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Angel's brother, Isaac, has returned home, and the pair begins to make slow and awkward attempts back to each other. Learning how to be a brother to a grown man instead of a parental figure has Angel adjusting his behaviors and habits, and Isaac still remains a mystery. Was it merely entering adulthood that turned Isaac away from an overprotective Angel, or does Isaac carry a secret that will keep them from finally being a real family?
Daniel Macavoy, Angel's new apprentice, is torn between his bond with Angel and the grasping machinations of his father. Dealing with a traumatized apprentice with dangerous holes in his magical education, saving Daniel may be harder than Angel first thought - especially since the biggest problem is not revenge, but guilt.
The one shining beacon in his life is Simeon, Elder vampire of Boston's only Bloodclan. Four hundred years old and sexy as sin, Simeon is warrior and sage, patient and cunning. The strength Angel draws from Simeon's devotion and the newborn mate-bond between them is steadfast and true - and the fount of death magic that animates the undead lord places Angel in the midst of a power struggle for control over himself, his lover, and his family.
Through it all, Angel is beleaguered by the unwanted attention of a troll-hybrid, the adventures of a dragon in the city, and a serial killer has decided to hunt the back alleys and midnight streets of Boston.
Contains male/male sexual content. Violence, gore, sex, vampires. A cute dragon and some snark. Okay, lots of snark.
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By Belen on 08-05-17
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I really enjoyed The Necromancer’s Dance and I have been impatiently waiting for the audio for The Necromancer’s Dilemma to be released.
SJ Himes’ world building is a combination of paranormal romance and urban fantasy that is really compelling. Combined with Joel Leslie’s character voices and emotional performance of the material and I am in listening heaven.
Told again from Angel’s POV The Necromancer’s Dilemma is full of action, sexy steaminess, engaging characters, and an engrossing storyline.
Joel Leslie’s narration is absolutely wonderful, captivating the listener with multiple character accents, including a typical Boston and lilting Irish, the pacing and tempo of the story is great, and the overall experience was highly enjoyable.
My only complaint about the story was the very end. There is a conversation between Angel and his brother, Isaac, that ends on what I think of as an emotional cliffhanger when Isaac admits something and the story abruptly cuts off before we get Angel’s reaction. I was honestly baffled and upset by it as it seemed, to me, to be a completely unnecessary way to end the story.
Nevertheless, overall I thoroughly enjoyed the story and audio performance as a whole and can easily recommend it. I’ll definitely be listening to it again!
I’m looking forward to seeing where the series goes next.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Jackie Thorogood on 08-06-17
Fantastic Story beautifully written
Where does The Necromancer's Dilemma rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I love this series, Hope there are more. It is in my top 5 books that I have listened too, outstanding.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Far to many to list, Angel Simeon, I love Milly's character, every character was written so very good. Poor Daniel's I felt for him very much. Milly's sass. I could go on, S J Himmes, has an awesome talent. I also like how Angel and Isaac learning how to be better brothers, watching Angel grow in his character.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
I really enjoyed listening to Angel and Simeon how they both work so very well together. This book ticks all my boxes supernatural being, Spells magic, Vampers everything.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I wish I could have done, I read book one in one sitting, this in two.
Any additional comments?
I hope there will be more as I loved this series, Leslie Joel's really get into his characters he is betraying. I cannot praise these books enough.
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By MaryD on 08-09-17
What can I say to do justice to this story. I loved book and this sequel was just as great. Angel and Simeon are now in a relationship, Isaac (Angel’s brother) is living with them along with Daniel Angel’s apprentice. A lot is captured in this book. The bond between Angel and Simeon becomes clearer and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. Daniel’s father comes back into the story as a side thread to the main mystery of the murders and catching the serial killer. So much to keep me entertained and left me wanting more. There is a cliffhanger at the end and I really want to know what happens next. My favourite character is Angel’s dragon familiar Eroch. It is brilliant the way he is sentient and is at war with the pigeons.
Joel Leslie's narration is superb. Beautiful deep Irish tone for Simeon and the non nonsense Boston accent for Angel is wonderful. When Joel narrates I can close my eyes and be transported into the story. While the main characters are outstanding it's the attention given to the side characters that makes Joel such an awesome narrator.
I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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