Ward Against Darkness: Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer, Book 2

Overview

The last thing Ward de’Ath wants is more trouble. On the run from both the law and the criminal underworld, Ward and Celia flee Brawenal City only to stumble into the mansion of a powerful evil necromancer. And when Ward discovers the man possesses a dangerous grimoire, his duty leaves him no choice. He can’t allow the necromancer to keep the grimoire. But the mansion is filled with monsters—human and undead—and Ward has no way of telling who’s friend or foe. The only person he can trust is Celia who dominates ...

See more details below
Paperback
$9.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $5.25   
  • New (5) from $5.25   
  • Used (2) from $5.41   
Ward Against Darkness

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$5.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

The last thing Ward de’Ath wants is more trouble. On the run from both the law and the criminal underworld, Ward and Celia flee Brawenal City only to stumble into the mansion of a powerful evil necromancer. And when Ward discovers the man possesses a dangerous grimoire, his duty leaves him no choice. He can’t allow the necromancer to keep the grimoire. But the mansion is filled with monsters—human and undead—and Ward has no way of telling who’s friend or foe. The only person he can trust is Celia who dominates more of his thoughts and feelings everyday. But there are still laws in the way of anything but friendship. She’s still dead and he’s still alive… for now.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for Ward Against Death, book one in the Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer:

“This book has it all–wonderful characters, action packed, mystery, and a unique setting. An excellent debut!” ~ Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Study

“Ward. Ward, Ward, Ward. I haven't liked a protagonist this much in a long while. He's kind of a dork, kind of regal, kind of awesome, kind of idiotic... He's honor and oathe-bound and sweet and nothing like so many of the male MCs we see in YA or even New Adult. His back and forth friendship with Celia is both realistic and entertaining.” ~Kelley York, author of Hushed

With elegant prose and a clever wit, WARD AGAINST DEATH is a fun, fast-paced adventure, with just a hint of romance and plenty of suspense. I highly recommend picking up a copy. I know I'm already looking forward to the sequel! ~E. Kristin Anderson, young adult author and poet

“Ward Against Death was a ton of fun! Reminded me of a Harry Dresden meets Stephanie Plum meets awesome. Ward was funny; the poor guy just couldn’t catch a break. You gotta love it when the main character doesn’t realize just how good he is. I need to know what will happen and I can’t wait for the sequel!” ~Attack of the Book, Top 5 pick July 2011

Favorite Book of 2011~Staff top 5 Pick, Supernatural Book Lover’s Club

“Recommended for fans of kick-butt heroines who reluctantly soften as they mature, heroes who actually have to work to earn the title, and an intriguing paranormal-fantasy universe to explore. A very enthusiastically solid 5/5 Stars.”~Romanceaholic’s Best of 2011 Recommendations

Ward is such a refreshing hero, so different from all the stalkers and all the jerks in YA these days, I couldn’t help but fall in love with him. Celia was also wonderful – inventive and smart, and so delightfully ruthless that you can’t help but enjoy her character. The two of them make a combo worth tramping even Alona Dare and Will Killian, two of my favorite characters of all time, and that’s saying a lot.” ~The Book Lantern, a Top 5 Favorite Release in 2011

“I loved this story. It's a fresh, new Paranormal. I've never read about Necromancers before, but as long as the story has Ward, I will be counting the days for the second book in this series. Ward and Celia are awesome characters. They grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Talk about reversed roles: Celia is the one who is tough, fearless, the butt-kicker and Ward is the clumsy, unsure damsel in distress. These two are hilarious together.” ~I Heart YA Books

Ward Against Death is a recommended read for YA lovers looking for a breath of fresh aware. Keep your stakes, garlic and silver bullets home because you won't be needing them with this juicy read! ~ A Cupcake and a Latte

“The world is rich, the characters slowly reveal themselves to be multi-layered and multi-faceted, and in this book alone Ms. Card proves that she can spin a tale full of surprises that will keep you guessing.” ~Suz, The Paperback Dolls

Ward Against Death is a thrilling debut that satisfies as a standalone, but offers so much as a series. Melanie Card has opened up a world that, though similar to regal days of the past, is unique and holds this darkness in it. I'm eager to see what happens next for Ward and Celia and just what it all means for the shady organizations that they've found themselves entangled with. ~Nikki from Wicked Awesome Books

The world was fascinating. Religious beliefs, Inquisitors and Trackers, Goddess and her two sons, the veil... I wanted to know more! ~Nocturnal Book Reviews

“In a literary world where vampires and werewolves abound, it is nice to see something as fresh and unique as Card's hesitant necromancer, Ward, and his fantastic world. The story's society, history, geography, culture, and religion are quite a remarkable achievement for the literary senses.” ~Lari is Writing

“The story was interesting and action packed. I think readers who like well-developed fantasy worlds and political intrigue will like this story. I think the plot complexity is what makes this one more suitable for older young adults.” ~Inside of a Dog

“This paranormal YA romance is heaps and heaps of fun!” ~The Midnight Garden

“This was an enjoyable read full of adventure, mystery, romance, the undead and magic. I couldn't of asked for anything better.” ~Seeing Night Reviews

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620613030
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Series: Necromancer Series, #2
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 1,520,284
  • Age range: 13 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Melanie Card has always been drawn to story telling. She weaves tales of magic and adventure that mimicked the fairy tales and myths she writes. Ward Against Darkness is her second novel.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)