Dead Things

    • 4.1 • 103 Ratings
    • $7.99
    • $7.99

Publisher Description

Stephen Blackmoore's dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts.

Necromancer is such an ugly word, but it's a title Eric Carter is stuck with.

He sees ghosts, talks to the dead. He's turned it into a lucrative career putting troublesome spirits to rest, sometimes taking on even more dangerous things. For a fee, of course.

When he left LA fifteen years ago, he thought he'd never go back. Too many bad memories. Too many people trying to kill him.

But now his sister's been brutally murdered and Carter wants to find out why.

Was it the gangster looking to settle a score? The ghost of a mage he killed the night he left town? Maybe it's the patron saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who's taken an unusually keen interest in him.

Carter's going to find out who did it, and he's going to make them pay.

As long as they don't kill him first.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2013
February 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
DAW
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Yummers88 ,

Dead Things

Not as good as Sandman Slim; but good.

Xmortis ,

Not bad

Not bad. I will continue to read the series to see where it goes but I have to say Butcher did it better. While not a bad read it’s like a poorer version of the Dresden files.

gnarlyis3 ,

Paranormal Noir

Well written story coming from the underbelly of the dirty city where life is determined by the level of crime you live. This story has a very strong back-story which unfolds throughout the book as though there was an earlier book that I missed seeing however it really drew me in as I read the pieces that floated to the surface. The main character reminds me a lot of the Sandman Slim books. He is defined by having fought numerous battles and has his own code of ethics. Somehow he gets dragged into another fight he'd rather have stayed away from and what seemed like a simple 'get-er'-done' drags him into alliances he'd never imagine he'd make and split with longtime friends that he didn't see as family until he has to say goodbye. Not everyone good survives and not everyone bad will die but in the end there are still reasons to keep fighting.
I didn't give this book the full 5 stars because, while there were parts that were sad or funny, there wasn't anything that made me think, 'man! I wish I wasn't laughing/crying for no reason in a public place.' It just didn't engage me quite that much, however I will look at other books by this author and in this series.

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