Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

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The start of a fantastic new series. Johannes Cabal has never pretended to be a hero of any kind. There is, after all, little heroic about robbing graves, stealing occult volumes, and being on nodding terms with demons. His purpose, however, is noble. His researches are all directed to raising the dead. For such a prize, some sacrifices are necessary. One such sacrifice was his own soul, but he now sees that was a mistake -- it's not just that he needs it for his research to have validity, but now he realises he needs it to be himself. Unfortunately, his soul now rests within the festering bureaucracy of Hell. Satan may be cruel and capricious but, most dangerously, he is bored. It is Cabal's unhappy lot to provide him with amusement. In short, a wager: in return for his own soul, Cabal must gather one hundred others -- in one year. One year to beat the Devil at his own game. And isn't that perhaps just a little heroic?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 112 x 178 x 23mm | 186g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0755371976
  • 9780755371976
  • 616,445

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"Witty, inventive, and thoroughly entertaining, this rollicking Faustian adventure grabs the reader and holds him until the very last page." --Tuc"son Citizen" "The spot-on work of a talented writer." --"Denver Post" "Howard makes it look easy to paint a soul-stealing murdering necromancer as a sympathetic character; that, folks, is worth the price of admission. Step right up!" --"San Diego Union-Tribune" "For anyone whose taste edges towards the intelligent and macabre, this book is a gift." --"Fangoria ""Amusing and clever."--"The Free-lance Star" "Populated with some of the most creative, and odd, characters to be found . . . hysterical and fascinating."--Bookgeeks "A delightfully wicked and inventive story." --Keith Donohue, author of "The Stolen Child" "Cross Susannah Clarke's "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" with Gregory Maguire's "Wicked," and you have this witty and sometimes touching debut novel in the Faustian traditio
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About Jonathan L. Howard

Jonathan L. Howard is a game designer, scriptwriter, and a veteran of the computer games industry since the early 'nineties with titles such as the 'Broken Sword' series to his credit. He lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and daughter.
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12,561 ratings
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4 40% (5,077)
3 21% (2,672)
2 5% (676)
1 2% (208)
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