The Necromancer’s Bride
(Gaslamp Gothic, #4)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: May 31st 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Retelling
Forgiveness is not Gabriel D’Ange’s strong suit.
A self-appointed soldier of God with a penchant for ruthlessly punishing his enemies, he vanished after Anne Lawrence stabbed him with his own dagger.
The smart thing would be to let him go.
Unfortunately, Anne’s life isn’t just lonely without Gabriel. It’s insufferably boring.
Determined to heal the rift between them, she goes in search of her tempestuous former lover, black parasol in hand and daeva magic crackling at her fingertips. But Gabriel has his own plans afoot and Anne finds herself drawn into one of his tangled webs, much against her better judgment.
Gabriel’s nemesis has reappeared in Brussels, a vile slaver who’s plundering the Congo Free State with the blessing of King Leopold. Gabriel might be willing to give Anne a second chance, but not until Jorin Bekker’s head is lying at his feet.
Back in London, the quasi-reformed necromancer Balthazar sets his sights on the same quarry. He holds a very personal grudge against Bekker — and killing him might be the only way to keep Gabriel D’Ange from Balthazar’s own throat.
When the hunters collide at a lavish gala thrown by the king, Anne learns just how far she’ll go to save the man she loves.
Note: The Necromancer’s Bride is the sequel to A Bad Breed, which should be read first.
It is well documented on my blog that my love and appreciation for Kat’s work is neverending!
Just a few short weeks ago, I reviewed A Bad Breed which is pretty much the book to read or The Necromancer’s Bride will make little sense.
Let’s start from the top, and I need to let you know that for a better or deeper understanding, you may want to start with book 1 of the series which is The Daemoniac. As this one is book 4, you do not have a lot to read before hand. However, Book 1 and 2 are mostly centered around different lead characters. You can start with A Bad Breed to enjoy this baby and then go back to book 1.
It may feel like I make no sense, but based on the 4 books in the series, book 1 and 2 are together and now 3 and 4 the same spirit. To make it clear, The Necromancer’s Bride is the direct continuation to A Bad Breed.
So here we follow Anne after the events of A Bad Breed as she goes looking for Gabriel. Gotta give it to her, she is one tenacious lady and I approve!
I am not going to go too deep into the story because well, spoilers… but I can tell you that I read it as soon as I got it and finished it in one go! But then again, I do that with all of Kat’s books as they always in the highly anticipated list.
I have to say that I was so so happy that The Necromancer’s Bride came in very quickly after A Bad Breed, thank you Kat for not making us wait for months for this. So if you grab bother and read them back to back, you are going to love it!
Which brings my usual question of when is the next book coming, and it makes me wonder if we are going back to New York and the team there or if we are going to get to know another one. Either way, I am not fussed as I trust Kat will delover something amazing.
If you have been following my reviews for a while, then you know that I am going to tell you that you need to read The Necromancer’s Bride.
This should come as no surprise to anyone.
If this is your first time stumbling here and discovering Kat, then I suggest to have a read through my other reviews and you should get a big hint on where I stand, if the first sentence of my review does not already say it all.
The Necromancer’s Bride was great, I had a huge smile on my face for most the time I was reading the book, and though my heart nearly stopped in a place of two, it was as expected FAN-TAS-TIC!
Dear Kat, you never let me down and I cannot wait for what you have next. If you wanna share your plans, I promise my lips are sealed!
Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She’s the author of the Fourth Element and Fourth Talisman fantasy series, the Gaslamp Gothic paranormal mysteries, and the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Check out Kat’s Pinterest page for the people, places and things that inspire her books.
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