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Linaera believes she is an ordinary girl studying magic at the Academy in Renas. She wants to become an enchantress—or maybe a healer—and let her braver friends learn battle magic.

But Fate has a different plan in store for her. A great evil rises in the wildlands of the North; the wind speaks his name, and all those who hear it know the cold touch of death. Linaera knows h
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Kindle Edition, Bonus Edition, 521 pages
Published October 31st 2014 by STARGAZER INDUSTRIES INC.
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Margaux Espinosa
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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*Received copy from author in return for honest review, all opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review*

This was a fantastic read, I blew through it in five hours today and enjoyed ever single magically action packed minute of it! Alex Stargazer managed to include everything a book of this nature should and some things that I wasn't expecting. Don't believe me? Read the synopsis, then go get the freaking book and read it, cause it is great! The only reason I didn't give this f
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P.S. Meraux
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A teenage magic-wielder, Linaera, comes into her own in this dark fantasy, adventure novel.
It begins with the murder of a Silver Mage by the title character in a distant part of this mythical land of Arachadia. A group of well-trained Battle Mages are sent out on an expedition with Linaera to find the necromancer. The search party leaves their magic school accompanied by a non-magical guide.
Their journey takes them to villages in the mountains where they encounter all manner of undead creature
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E.M. Swift-Hook
Dark and Grim.

"I'm the necromancer. I'm the being forgotten; the love destroyed by the ambitions of a fool."

Linaera is at mage school in Renas, when news comes that the necromancer has killed a powerful Silver Mage called Eiliara. Her guardian, the senior mage, sends out a party of Battle Mages to find and defeat the necromancer and insists Linaera goes with them, even though she is still only an apprentice, as it is her destiny. So she sets out with Perrien, Sasha, Harold, Jake, Stella and John
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Ashley Tomlinson
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was happy to read this book, it has so many elements I love in a book. I was first drawn to it because of the name, The Necromancer. I know from other readings that it means someone that can raise the dead, literally and not because they have a loud speaking voice — I've heard that a time or two in my life. The book did not disappoint at all, it greatly surpassed my expectations for it.

Another thing that drew me to it more was the author himself. He wrote the first draft when he was fourteen!
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Teresa
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: The Necromancer
Author: Alex Stargazer
Publisher: Stargazer Industries Inc.
ISBN: B01N3UGDEQ
Buy Link: http://alexstargazer.blogspot.co.uk/p...
Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel
Blurb:
In the frozen heartlands of the north, a dark force is reborn; his power is great, and his army swells with every monstrous recruit. In the Arachadian capital, Dresh, a string of mysterious kidnappings leaves the Great Mage puzzled. And in the mage academy of small town Renas, an unwitting apprentice is plunged into
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Joe Bloggs
Apr 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
I can't tell if the other reviews are sarcasm; I'm not sure we read the same book! The book I read was extremely tedious, and every sentence sounded like a pretentious 12 year old who'd been given access to a thesaurus and thought they sounded amazing and oh-so-clever, so I wasn't at all surprised when it turned out that the "author" was only 14 when he wrote this (it definitely shows).

I would suggest that Alex focus his efforts elsewhere; to put it mildly, I don't think making a career out of w
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David Kummer
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great story, and had a thrilling plot line. It's definitely a dark book, and one of the most entertaining I've read in a while. I highly suggest this work to lots of people of all different reading preferences! Fantastic book by an up-and-coming author.
Jayde Kemsley
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Necromancer is an adventure through an old school fantasy world, and I enjoyed it immensely. For me it was a trip down memory lane that allowed me to revisit character types and creatures I had not seen in years. I often came across particular monsters and races that immediately brought forth memories of adventures I shared with friends at those late night Dungeons & Dragons binges parties.

The story mostly follows the path of a young mage who is intricately tied to the title character, t
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Lee French
This book has a good story. Unfortunately, it has little else to recommend it.

The writing style is technically subpar, and overwrought and pretentious, similar to a Regency style without the art or craft. In many cases, the showoff vocabulary is applied improperly. Dialogue is formal and stilted. Odd internal rhymes and careless repetition throw off the prose. Much of the prose is written in passive voice, and verb tenses shift frequently. Parenthetical asides fall flat. Rampant anachronisms des
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Alex Stargazer
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ownworks, fantasy
I daresay I liked writing the Necromancer. Though it took two years (six months writing as if deranged, another half year getting feedback and revising, then research, querying and more revising) and there were times when I felt I could never do it—the quintessential writer fear—I did, in fact, finish it.

And I’m glad I did.

I’m not sure if this book has changed my life; but what I am sure of: I won’t look at it in quite the same way. If the Necromancer is to teach you anything, anything at all, l
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David Kummer
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great story, and had a thrilling plot line. It's definitely a dark book, and one of the most entertaining I've read in a while. I highly suggest this work to lots of people of all different reading preferences! Fantastic book by an up-and-coming author.
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Feb 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
Awful. Like absolutely awful. This reads exactly how you’d imagine a child using unnecessarily large words to write poor fan fiction to read. The plot feels diluted and drawn out & I can’t seem to accept that anyone could think of this as an actual piece of work. Please find a new hobby.
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Alex, now 21 years old, initially wrote his first novel at 14. Entitled the Necromancer, it was a bit rough around the edges—as is almost inevitably the case for first works—but it did bring to life a passion that has continued since.

Alex subsequently wrote several works: the Sandman, a literary fiction come fantasy short story; a novella by the name of the Vampire Eirik, as yet unpublished; and h
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