Editorial Reviews. Review. Book Description In this uproarious and clever debut, it’s time to give the Devil his due. Johannes Cabal, a brilliant. When Johannes Cabal, a haughty sorcerer, finds that the absence of a soul is an impediment to his occult studies, he strikes a bargain with. The first of the Johannes Cabal series of fantasy novels, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer is the story of the titular necromancer and his efforts to study magic.

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It seems detached from place, from time, and suffers from that detachment. View all 19 comments. I loved this book. This is a good, clever, quick genre-bender. I had the feeling the real deal was beginning at the end of the first book.

More By and About This Author. Regarding tone, you never get the feeling that Cabal is basically good or misunderstood. Years ago, Johannes Cabal sold his soul to the Devil to master the art of necromancy.

Especially since Johannes was indirectly responsible and because it got me wondering if getting out of his deal scot-free was a blessing or a curse for Cabal. Sacrificed to a mania for order.

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

However, despite the crafty absurdity, there is an underlying seriousness to the book, a human element. I loved its weird characters. Life can be cruel, that’s true.

View all 34 comments. That would be a neat trick. I can’t actually convey how much I loved it. The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality 73, words.


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With little time to waste, Johannes raises a motley crew from the dead and enlists his brother, Horst, a charismatic vampire to help him run his nefarious road show, resulting in mayhem at every turn. I was in a daze for, like, two days.

I found Howard’s writing lovely- it was witty, smart, beautiful, imaginative, and here comes that word again dark. Be astounded by the grammar.

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer – Like Johannes’ Zombies, Flawed but Functional

I have friends who that is their favorite book, but it did very little for me. Critical opinion has been mixed. A charmingly gothic, fiendishly funny Faustian tale about a brilliant scientist who makes a deal with the Devil, twice.

The average reader will spend 6 hours and 17 minutes reading Johannes Cabal the Necromancer at WPM words per minute. He goes to hell with the intention of making a wager with Satan, and does so.

Horst, on the other hand, is charismatic and charming, and I enjoyed seeing the two connect despite their strained relationship. This page was last edited on 28 Marchat Oh how I tried.

While pursing Tiller, officers should beware rakes by lakes, toads in roads, and hares on stairs. Because even though The Necromancer may at first dazzle readers with its sharp wit and cleverness, it has a dark heart, mostly due to its eponymous leading man, Johannes Cabal. It starts with a quest for the main character. However, this deal is not without its difficulties: Johannes Cabal is not a good man heck, he is not even a nice man.


There are some brilliant bits of humor here.