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The Last Necromancer
The Last Necromancer: Book 1 of the Ministry Of Curiosities Series | C.J. Archer
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REVIEWS: "C.J. Archer has expertly weaved fantasy, mystery and a dash of romance together to make the perfect story and I will be reading more by her in the future!" ????? Cosying Up With Books "Simply put: This book is pretty darn bad a$$. I highly recommend The Last Necromancer to all fans of fantasy, whether you think you like historical fiction or not." ????? My Book Addiction "I like to be kept on my toes, but this was more like on my toe nails! Without a doubt one of my new favorite reads of 2015" ????? Mama Reads Book Blog "An addictive read" ????? Hooked on Books "The Last Necromancer was simply fantastic." ????? Book and Coffee Addict "Expertly depicted and well-paced, The Last Necromancer is a stunning novel by C.J. Archer that sweeps readers into a passionate new world" ????? The Rest Is Still Unwritten DESCRIPTION: Victorian London: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her. Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly "made" creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world - Charlotte - but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he's been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn't trust? Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they're hunting. C.J. Archer is the author of the bestselling Emily Chambers Spirit Medium and Freak House series. If you love historical novels with mystery, romance and a paranormal twist, THE LAST NECROMANCER is for you. It's the first book in the MINISTRY OF CURIOSITIES series. Books in the Ministry of Curiosities series: #1 The Last Necromancer #2 Her Majesty's Necromancer #3 Beyond The Grave #4 Grave Expectations #5 Ashes To Ashes #6 From The Ashes Keywords: alternate history, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, victorian era, victorian historical romance, historical fantasy, ghost story, spririts, gothic, teen novel, young adult, fantasy romance, myths & legends, Frankenstein, steampunk
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julesG
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This starts out as #ANationOfThieves. Charlie is a 13 y/o boy living on the streets of London (1889), he knows quite a lot of thieving tricks. Charlie also is an 18 y/o girl, who is the last necromancer in the UK, and hides as a boy in the slums.

#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen

CrowCAH Interesting. Duel personality. 1mo
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julesG
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I'm fighting off another cold with #audioknitting and courgette cake (vitamins and vegetables).

#BFCr4 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! 💚 1mo
julesG @wanderinglynn Thanks! It's only No.378 (or so) this year. Feels like I only was cold/hay-fever free for one week in September. 1mo
Kalalalatja Feel better soon! 1mo
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Oryx Like the wool! Hope you're feeling better 1mo
julesG @Oryx Thanks. The project is finished, I have the next one on the needles. Cold is still on, or I've developed an addiction to decongestant nasal spray. Anyway, I'm enjoying the time I'm spending with the knitting needles. 😁 1mo
Oryx @julesG I'm hoping to finish my Aran jumper this weekend. Only been 3 months!! 1mo
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JSW
Mehso-so

Mostly enjoyable read with an interesting premise and heroine, in the first part. Somewhere around the last third or so (as other reviewers have noted), it feels like this book changed focus. The heroine turned wishy washy, the author introduced a totally unnecessary romantic twist, and the plot seemed to turn into Frankenstein fanfic. Confusing.

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xicanti
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This is a pick for the first two thirds, which introduced me to an interesting world via the sort of clear prose that practically reads itself. I liked these characters and I liked the mysteries surrounding the Ministry of Curiosities.

Things did fizzle for me throughout the last third, though. My attention waned as Archer shoehorned in a romantic subplot. I don‘t like how she handled adoption issues, either, and I‘m iffy on the villain. Oh well.

Patchshank I've had this book for awhile, but I haven't read it yet. I'm glad to hear it's at least pretty good. 7mo
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xicanti
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Gonna push on through to the end of this tonight, even though I don‘t have a firm deadline anymore. I‘ve already decided I won‘t take advantage of the series sale. I‘m enjoying the book, but I don‘t love the characters so much that I‘m desperate to spend more time with them, and with the Children‘s Hospital Book Market coming up soon I want to be even pickier than usual about what I add to La TBR.

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xicanti
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Delicious leftovers + yet another book I like but CANNOT seem to sit down and read. Blah. I‘d better pick up the pace; I plucked this one off La TBR because the first series omnibus is on sale at Kobo until tomorrow and I want to see if I should buy it.

umbrellagirl Looks yummy! Enjoy 7mo
xicanti @umbrellagirl thanks! It was super good. 7mo
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EllanaRose
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Pickpick

At this rate I might be able to finish another book before the end of the weekend
#24in48

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Elisa
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Pickpick

Ok, I have to admit that I had wildly underestimated this book and started it just to have something to read while out of the house that wouldn‘t distract me from my paper books once I got home. Cue book karma, where I abandoned my “main” reads to finish this 😬 So now I‘m getting ready to buy the sequel, despite a huge TBR (both on my shelves and on my kindle, not to mention the ones I haven‘t even bought yet 😶)

emmaturi It is always the same! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Yes I bought this just because of the dress. #litsyconfessions @RealLifeReading #thebacksofwomen #marchintoreading

RealLifeReading Ooh skull lamp 3y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Crinoline_Laphroaig And apparently titles with the word "Last".? 3y
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