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Cathexis: Necromancer's Dagger [NOOK Book]

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Necromancer's Dagger is the first of a four book fantasy epic called Cathexis. Follow the adventures of the Ardellen family as a dark conspiracy by necromancers and other fell enemies strikes. They must rise again and take on an evil that has been in place for three thousand years. This is a story of magic, battle, love and friendship, a wondrous tale of high fantasy, of good and evil.

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Cathexis: Necromancer's Dagger

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Overview

Necromancer's Dagger is the first of a four book fantasy epic called Cathexis. Follow the adventures of the Ardellen family as a dark conspiracy by necromancers and other fell enemies strikes. They must rise again and take on an evil that has been in place for three thousand years. This is a story of magic, battle, love and friendship, a wondrous tale of high fantasy, of good and evil.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011218156
  • Publisher: Philip Blood
  • Publication date: 2/3/2011
  • Series: Cathexis , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 131,970
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Philip Blood is a published author, computer artist, game producer and game designer currently living in the Los Angeles suburbs. He is an avid scuba diver, voracious reader of scifi and fantasy, table top gamer from way back and a computer game junkie with MMOs being the top of his list.Recently he published the fourth and final novel in the fantasy epic Cathexis series, his second fantasy novel series (the first series being a Trilogy called, NexLord).
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  • Posted August 20, 2012

    This was a great start to the series. The world is interesting,

    This was a great start to the series. The world is interesting, with a
    new and refreshing magic system. But the characters are what drives
    this book. There is a lot of adventure, humor, and great fantasy
    characters, all wrapped up in a plot that is just the beginning of a
    much deeper story. I've already finished book 2 and 3, and working on
    4, but decided to start some reviews.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    Medieval fantasy from a fresh angle.

    Necromancer's Dagger gets off to an abrupt start, but that is alright. The action, and events within this setting are credible and kept me enthralled throughout. The magic system that is used here is a fresh perspective and more credible and explainable than others I have read. The power of Life: every living thing has an aura, and some can be trained to use their own aura to affect the world. Which can be used to fight and heal, and more. Opposing this is the power of Death and Darkness, Necromancers making bargains for power from a place called the Dark Plane, where incorporeal denizens harbor a lingering hate for the world of Light and Life. The series titular metal is a little more difficult to place; that of a metal that can store imprints of its long time holder, and even their soul, if they die with an imprint on the metal. These imprints can speak to the mind of a holder of the item, if the person is not the one imprinted into the metal. The action, plots and character identification are good, and they pulled me in, until I found myself riveted to the story being told. One detraction I might point out are spacing the plot between the first book and the second one at least 13 years apart. However, this is minor in relation to the story delivered. At the prices offered it is well worth picking up for a read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    There's a reason this is Nook only

    Not a horrible book, but not a great book. I won't be continuing on with the series. Yes, we get it, the evil Necromancer has taken over the heroes body. You don't have to tell us repeatedly.

    Oh, and while we're at it, the heroine should have fought back from the start. A lot of good people died at the necromancer's hands because she ran for no reason. Except she would have had to kill her husband's body, and I'm sure this way, he'll get it back at the end of the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Good Story With One Large Hole

    I have read first 3 books and like the story very much. Lots of action. However please next set of books let more good guys die. Almost opposite of Game of Thrones where all good guys die or worse. In these stories I wished the bad guys killed a few more heroes. Otherwise a good read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Love the whole series

    I wasn't sure if I'd like this at first, but found it full of action and twists. I'm on the 4th book now and love it

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    I found this fantasy series from reading a review on Goodreads,

    I found this fantasy series from reading a review on Goodreads, the reviewer said, "as good as Lord of the Rings and Dune.  Now, I wouldn't go that far, but I will say that his is a really fun romp through a great fantasy world.  The magic is unique, the characters are great, and the villains are diverse and interesting.  It starts simple enough, but the story just keeps getting more interesting the further into the series you go!  Though I enjoyed book one, I really thought it got rolling in book  two.  If you like big romping adventures with humor and fun, this is the series for you!  I give it a full five starts for pure entertainment.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    RIVETING!

    This story grabbed my attention and didn't let go. I found the story and the characters believable and likable. The “bad” guys are plenty and dangerous. I'm on to the next book.

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    Posted September 6, 2013

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