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Her Majesty's Necromancer

(The Ministry of Curiosities #2)

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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  4,339 ratings  ·  188 reviews
When bodies go missing from the cemetery, Lincoln and the Ministry of Curiosities investigate. But not Charlie. As a housemaid at Lichfield Towers, she doesn't get involved in Ministry business.

Instead, she conducts investigations of her own. She searches for details about her real mother, and makes inquiries into Lincoln's background. What she learns has the power to dest
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ebook, 246 pages
Published August 24th 2015 (first published August 2nd 2015)
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Emma
Oct 06, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Fantasy lite in the form of these paranormal stories set in Victorian times. They are not quite paranormal romance but the cases that the 2 main characters have got involved in would be too simple to carry the book alone. I personally think the author has got the balance about right. I know because I have a low threshold of tolerance for paranormal romance!
nicklein
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Me after finishing Her Majestry's Necromancer: That ending thoooooooo. I need to keep reading or I'LL DIE.


8 freaking hours later I'm suddenly a hardcore fan and full on reading the fourth book. Yay me.
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Kayla
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This sequel follows Charlie again, she has finally settled In to her new home. As bodies have been going missing she must unpuzzle this mystery with Lincoln, her employer that she can't help but feel a bond to.

CHARCATERS-
God I love the characters and all of their personalities and their differneces. Charlie is such a cool character that I ended up really loving. Seth and Gus are just two of the funniest people ever, their friendship with Charlie is so good and enjoyable.
Lincoln is also such a
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Feminista
Jul 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Lincoln's hot and cold is getting on my nerves. ...more
John
This is not a book about a Necromancer in service to a clandestine government agency in Victorian England. It is a soap opera whose main character is an inexperienced 18 year old girl who happens to be a Necromancer and her awkward relationship with her equally awkward and inexperienced much older boss. The clandestine government agency is actually just a backdrop and their cases are merely a poor excuse to have these two interact.

The ending was, as others mentioned, non-existent. Unless of cou
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Rebecca
I must say I literally air punched at the end of the book highly satisfied at the thing I'd been waiting for all through the book finally happened. Saying that the book itself was excellent from start to finish and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and can't wait to start on the next book.

The main character is the same as in the previous book, Charlie (Charlotte) the necromancer in the title. She is strong and determined and in this book and investigating someone who is digging up dead boddies for
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Soteria Valentina Andreose
4.5 stars
Soooooooo much better than the first, which was already amazing, so I can't even imagine how good the next is going to be. Who can resist until November? I want to know NOW how Charlie and Lincoln will deal with each other after everything that happened in this book. Lincoln' s character was finally examined in depth and I loved discovering about his past and his feelings... turns out he is more human and passionate than how he appeared at first. I adore Charlie, who is not the usual in
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Amber (Cosying Up With Books)
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THAT ENDING THOUGH.

Oh I'm so happy. I need the next book now!!!!

*Review to come tomorrow*
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Hollie Aldridge
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it
See review for book 1.... and those gripes apply:
1. Lincoln is an ASS!
2. Charlie has potential but it isn't shining through.

New gripes:
1. Charlie is showing more of her belly around Lincoln (and the ministry).
2. She is okay with taking a demeaning position when she has the ability to do better for herself.
3. The cattiness of females comes through (particularly in reference to how they interact around men/Lincoln).

I still like the idea. The author does a good job of describing Victorian Englan
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Shobha
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
I'd give more but the plot drags and the female protagonist is grating on the nerves. ...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Julia
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Characters are developing and gaining their own voices.
Still, Watchmaker's Daughter vibes.
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Kristen
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was a disappointment because I liked the first book in this series, but the second really fell flat for me. I did not finish this and I doubt I will continue with the series.

This time around both Charlie and Lincoln are continuously consumed with their unrequited feelings for one another, and it became tedious very early in the book for me. It felt like reading [or listening s I had this as an audio book] a teenaged girl's diary with her angst about the boy she likes who won't admit he like
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Laura..devouring books like crumpets
Slow Burn... I love Charlie and Lincoln.... but its taking forever...

I love the narrator and the story is brilliant, i love the historical elements and the culture of the way back in the time of your.... lol

No its brilliant....
R.L. Hemlock
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Her Majesty’s Necromancer,” is book two in “The Ministry of Curiosities” series. Again, I would like to give fair warning that this series has some very dark content and I would recommend it for mature audiences, preferably whom are not too squeamish. Like the first book, the story moves very quickly and is easy to follow. I picked this book up immediately after finishing the first book. While this is a character and relationship driven book, “Her Majesty’s Necromancer” shifts its focus in that ...more
Ágnes
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-stars, reviewed
I enjoyed this one more than the first, though I didn't think that would be possible. I read it as though it was the end of the series, but I read somewhere that the author is making this a 5 novel series? I don't know, I'll be happy to read any upcoming story with these characters.

The Good
Once again, the characters did not disappoint. I like Charlie more and more, and I have to say I warmed to Fitzroy as well. His character's growth was the centerpiece in the story. He opens up more and more, b
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Patti
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not much better

Now the Ministry is after a character named the Captain, who like VF wants to reanimate corpses. FH has agreed to be a maid in the household which is laughable. Will not be continuing this series, especially after all the callous things Fitzroy has done she loves him.
Heather
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
More drama, more dead people, and more answers. Of course Charlie is getting herself into trouble again but that's half the fun of the story. I love the growing tension between herself and Lincoln. Cant wait to read the next book! ...more
anjuli
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this book better than the first one!
Miguel
Jan 19, 2017 rated it liked it
oh my god that ending!!!!
Marjolein Van meel
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
i just love c.j. archers books. not just this one, all of them. historical paranormal romance, i'm in ...more
Ellana Thornton-Wheybrew
I'm not overly comfortable with the romance considering violent Lincoln has been towards Charlie.

It's a decent book, I like the mystery, but the romance sets me on edge.
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Megan (The Gemini)
Apr 08, 2021 rated it liked it
These audiobooks were a surprise to find. I have enjoyed them. The MC isn't too immature for her 18 years, even if she has moments. I am sure this will play into character growth in the future. I do feel there will be a lot of back and forth within the romance in the next books. Lincoln's character is too steady to not yank his feelings in every time he thinks he's crossing lines with Charlie, to my dismay.
Over all it's been a good story that I will definitely continue.

I also love the narrator'
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Zenda
I listened to this on audio and I am really enjoying this series. A lot of times, I am hesitant when starting a series labelled YA because when the characters are too young, its harder to relate and enjoy the characters, especially in fantasy novels. Two books in and I would say this is more NA than YA. Our heroine, Charlie, is 18 when the series starts. I am enjoying learning about all the secondary characters in these novels. I love the interactions between Charlie, Seth, Gus, and Cook. Now th ...more
Vilya
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
The second book of this series was a lot better than the first. And you know, since I already liked the first enough to give it four stars, I had to give this one five. I'm usually very conservative with my 5-star ratings, but I simply could not put this book down!

In the previous book, Charlie spent a lot of time denying her powers or refusing to use them. In this book she comes into her own right, using her powers for good in clever ways. There's more magic and actual plot in this book, but (th
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Peggy
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed it!

I really enjoyed reading this, the second book in the series. I just bought the third book and will be reading it as soon as I finish writing this! I hope Charlie and Lincoln get a happy ever after!
Barbara Russell
I loved this book, it’s even better than the first one. More action, mystery, romance… and the end is perfect. :) I love how Charlie has changed, turning into a confident woman. She’s much more cheeky and strong than the first book.
Lou Hutchy
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent series

I absolutely love this series and this is another great addition. I love reading about how Charlie has started to embrace her gift and also to see the relationships develop between Charlie and Lincoln as well as Seth, Gus and Cook.
Sam Sigelakis-Minski
Archer's books are such quick reads. Powering through this series now. We are slowly seeing growth in Charliw, but Death's character development will definitely take longer, if her pattern holds ...more
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Other books in the series

The Ministry of Curiosities (10 books)
  • The Last Necromancer (The Ministry of Curiosities, #1)
  • Beyond The Grave (The Ministry of Curiosities #3)
  • Grave Expectations (Ministry of Curiosities, #4)
  • Ashes To Ashes (Ministry of Curiosities, #5)
  • From The Ashes (The Ministry of Curiosities #6)
  • Of Fates And Phantoms (The Ministry of Curiosities, #7)
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  • Vow of Deception (The Ministry of Curiosities #9)
  • The Wisdom of Madness (Ministry of Curiosities Book 10)

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