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Posted July 11, 2012
A very good read!
Evanthe is like any other necromancer – she wants to be respected for her craft, fall in love and have a comfortable home to go to every night. She has the falling in love part crossed off her list, at least on her side, and the comfortable home part. For now. She’s still working on the respect for her craft.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Morrow, a reclusive necromancer who saved her from the series of foster homes she had been enduring, is having trouble seeing her as anything but the seventeen year old girl he took in years ago. He is her mentor and believes that is where their relationship should end. At least, that’s what he says. As the danger in their lives increase, so does the heat driving their relationship.
Naomi Clark has written a novella that has the making of a good series. Evanthe is young, still in training, and willful. She also has strong necromancy skills. These things could get her into some interesting trouble in the future.
The Necromancer’s Apprentice is well written and the characters are for the most part well developed. One exception for me is Morrow, Evanthe’s mentor. I wanted more from him but I might be asking for too much from a novella. My first question about him is his age. Multiple times in the book he refers to the age difference between him and Evanthe, but it is not clearly spelled out what that difference is. I would have like to have learned more about his work and dig a little deeper into his secrets. I am hoping that there is a sequel out there that will give me the answers. Also, Evanthe struck me as a dichotomy. On one hand, she wants to be treated as an equal, yet she looks to Morrow in most situations to rescue her. I would love to see her toughen up a little bit. She can raise the dead so she must have a deep well of strength inside of her.
I thank the author for a review copy and I give the novella four stars.