is the third of the Necromancer Chronicles. I undertook to read
this novel without reading book one or two. I was able to immerse myself in the story and
characters, although I did find that nAmanda introduces characters quite fast and I had to
back read to figure out who was who.
The heroine Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and
sometime spy starts off the adventure by rescuing her one time spy, lover and friend Adam.
Isyllt seems a bit dysfunctional and beset by her own personal demons. She is not a
character I warmed to as the reader does not know a lot of personal information about her.
We are introduced as we go to the characters who share in the adventure to find out
where the Ghost Wind comes from. Isyllt has an apprentice called Moth, who seems an
innocent and one wonders what her role is. Melantha an assassin with a past who changes
identities but she cannot change her heart is sent to recruit Isyllt.
The story was slow moving until about halfway along and then it picked up speed. Some
characters are not what they seem. Seemingly normal humans with hidden identities, mages
with ghost like abilities, powerful creatures tethered by magic make this an interesting
novel. We are taken across sea into deserts, before queens and evil mages with plots of
Even though I didnt enjoy starting reading this novel I was engrossed by the end.