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Charter development skillfully written, filled my day and my dreams. Mr. Death mmm yes please!
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I am in chapter 10 out of 17 and I am finished. What has be advertised as a necromancy novel, is a typical romance novel with one party not knowing this is a courtship and the other being petulant and argumentative. Charlie and 18-year-old woman masquerading as a 13 year old boy while living as a street urchin for 5 years. She is arrested and while in jail she was the process of being raped when she intentionally uses necromancy to save her.
How convenient is that diabolical doctor is looking for a necromancer to raise an invincible army. Come on people. She is the last necromancer, the only person she raises before is her mother. No one but her father, who was a church official, knew about it. So within days of her release the evil doctor and our hero, Fitzroy are looking for her.
Of course, there is no civil conversation to explain what is going on. Fitzroy kidnaps Charlie who is disguised as a boy, to keep her from falling in the hands of this evil doctor who serendipitously has the army of the dead who needs to come alive to attack queen and country.
Charlie is contentious and difficult the whole time she is with Fitzroy. Innumerable times she tries to escapes from Fitzroy’s muscle. The longer she is with Fitzroy the more argumentative an antagonistic she becomes. While Fitzroy is brooding and distant, I mean the man is trying to find the evil doctor, the last necromancer and save queen and country, Charlie, a virgin, is becoming sexually turned on to him.
Upon discovering she is a woman their squabbles fall into the male and female romance scenario. He gives her the freedom she has demanded from chapter one. She is again on the street, this time as a woman and again a man is trying to rape her and she inadvertently kills him with her necromancy. I had to stop listening when Fitzroy, who of course was lurking nearby, is there to pull the dead body off the traumatize Charlie and gather her in his arms. She is so out done she buried her head in his chest. Again this is chapter 10 out of 17 and only 3 bodies has she animated. As a boy, an attempted rape does not cause her a second thought. As a woman she lying there willing to submit. That was it for me.
12 of 23 people found this review helpful
I loved the interplay between Charlie and Lincoln. A mix of likeable and disagreeable characters with an interesting story.
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Would you try another book written by C. J. Archer or narrated by Shiromi Arserio?
Unfortunately there was far too much unrequited affection and way too little actual necromancy. A promising start does not continue through the rest of the novel. Even the climatic battle with the 'bad guy' at the end was a bit too angsty.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
There was nothing at all wrong with the performance. The narrator did as good a job as possible, given the material.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful