- File Size: 4196 KB
- Print Length: 236 pages
- Publication Date: May 7, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07C5BD7CG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,672 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The People's Necromancer (The Age of Magic Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This is the first book of The Age of Magic series. As an aficionado of magic, sorcery and knights in armor, I looked forward to reading this tale. I was not disappointed. Mr. Jameson set the stage for exciting adventures with undead, mysterious Queens, fire demons and numerous other denizens.
Ashton loses his best friend and somehow revives him from the dead. He doesn’t even know how he did it, but as kings battle for land, knights fight battles for their kings, bandits murder villagers without mercy, the undead become an army fighting back. But there must be a reason for what is happening. And there is. Magic, has entered the world.
Ashton is grieving the loss of his best friend Clayton when the unthinkable happens: a hand pressing up from the dirt. Apparently his calls to Clayton to come back actually woke something up. Necromancy is only a vague legend, and Ashton has no idea why the dead respond to his call. But when tragedy strikes, his power offers the perfect opportunity to even the scales . . .
I could have done without the incest. I never liked Julian and his self-hatred doesn't make his actions any more palatable (his sister's even worse). Things like this are why I avoid Game of Thrones (and probably this is what prompted the comparison in the blurb.)
The other major weakness is that Ashton doesn't actually have a method or a cost associated with his raising the dead. He can pull one person or hundreds with no effort. Speaking to them is fine, but he has no idea what in his words is actually working. Given that necromancy isn't something just anyone can do, I would find it more believable if there was some kind of cost or ritual associated.
I did find the whole situation between Ashton and Clayton amusing. Ashton, having no idea why Clayton came back or what his now-dead friend might want with him, can only flee in terror. Which gets him into deeper trouble. And I like how this ties into the larger political situation between the two nobles, though I find their lack of willingness to be political with each other and cut a few deals a little puzzling.
Overall this was mostly entertaining, except for the incest. And it's mostly due to that I'm not interested in pursuing this further. I rate this book Neutral.