**Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.**
Twice Dead is the first (1st) book in the Necromancer’s Song series by Caitlin Seal.
In this imaginative debut perfect for fans of character-driven fantasies like Graceling and Daughter of Smoke and Bone, seventeen-year-old Naya Garth becomes one of the undead and an unlikely spy for her country.
Naya, the daughter of a sea merchant captain, nervously undertakes her first solo trading mission in the necromancer-friendly country bordering her homeland of Talmir. Unfortunately, she never even makes it to the meeting. She’s struck down in the streets of Ceramor. Murdered.
But death is not the end for Naya. She awakens to realize she’s become an abomination–a wraith, a ghostly creature bound by runes to the bones of her former corpse. She’s been resurrected in order to become a spy for her country. Reluctantly, she assumes the face and persona of a servant girl named Blue.
She never intended to become embroiled in political plots, kidnapping, and murder. Or to fall in love with the young man and former necromancer she is destined to betray.
Publication Date: September 18, 2018.
What caught my eye about Twice Dead was that the synopsis tells us that there’s some sort of necromancy that goes on in the story. I’ve read a book series in the past where there was major necromancy involved before, and I really enjoyed it. So I was particularly looking forward to reading Twice Dead to see what would happen.
I went into reading Twice Dead not expecting anything—-rather, I just wanted to sit back and let the story happen as it did. And I’m glad I did! Continue reading →