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The Necromancer's Bride

(Gaslamp Gothic #4)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  132 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Forgiveness is not Gabriel D’Ange’s strong suit.

A self-appointed soldier of God with a penchant for ruthlessly punishing his enemies, he vanished after Anne Lawrence stabbed him with his own dagger.

The smart thing would be to let him go.

Unfortunately, Anne’s life isn’t just lonely without Gabriel. It’s insufferably boring.

Determined to heal the rift between them, she goes
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Published September 6th 2019 by Acorn
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Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The Necromancer’s Bride is an excellent continuation of the story begun in A Bad Breed, and as the fourth installment in the Gaslamp Gothic series! I was so excited to read more about Anne and Gabriel and the whole scheme of everything that’s going on. I still need to go back and read the first two books in the series (which you do NOT have to read to start with A Bad Breed, but you DO need to read A Bad Breed before reading The Necromancer’
Esther Haddie's Haven
Having read A Bad Breed, I was really glad to reimmerse myself into that world and those characters. The Necromancer's Bride has so many amazing twists and surprises around every corner, behind every door. It is pure geniusly written. Kat Ross knew what she was doing. I love this dark take on the Victorian setting. Its just amazing. I'm at a loss for more to say other than YOU SHOULD PICK THIS ONE UP.

*Disclaimer: I received an advance readers' copy of this book through XpressoBookTours in partic
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
3 Cranky Stars

I have come to read a few books from Kat Ross and I am never really disappointed. I enjoy the storyline. She’s descriptive. I feel like all her characters have a fleshed out back story and personality.

I do have mixed feelings about Anne in this book however. At times she seems melancholy and indecisive. Sometimes I didn’t like her at all. She made bad choices, but at the same time, that very trait was what also made her relatable. I highly recommend reading the first book in this
Jul 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
4 stars for the chapters with Balthasar and Lucas, 2 stars for Anne and Gabriel, which read like a teenager love and sex and being stupid story.
Valerie - Cats Luv Coffee
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having read A Bad Breed, I jumped at this novel that continues Anne and Gabriel's story. (Read my review of A Bad Breed here). The Necromancer's Bride picks up just where we left off at the end of ABB.

I can't say enough about the world that Kat Ross has created for this series and I couldn't wait to dive back in. While it's set in Victorian times, this series spans the globe. While ABB took us to Romania, TNB takes us south to tropical Bermuda, among many places, but still somehow manages to ke
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Katherine Paschal
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4.5 Stars
Keep in mind while most books in the Gaslamp Gothic series can be read as standalone (I highly recommend that you start at the beginning but it is not required!) this is actually the sequel to book 3, Bad Breed, and it needs to be read after book 3 since it is a continuous plot.

We got to meet Anne and Gabriel in the previous book which was a dark and twisty retelling of Beauty and the Beast and it did not end with any t
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Anne Lawrence is a daeva, a magical being, who has upset and almost killed the man she loves, the necromancer Gabriel D'Ange. Anne is now on a mission to find him and repair the rift that she created. When Anne does track Gabriel down, he finds him regrouping the Order of the Rose and planning an elaborate scheme to take down, Jorin Bekker, a particularly evil necromancer. After finding one another Anne and Gabriel don't want to separate, so Anne finds herself aboard a ship to Brussels where she ...more
J Aislynn d'Merricksson
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Necromancer's Bride is fourth in Ross' Gaslamp Gothic series. Anne Lawrence has gone in search of Gabriel D'Ange to set things right between them. With her, she brings the cross her brother Alec stole from Gabriel countless moons ago. Anne finds him in Bermuda, and just in time. Gabriel and the Order are about to leave for Brussels, to track and dispose of the dangerous Jorin Bekker.

Unbeknownst to the Order, necromancer Balthazar, and his ward Lucas infiltrate Bekker's group with the same i
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, my sweet, sweet babies. Where do I begin?
Firstly, The Necromancer's Bride is a sequel to A Bad Breed, which you'll need to read first. And, trust me, it's well worth reading.
Second, I absolutely adore Gabriel and Anne. I shipped them so hard in the previous book, and I'm thrilled that they were given more and had their story continued.

**Possible spoilers below**
The Necromancer's Bride starts with Anne on a mission to track down Gabriel. She finds herself in Bermuda, making up different stori
Katheryn Avila
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review as part of the Xpresso blog tour for its release.

I wasn’t sure what to expect (as is usually the case) when I decided to read this one. Full disclosure: as part of the tour, I also had to read the previous book in the series, A Bad Breed, in order to fully understand the history between two of the main characters. Honestly, though, I think I probably could have gotten away with just reading The Necromancer’s Bride. The book does a
Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: earcs
The satisfaction I got from Anne and Gabriel’s storyline in this made me ecstatic! I was like jumping for joy while reading this. [Not really, I’m old and can’t jump anymore, but, I do a bit of a happy wriggle of sorts]

I did miss seeing Vivienne but I do understand why there was not a focus or entrance of her in this book other than in reference. It was necessary in a lot of ways and it worked out so well.

Also this may have one of the best epilogues ever, I’m just ‘forewarning’ you.

Anne is on a
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing

“The Gaslamp Gothic Series book #4 completely surprised me. The Necromancer’s Bride was nothing like what I expected and I absolutely adore it! Once again Kat wrote a marvelous story.

Anne and Gabriel story was flawless. A story packed with all the feels and fulled of twists. I simply adored how the story was developed. One thing lead to another epic moment and before you know it, you’ll be dragged by the plot until you reach the end.

The writing was perfectly developed, easy reading and unique.
Kri Wood
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours and Kat Ross for the review copy in exchange for a honest review.

This is the first time I read from Kat Ross and this was not disappointing. Now I am going to need the other novels in the series (Books 1 - 3) because Kat's writing and how she makes you become in the story swept me up. Although this is not a standalone I was able to follow the story well. I loved being immersed into this dark Victorian era with Anne and Gabriel. The things that happen (
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
A good entry in the series. It had excitement, adventure, romance, chills and plenty of downright scary moments. The series is s bit unusual but I've enjoyed all the books so far and this one is no exception. The characters are interesting, complex in their motivations and even sympathetic. Well, at least the heros are. I will definitely be staying with this series and am looking forward to future books.
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
In short, I really enjoyed this story. Fast-paced, but complete.
Good descriptions of the setting without getting tedious. I love the interaction between Gabriel and Anne and the tension between them.

The genre is growing on me and I will definitely keep an eye out for future titles in this series!
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Any of these books can be read alone, but are much more interesting with the background of the series. Gabriel and Anne find each other again but, alas, there is still an old enemy to defeat which may mean the end for Gabriel. Balthazar ends up variously thwarting plans and helping out.
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The story continues as Anne Lawrence starts her search for necromancer Gabriel D'Ange, leader of The Order of the Rose. He intends to seek out Jorin Bekker and kill him. Meanwhile Balthazar in on the same quest.
A enjoyable paranormal romance and thriller story.
Judith Davids
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
As always, sad to come to the end of another gripping series. The only hope is, as before, that 1 or 2 of the characters appear in Kat's next work . . .
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
The book was easy to read and entertaining And carried on the story of the two lovers. I didn’t find it as entertaining or interesting as the earlier ones.
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Not as good as the previous book
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it
Lane Robins
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This series is addictive!
Julia Smith
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot damn

Okay, it's my day off, and I was supposed to do laundry, go grocery shopping, and shampoo some stinky dogs. Instead, I've been reading this woman's books ALL DAY. Seriously, it's 5:00 now, and I have to get up and make supper, but how can I when there's another book waiting ?!? Oh, yeah, the hubby's peeking around the corner wondering if he should make a sandwich! Sigh.
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story starts right where The Bed Bread left off. You are right in the middle of the story - I love the book that start that way. :)

Even after the way, it ended between Anne and Gabriel, she still loves him and goes after him with the cross that her brother stole from him many years ago. She still has hope for them. When she finally finds him, she joins him on amazing adventure, full of twist, and turns and folklore and amazingness. :)

I love the writing style, it's very unique and gives you a
gwendalyn _books_
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was received from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own

The Necromancer's Bride.
Gaslamps Gothic Series, is a Victorian-era paranormal fantasy series 
This book was received from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own 
The Author Kat Ross’s Victorian-era paranormal fantasy series The Necromancer’s Bride is the sequel to A Bad Breed, An
Fiona Andrew
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could not put this book down, I read till 2am so I could finish it. What a fabulous continuation of the previous books. You need to read the prior three books before attempting this one. What a story. Anne and Gabriel are back together along with the remaining members of the Order, this time their quarry is more dangerous than they expect. The subsequent battle is vey brutal with the villains not coming out so well. Grab yourself a copy and lose yourself in a fabulous series. Highly recommende ...more
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Read

Loved Anne's and Gabrielle story. The authors writing makes you feel you are right there. The different languages and cities sweeps you off of you feet and plucks your heart strings. A must read.
Queen Talk Talk
That was a short engagement.

Once a decision is made they don't waste time. I am glad Anne and Gabriel find happiness. This is not a standalone.
Garrett Olinde
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting series of books. Whimsical, and bloody.
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