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Product Details

  • Paperback: 492 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (April 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450536484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450536486
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,959,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

I will be the first to admit that 'Necromancer' is NOT the most original piece of epic fantasy literature ever written. I took a lot of inspiration from Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' and other great fantasy books (including those of Terry Brooks and Brent Weeks); I wanted to write a story that contained all the elements from my favorite books...one that I would like to read myself.
Necromancer was a side project; something I wrote just for fun without any intent to publish it (although it ended up published anyway). It was a lot of fun to write, and though some people may not like it because it is familiar, I enjoyed the time I spent doing it.

About the Author

Born in England to a literary family Dune's first experience with fantasy was with the elves and faeries at the bottom of the garden, and a free imagination soon gave life to imaginary friends and other fantastical creatures. Dune's first experience with written fantasy was J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' which still continues to inspire today. Dune started writing fantasy as a teenager, gaining experience and learning what worked and what didn't for a well written story that people actually want to read. Through some good stories and some pretty bad ones Dune became the author that writes novels like 'Necromancer'. Dune currently lives with Cody, a border collie, and two horses in remote Wyoming where characters are given free rein to develop and grow, and where adventures are naturally born. www.duneelliot.net

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An up and coming author of mythical fantasy and inspired by some of the greatest fantasy authors; J.R.R Tolkien, Neil Gaiman and Phillip Pullman, Dune brings new perspective and fresh ideas to a familiar genre. You don't just read Dune's novels, you become part of them and they will leave you begging for more. If you like Terry Brooks, you'll love Dune Elliot.

Born in England to a literary family, Dune's first experience with fantasy was with the elves and faeries at the bottom of the garden and a free imagination soon gave life to imaginary friends and other fantastical creatures. Dune's first experience with written fantasy was J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit', which still continues to inspire today.
Dune started writing fantasy as a teenager, gaining experience, and learning what worked and what didn't for a well written story that people actually want to read.
Dune currently lives with Cody, a border collie, and two horses in remote Wyoming where characters are given free rein to develop and grow, and where adventures are naturally born.

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It is a must read if you enjoy epic fantasies.
Z. Gorman
The writer's characters were fresh, each having a unique role in a believable world from the writer's descriptive way of storytelling.
Rico Crossfire
I look forward to reading more from this up and coming author.
Allan Sharrock

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mary A. Adair on July 31, 2010
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The land of Ilyria is bruised and dying under the growing evil power of Morgeth. And the evil is spreading. All of Alatheia is in danger. As you read Necromancer you slip into a world of magic and mystery, both good and evil, that only a master storyteller could weave. Expertly woven into the tapestry of Alatheia is a small band of would-be heroes. Bound together by prophecy, held together by love for their land and each other they will set out to save their world. Their journey is not easy, and there are those in the band that will pay the ultimate price, but they will not falter in their quest to rid their home of the evil Necromancer.

I loved this story. It contains everything a true believer in fantasy could want. The pages come alive with the quest and keep the reader enthralled right to the end. And like any true believer in fantasy I can hardly wait for book two. In my opinion, Dune Elliot is a true storyteller. I look forward to reading many more of Mr. Elliot's novels.
On a scale of one to five stars, I give Necromancer a strong five stars.
Mary Adair...Author
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harvey on February 17, 2010
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Not bringing much knowledge of the specific genre of adventure fantasy to my reading of Necromancer perhaps qualifies my judgement, but there is no doubt that this quest written by Dune Elliot is a page turner. The conflict between good and evil is effectively dramatised with characters on the side of good who demonstrate to us how muddled and difficult good can be in the conflict with a single-minded force of evil. I am reminded of how certain 20th century authors, albeit from different fictional genres, develop characters who struggle with the concept of good. Here I am thinking of Murdoch, O'Brien, Oates, etc. Too, Dune Elliot brings an array of specific knowledge (horses, landscape) that enhances the difficult and dramatic journey of the 'hero' and his intriguing band of supporters. Simply put I would like to read more from this author.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Max Waugh on October 14, 2010
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I've never felt misled by Amazon reviews before, taking the good with the bad and (usually) making an informed decision based on reader opinions and other published reviews. In this case though I came away wondering if the author's friends had all pitched in the positive reviews for this book. User Juliet Fong's 1 star review is unfortunately pretty accurate. This is the worst-written book I've ever purchased. Grammatical errors aside, the dialogue and story-telling are downright clunky and it quickly becomes impossible to sympathize with or become interested in any of the characters. I have a hard time recommending this book to anyone except maybe younger readers who could potentially gloss over its glaring issues and may somehow enjoy the broader story.

I debated whether to post such a negative review, but I wasn't happy wasting money on this. Just as you might tell others to "wait for video" with a poor movie, this is one of those "wait for it to hit the bargain bin (and maybe not even then)" books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diane King (England) on September 24, 2010
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I really enjoyed Dune Elliott's new book. It becomes a real page turner and the author never lets your interest wane. The characters are engaging, the descriptions vivid and the events will keep you wanting to read more. A real adventure and I look forward to the next one. Diane King (England)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Z. Gorman on September 6, 2010
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"Necromancer" is an expertly written epic fantasy with a compelling setting. The world in which the characters lived and the struggle they went through are so carefully and painstakingly crafted that as a reader, I was drawn into every scene. The author's language is so beautiful that I sometimes found myself re-reading some parts to take in the story again.

The novel has a familiar theme, but it also has plenty of twists and turns to keep you turn the page. Each character has a story of his or her own that is also slowly revealed together with the main plot. Each of them went through his or her own trials. Often times, there was no telling if they would survive. And some did not. You will read about love, kinship, friendship and more while you follow the characters through their journey. You will also experience what they experienced: joy, sorrow, hope, fear, ...

All in all, "Necromancer" is a very well written novel. It is a must read if you enjoy epic fantasies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rico Crossfire on July 9, 2010
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From the beginning, Dune's magical writing style captured my imagination, allowing me not only to be part of the story, but interacting inside the story too. The writer's characters were fresh, each having a unique role in a believable world from the writer's descriptive way of storytelling.

I must confess, at first I had a totally different perception about the story before I turned to the first page, but after the first few words, I found myself engrossed. Necromancer is a novel you just can't stop reading. I enjoyed the novel and I am looking forward to Dune's next edition. Extremely well done. I personally recommend Necromancer as a must read.

Richard Thomas Banegas - Author
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LINDA RAE BLAIR on April 15, 2010
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This was recommended to me and I am so very glad I took the time to read it! It was my very first entry into this genre and the author is an expert at making her world vivid and real to her readers. I loved the characters, but knew from the beginning that not all would survive the journey (what's a good story without a little pathos)--I never could have chosen who would not see us through to the very end. Very well done and I'll be certain to read the next one by this author! Can't wait to see where we are taken next and which characters go there with us.
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