Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride

necro2A sequel to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer-I was so happy to find that there was one that I had to read this (almost) right away.  Picking up shortly after the first book ended, Sam is settling in to his new digs-the creepy magical mansion that the evil Douglas had lived in.  He’s inherited not just the building, but all the gnomes, minotaur, and living statues that come with it, including James. Slave? House boy? Companion? Adopted child? That actually gets covered a lot more in this book. James also gets a lot of funny details about his role as housekeeper as Sam and his friends move in and mess up his perfect house. I’m not giving anything away by telling you that it turns out Douglas has invoked some kind of spell to come back from the dead and wreak havoc. It’s up to Sam to find him and stop him.  Sam is also trying to adjust to his new role on the Council, and help keep the peace in Brid’s pack.

I loved this sequel-really enjoyed the same aspects as in the first-creepy but not scary, mostly just funny, a delightful clash of worlds. This so often reminds me of the tv show reaper (but it’s better!)


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