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In this fiendish and funny fantasy, detective and necromancer, Johannes Cabal, returns to face another murder and becomes embroiled in more diabolical intrigue than it appears he can handle.
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Johannes Cabal, necromancer of some little infamy, returns in this riotously clever and terrifically twisted tale of murder and international intrigue.

In this genre-twisting novel, infamous necromancer Johannes Cabal, after beating the Devil and being reunited with his soul, leads us on another raucous journey in a little-known corner of the world. This time he’s on the run from the local government.

Stealing the identity of a minor bureaucrat, Cabal takes passage on the Princess Hortense, a passenger aeroship that is leaving the country. The deception seems perfect, and Cabal looks forward to a quiet trip and a clean escape, until he comes face-to-face with Leonie Barrow, an enemy from the old days who could blow his cover. But when a fellow passenger throws himself to his death, or at least that is how it appears, Cabal begins to investigate out of curiosity. His minor efforts result in a vicious attempt on his own  life—and then the gloves come off.

Cabal and Leonie—the only woman to ever match wits with him—reluctantly team up to discover the murderer. Before they are done, there will be more narrow escapes, involving sword fighting and newfangled flying machines. There will be massive destruction, not to mention resurrected dead . . .

Steampunk meets the classic Sherlockian mystery in this rip-roaring adventure where anything could happen . . . and does.

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After beating the Devil and being reunited with his soul, necromancer Johannes Cabal leads readers on another raucous journey in a little-known corner of the world. Steampunk meets the classic Sherlockian mystery in this rip-roaring adventure where anything could happen . . . and does.

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Macardle90, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Macardle90)
While I did enjoy the first book in Johannes Cabal's adventures slightly more than this one, it is one of the best sequels I've read in some time. Full of humor, sarcasm and Jonathan Howard's own wild brand of imagination, not to mention a few scenes of surprising tenderness. The ending provides and ideal jumping-off point for the third book due out sometime in 2012, and the Epilogue is pure, ridiculous genius. This is absolute a series worth reading for any fan of the Doctor Who brand of Sci-Fi, steampunk or locked-room mysteries, as this book is a wonderful tribute--and brilliant parody--of each of these genres.
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ISBN:
9780385528092
Author:
Howard, Jonathan L.
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Howard, Jonathan L.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100713
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.45 x 1.1 in 1.25 lb

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Product details 304 pages Doubleday Books - English 9780385528092 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In this fiendish and funny fantasy, detective and necromancer, Johannes Cabal, returns to face another murder and becomes embroiled in more diabolical intrigue than it appears he can handle.

"Synopsis" by , After beating the Devil and being reunited with his soul, necromancer Johannes Cabal leads readers on another raucous journey in a little-known corner of the world. Steampunk meets the classic Sherlockian mystery in this rip-roaring adventure where anything could happen . . . and does.
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