[Novel] The Necromancer (Jonathan L. Howard)

Johannes Cabal - Necromancer

A witty take on a Necromancer’s job — no doubt inspired by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — that starts strong, but soon deteriorates into a collection of disjointed set-pieces and cartoon level moralization when the necromancer suddenly discovers that selling the souls of innocent people to Satan is *gasp* bad.

I couldn’t shake the feeling this was written as a plot to TV series or a game.

Positive: Negative:
Witty prose Despite the wittiness, the overuse of adverbs feels a bit amateurish
Likable characters A collection of set-pieces rather than a coherent story
Genuinely funny humor Feels a lot like a saturday morning cartoon when is trying to be serious

 

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