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Johannes Cabal the NecromancerJohannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Johannes Cabal is a douche. Yep, that’s right, a douche. He lies, cheats, steals, murders, and does it all without remorse, putting his end goal above all morality. And now he has a problem, because he sold his useless–so he thought–soul to Satan and without it he just can’t seem to perfect his experiments. So the brilliant Johannes Cabal makes a deal with Satan to get his soul back. All he has to do is get a bunch of other souls to take its place and Satan’s going to help him do that…with a traveling carnival staffed by Cabal’s own handmade zombies and run by his grudge-holding vampire brother.

Johannes is a terrible person, he truly is, but somehow he’s learning and changing. Not a lot, but enough to make reading his story entertaining. He remains a pompous ass, vexed by the stupidity of the world around him, challenged only by a man of great morality. And his daughter.

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer was a fun and fast read that left me eager to dive in to the sequel.

Buy from Amazon.com: Johannes Cabal the Necromancer


Johannes Cabal the DetectiveJohannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

No big surprise that this book opens with Johannes Cabal locked in some deep, dark dungeon awaiting his death. Even Cabal doesn’t seem surprised of that. Nor is he surprised when he’s taken out of his dungeon and forced to reanimate the dead leader of a small country so they can incite a war with their neighbors. Cabal’s trickery and wit enable him to escape and then the real fun begins.

Impersonating a low-level bureaucrat, he stows away on an airship and somehow ends up in the center of a classic locked-room mystery and embroiled in politics. And he isn’t alone, Leonie Barrows, the woman who so challenged him in Johannes Cabal the Necromancer is onboard ship and insisting upon turning him over to the authorities at the earliest possible time.

He’s still the same old pompous Cabal we love to hate but for some reason, one even he doesn’t understand, he keeps coming back to save the day. I certainly hope there will be another book and another chance to be entertained by Jonathan Cabal.

Buy from Amazon.com: Johannes Cabal the Detective




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Written by tldegray

July 30, 2010 at 7:53 am

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