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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

{Review}: Ward Against Death by Melanie Card

Ward Against Death (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer, #1)
Title: Ward Against Death
Author: Melanie Card
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (August, 2011)
Paperback: 292 pages
ISBN: 9781937044091
Source: NetGalley*
Available on: Amazon | TheBookDepository

My Rating: 4/5

Description from GoodReads:
Twenty-year-old Ward de Ath expected this to be a simple job bring a nobleman s daughter back from the dead for fifteen minutes, let her family say good-bye, and launch his fledgling career as a necromancer. Goddess knows he can t be a surgeon the Quayestri already branded him a criminal for trying so bringing people back from the dead it is.
But when Ward wakes the beautiful Celia Carlyle, he gets more than he bargained for. Insistent that she s been murdered, Celia begs Ward to keep her alive and help her find justice. By the time she drags him out her bedroom window and into the sewers, Ward can t bring himself to break his damned physician s Oath and desert her.
However, nothing is as it seems including Celia. One second, she s treating Ward like sewage, the next she s kissing him. And for a nobleman s daughter, she sure has a lot of enemies. If he could just convince his heart to give up on the infuriating beauty, he might get out of this alive...
My Review :

This is the first book about a necromancer that I stumble across. Having the power to awaken the dead must be a scary one. Ward Against Death was a refreshing story about a guy named Ward who after awakening Celia Carlyle gets thrown into a world of trouble he was not prepared for. I honestly felt bad for him. Ward had no idea what he was getting himself in to when he agreed to conduct a wake. He was trying to do what was right throughout the book. Celia is a strong girl that is more than prepared to take care of her self even if she is not alive. It's great to read a book where the girl saves the guy. Ward Against Death is action packed from the rising dead, dangerous pursuits, and constant deception. It will keep you wanting to read more and leave you anxiously awaiting the next book.

Melanie Card wrote a great entertaining book that I recommend to anyone who wants to read a refreshing paranormal story.

*Disclosure: This e-ARC was provided by the publisher (Entangled Publishing via NetGalley) for free in exchange for an honest review.


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