedly contain an element of spoilerishness, though I will try very hard to avoid it. ***

Following the grim events at the end of Ward Against Darkness, Ward Against Disaster picks up several days later with Ward, Celia and Nazarius hot on the trail of the angry, power-hungry vesperitti, an undead creature that feeds off of soul magic. Ward has unintentionally unleashed this creature into the world, and Ward (being Ward) is
Stevie Carroll
Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, and The Unread:

In my quest to find new-to-me authors across the full range of genres I read, I’ve found myself jumping into the middle of a few series recently. Fortunately, although I’d no knowledge of either of the two preceding stories, this book worked well for me as an introduction to the characters and their world. Equally fortunately, I found that the setting felt fresh and original, which is a difficult accomplishment in the world of Young Adult
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
What I liked: Dulthyne is a name of a town that seems to spell bad news, it just sounds like a place dark things happen and since this series just seems to get darker it was a very good name for this city. I loved the history to it too, it was interesting to read and see how Dulthyne came to be as it is by the time Ward and Celia reach it. Ward and Celia develop a bit more in this book, though not as much as they did in Ward Against Darkness. That said, I felt the romance between them (while it ...more
Jan 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Picking up four days after the previous book, Ward Against Disaster finds Ward, Celia, and Nazarius tracking Ward's latest disaster: Annette. They think they've picked up on her trail, and after finding a gruesome scene in a farm house, they have an idea of where she went next. The trio heads into the closest city where they suspect Annette will find her next victims, but something feels off. Of course, there's an evil in town which Ward must remove before he can continue his mission of destroyi ...more
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it
I received an e-book ARC from Entangled Teen (Thanks!)
Since this was an Advanced Reader Copy, I had no idea that this was part of a series until I got to the “Other books by this author” page at the end. Honestly, the fact that this book is part of a series does cancel out a lot of complaints I had about not exactly understanding what was going on. I mean, if this is your third book amount necromancers you’re less likely to use a filler chapter to explain what they are or what they do. Personall
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
A great addition to the series, Ward Against Disaster was a wonderful read that I really enjoyed. With plenty of thrills and a few twists along the way, as well as a touch of romance, this book was lovely.

Celia was the badass that she always has been but, in this book, we see a little more of her softer side, particularly when it pertained to Ward. Ward still struggled to reach his full potential and I really wish we had been able to see him fully come into his power. But, he did make steps to t
Dec 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy how this series is evolving with one exception - Ward is a little whiny in this one. He is constantly overthinking everything he does with thoughts of how worthless and unpowerful he is. Even though everyone around him is trying to fix his idea of his personal worth, it just seems to do nothing. In fact, Celia begins to wonder about his powers and where they come from, and we get a pretty cool reveal as to what Ward can really do.

Ward, Celia, and Nazarius are tracking Allette to
Esther Haddie's Haven
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a galley in exchange for an honest review. (Provided by NetGalley) – I do not usually read dark/paranormal, but the plot of this story was very intriguing, and I have been expanding my preferred readings, to open doors to more reviews.

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Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
More of a review to come but, this was action packed with lots of blood and evil beings trying to lure Ward to the dark side. Ward, Celia and Nazarius make for a great team - Celia an Nazarius are awesome in the battling scores of bad guys department.

Everything leading up to the ending was good and for a few minutes I thought we were coming to get a wrap up and a HEA. But no. Plus there are hints of something special involving both Ward and Celia, a hidden plot pulling Nazarius along, and a gre
Natasha Coburn
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it
it was ok. For my full review visit my blog at:
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really great to have a 3rd book, and these things that are new, and so interesting to learn! Loved it!
Midwest Romantic
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing

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Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer (4 books)
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