Necromancer is such an ugly word, but it's a title Eric Carter is stuck with.
He sees ghosts, talks to the dead. He's turned it into a lucrative career putting troublesome spirits to rest, sometimes taking on even more dangerous things. For a fee, of course.
When he left L.A. fifteen years ago he thought he'd never go back. Too many bad memories. Too many people trying to kill him.
But now his sister's been brutally murdered and Carter wants to find out why.
Was it the gangster looking to settle a score? The ghost of a mage he killed the night he left town? Maybe it's the patron saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who's taken an unusually keen interest in him.
Carter's going to find out who did it and he's going to make them pay.
As long as they don't kill him first.
I enjoyed reading this book! I enjoyed the magic system, and Carter was a pretty great character, he wasn't perfect, he made mistakes, but he was really interesting to read about. And yeah, the investigation into his sister's death was great to read!
Yeah, the the world and the magic in this book is interesting, that people have different talents, different amounts of personal magic, but they can do magic outside their innate talent. And that they can get magic from the world around them. Pretty interesting!
Carter is hard to place. He's not a hero, but he's not an anti-hero too. He's just a guy who has a bit of an anger issue, sometimes makes poor choices, and sometimes only has a few options available to him. Which puts him in a difficult spot, and yeah, was fun to read!
The mystery into who killed his sister, that was pretty major. And trying in with why he left in the first place, yeah, he is facing a pretty harsh welcoming back. That ending was hard, and the reveal was about the same, and yeah, I'm just itching to read the next book!
Really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to read more of this series!
Author: Stephen Blackmoore
Series: Eric Carter #1
Read: March 11th, 2019
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book!
Publisher: Daw Books
Published: February 5th 2013