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Silence (Queen of the Dead) Hardcover – May 1, 2012
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A fantastic read that has a wonderful melange of characters (including a Rottweiler with the unlikely name of Petal and an engaging young man named Michael) who tumble from one improbable yet remarkably believable situation to another even more incredible and tension-filled challenge.Read more ›
Yes, in Book One of The Queen of the Dead series, Emma visits the gravesite of her deceased boyfriend, Nathan, almost nightly. But it's while she's there that she runs into the new boy from her class, Eric and a mysterious old lady who tries to give her a strange gift. Soon after she's struck with terrible migraines, which soon turn into an ability see, touch, and speak to the dead. Emma's a Necromancer and that means there are some higher ups who want to see her dead. But all Emma wants to do is help the spirits, particularly a little boy who is stuck in the burning house in which he died.
This book was awesome! The world Michelle Sagara creates within the pages is unique to anything else I've read in the paranormal genre and I really enjoyed it. Sagara takes her time with the novel; we meet Emma and we learn about her life, her friends and slowly we begin to unravel her new Necromancer world along with her. Instead of it being described to us in some background paragraphs, we get to learn about with with her, which I loved. Additionally, Sagara writes a wonderfully detailed scene - I could picture the action very clearly while reading the book.
The characters in Silence were also fantastic. Instead of Emma and her friends all having the same type of personality, they were uniquely different. I really liked seeing Emma, Allison, and Amy work together even though they were from different social circles at school.Read more ›
Eric receives a call asking if he found the necromancer. He says yes, but has not kill her yet as he has a week to complete the mission. However, Eric knows if he falters, Chase is nearby to complete the assassination assignment. The pair quickly like and admire kind Emma and realize she is not a necromancer, but something else. Instead of taking power from the dead for dark spells, she helps ghosts who for whatever reason walk the city streets. She tries to rescue the lost little boy who is enflamed in fire for eternity unless they get his mother to rescue him. Aware of Emma and her power, the Necromancer wants her power to use for his dark deeds.
Michelle Sagara writes an enthralling Canadian urban fantasy tale filled with action inside of an allegorical good and evil storyline while readers anticipate the confrontation. The first book of the Queen of the Dead contains a dark eerie atmosphere, which should surprise no one who ever visited a cemetery at night. However, it is Emma who holds the storyline together as Eric and Chase know first-hand she makes loyal friends (including the deceased) wherever she goes, which is fortunate for her as she will need them to survive the ordeal.
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The writing style was full of sentence fragments outside of dialogue, and it sent my inner grammar Nazi into convulsive, twitching fits. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was a little leery about this new series, but I really enjoyed the first book. If you like the Chronicles of Elantra books, you will like this. They feel similar.Published 3 months ago by Brent Drake
It's amazing to see Sagara on her game. I was worried she was losing her touch, since the Elantra series is really starting to meander and naval-gaze. (I'm still reading it though. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Krissy B.
I have enjoyed other Michelle Sagara series and was curious about her style in an urban fantasy setting. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Avid Reader
A new, different world has been created by the author that has interesting characters and an active plot.
Fun to read, and addictive ... downloading the next book now!!
This is a fantastic book. it kept me interested from beginning to end. The friendship between Emma, Michael, and Allison was refreshing in it's lack of drama. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Rebecca Martin
I just LOVE Michelle Sagara's Chronicles of Elantra, so when I found out she was begining another series, I just had to go and read it... and I don't regret it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lily
SILENCE was an engaging and unique paranormal story. Emma has been just going through the motions since her boyfriend died in a car accident the past summer. Read morePublished on June 27, 2014 by K. M. Martin
While Michelle Sagara (sometimes as Michelle West or Michelle Sagara West) has been publishing genre fantasy since the early 1990s, she ventured into "new adult" territory in the... Read morePublished on June 16, 2014 by ML