“Witty, inventive, and thoroughly entertaining, this rollicking Faustian adventure grabs the reader and holds him until the very last page.” --Tucson 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 tradition.”—Library Journal
“That ole black magic has never been more fun than it is in this deft and quirky Faustian take. A diabolical romp.” —Elle Newmark, author of The Book of Unholy Mischief
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About the Author
Jonathan L. Howard is a game designer and scriptwriter who has worked in the computer games industry since the early nineties, notably co-scripting the first three Broken Sword adventure games. This is his first novel. He lives near Bristol with his wife and daughter.
Johannes Cabal is a necromancer of some little infamy, who has been digging up bodies without permission for several years now. His first appearance in print was in the short story “Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day,” published in the premier issue of H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror. Where he lives is none of your verdammt business.