Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book turned out to be a delightfully evil tome that retells the Faustian adventure in a clever, dry and imminently British way.
Add a bit of Bradbury and the evil carnies, a dash of the detective mystery, and a very liberal dose of the classic "beating the devil at his own game"... and we've got this tale. I am pretty much delighted through and through, to tell the truth. :)
It reads like the lightest of Urban Fantasies, it has the darkness of the most evil of tales, it has the glimmer of hope and the joys of brotherhood (until they turn sour), and it has the most delightfully sinful romp of paperwork in hell that I've ever see. If only all such travels to hell could be so organized and planned. :P
Definitely a fun read. :)
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