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The Death of the Necromancer
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What Members Thought

colleen the convivial curmudgeon
Possible minor spoilage through. Major spoilers behind tags.

*sigh*

There's nothing particularly wrong with this story, but I never really got caught up into it. I don't know if it was the writing style, the meh characters, or what, but I never clicked with the characters and, by extension, was never fully engaged in what was going on.

And it's not the anti-hero or revenge plot aspect or anything, because I can quite get behind both of those. It's... ugh... I don't know...

Let's start with Nicholas.
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Reni
To say it with goodreads, "it was ok" but I can't say that I "liked it".

I feel bad rating this so low because of all the research that probably went into it. I'm sure someone whose hugely into pseudo Victorian settings and loves all the trappings and archetypes associated with that type of fiction is going to enjoy this book way more than I did. But none of these things are for me and I need to stop trying.

One could argue that The Element of Fire was more of a cliché-fest than this one, but tho
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Susan
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I discovered Martha Wells through a writer's blog, but I had never read this first story about Nicholas. I like complicated characters and Nicholas is certainly that.
The story kept me riveted from start to finish and I was only disappointed there wasn't more. I always did want to know about Arisilde and the sphere and now I have that information.
Definitely recommended.
Lanica
Jul 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
Evilynn
Jun 08, 2012 marked it as to-read
Jennifer
Jan 03, 2012 marked it as to-read
Michelle
Nov 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Caitrin
Oct 09, 2011 marked it as to-read
Melissa
Oct 03, 2011 marked it as to-read
Terry
Sep 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Adrienne
Jan 16, 2014 marked it as considering
Bill
Mar 12, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Gaijinmama
Apr 03, 2010 marked it as to-read
Tina
Mar 07, 2010 marked it as to-read
Shelves: sff-fantasy
Stephen
Nov 01, 2009 marked it as to-read
Westbankmama
Jul 09, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shereen Vedam
Feb 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Steven
Jul 25, 2012 marked it as to-read
Erica
Oct 24, 2011 marked it as to-read
Rick F.
Aug 14, 2011 marked it as to-read
Jared
May 11, 2011 marked it as to-read
[ A ]
Sep 18, 2009 marked it as to-buy
Lisa H.
Apr 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Janny
Mar 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca Kovacs
Aug 07, 2012 marked it as to-read
Pavan
Aug 31, 2014 marked it as to-read
Tina
Feb 02, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: mystery
Daniel Foss
Aug 18, 2012 marked it as to-read
Kaila
Aug 16, 2012 marked it as to-read
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