Small-time thief and hitman Conor Night thinks having terminal cancer is his worst problem. The illegal treatments keeping him alive are expensive, and the side effects a mixed bag:
Conor can raise the dead.
When a low-end hit points to a high-end job, Conor is suspicious, but it's an opportunity he can't afford to ignore. Armed with a set of soul-sucking ancient dice, a collection of corpses, and the estranged daughter of one of the most powerful wizards on Earth, it will take all of his wit, charm, and magic to navigate the treacherous world of the dominant Houses and either finish the job, or be finished himself.
He's got 99 problems, and dying is only one.
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This urban fantasy left me wanting more.
Necromancers in Future
I liked the main character's film noir-esque inner monologue. It set the mood for the whole book.
The raspy monotone of the main character took a little bit of getting used to. It would have been easier to follow a voice with more intonation. Still, the voice fit the character, and the voice acting of Jeff Hays was very convincing, with different voices for different characters.
I enjoyed this book very much. Great light "reading" with a futuristic setting and a solid magical system. Waiting for the next one...
- Amazon Customer
If Walter White were a necromancer!
- Leanan Sidhe