So today is my last day writing for Bookend Autumn, I had lots of fun and I’m kind of sad that it’s almost over, but I’m handing over the crown over to another amazing blogger. More about this at the end of the post.
Autumn is where it gets dark early at night, shadows are everywhere and where shadows exist, monsters can lurk in them. I love monsters (though not horror movies), and one of my favourite type of ‘monsters’ are necromancers. They’re a complex type and what they do involves a dark type of magic. It’s creepy, but interesting at the same time! I haven’t read many books with necromanvers, but for this prompt I wanted to show you five books with them in a main/side role!
Feel free to do this prompt too, pick your own monster – werewolves, vampires, sirens, zombies. I’m looking forward to seeing your recommendations!
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
I read this years ago, and it might actually be beter suited for people that age (between 16 and 23 maybe). I did really enjoy this series, but the MC is 15 and it really shows. It does however include a lot of monsters, so if you’re interested, I’d say give it a go!
Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
I waited with reading this one until all the books were published (and by that time I couldn’t find the fist one in hardcover, but I found one!!). I’ve read some of it and fell in love with Chupeco’s writing. This definitely revolves around necromancy and even with the little I’ve read, I definitely recommend this series!
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
So this book was marketed as a book with lesbian necromancers, and even though there’s a lesbian character, the word lesbian is never used. It’s very little romance, which is something I was worried about. But it’s still a necromancer book!
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Okay so if you ever wanted to read a book about a good-ish necromancer and the dangers of it, this is your book (and it’s also queer!). Honestly the only thing that sucked is that there wasn’t enough necromancy for a book where the MC and a bunch of sidecharacters are necromancers. But still a very enjoyable read!
Give the Dark my Love by Beth Revis
This books has been recommended to me a bunch of times. It’s a hero-to-villain book which is not something you find a lot, especially not with a female protagonist. And especially not when they choose that path knowingly. I’m really excited to finally read this!
Sabriel by Garth Nix gets an honorary mention. I haven’t read the series, but it’s a highly recommended one. Sabriel is an ‘Abhorsen’, a good necromancer who would probably hunt down the typical necromancers you find in the other books in this list. The only thing stopping me is the fact that it’s been published in 1996. But if there’s anyone that read it, let me know if it’s any good!
I really love Fantasy books, especially when monsters are involved. Necomancers are a special type, but other monsters are accepted too! Have you read any of these books, or do you know any other books with necromancers that you would recommend? Let me know in the comments below! And feel free to recreate this prompt, with necromancers or with other monsters 🙂
So, this was my final post for Bookend Autumn and I’m handing over my crown to Haley @ The Caffeinated Reader. She has some amazing prompts, and I know her posts will be awesome. Make sure you stop by to read them!