Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Audiobook Review: The Necromancer's Dance by SJ Himes Narrator Joel Leslie #Review #Giveaway

Author: SJ Himes
Narrator: Joel Leslie
Book: The Necromancer's Dance
Series: The Beacon Hill Sorcerer #1
Length: 8 hours 14 minutes
Publication date: March 21, 2017

Reviewed by Morningstar


In a world where magic is real and evil walks amongst humanity, a young sorcerer is beset by enemies, both old and new.
Angelus Salvatore is the only necromancer in all of Boston, and his name is whispered warily by the undead and fellow sorcerers alike. He and his brother Isaac are the lone survivors of an attack by an army of the undead, in which Angel used a spell so powerful it forever marked his place in history. Now, years later, Angel struggles to balance his career as a teacher of the higher magical arts, his role as big brother, and a tenuous relationship with an Elder vampire from the local clan. When his brother's boyfriend is used as a pawn in a mysterious plot to draw Angel out, Angel is once again drawn back into the old hostilities that fueled the Blood Wars and led to his family's death.
Leaning on others for help is something Angel cannot do, and while he searches for clues as to who may be targeting him and his brother, Angel finds his heart steadily growing occupied with Simeon, Elder and vampire. Dealing with death magic and vampires on a daily basis may leave Angel jaded when it comes to life and staying that way, but the more time he spends fending off the ancient vampire's attention and affections, the more he realizes he wants to give in.
Can Angel find out who wants him dead, and keep his heart safe in the process? How can he fall for a vampire, when his whole family was torn apart by an army of the undead? Death stalks the streets of Boston's historic Beacon Hill...and there is no one more suited to battle against death than a necromancer.


I read this book when it first came out early last year and fell in love with the characters and the setting that this author created. Her world building and imagination know no bounds.

Angel is this powerful sorcerer who is feared by many. Necromancers are rare, and as one of the only on the east coast in a city dominated by Vampires, things aren’t always easy. He does what he has to protect his even if that is a pact with the local coven. Family and friends are a priority even if they are a pain in the butt.

Angel wasn’t expecting Simeon to come into his life the way he did but it was easy to fall for these two and how well their personalities play off each other. They just fit. The devotion and love that Simeon has for Angel is strong and unbreakable. The mystery of who is after Angel is not easily figured out which in a story that is so detailed and has many branches to it is not easy to accomplish. This author has the words in her that give life to every scene she creates. Bringing forth images with full color and sucking you so deep you find it hard to leave.

The narrator, Joel Leslie, gives an extra layer, or ten, to an already well-built story that I never thought possible. With every accent and unique voice given, with every emotion that came through I fell in love with this story even more than I was already. I seriously never thought that was possible. With her brilliant words and characters and him giving them life, they are a dynamic duo that I wouldn’t pass up. I can’t wait to listen to The Necromancer’s Dilemma when it’s completed.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so so so much. I'm actually crying here. Thank you!