I’ll start with the narration of Necromancer’s Dance. I’ve listened to many books that Joel Leslie has narrated and I am a fan. I recommend listening to this story because the different character voices that Joel creates add so much to the story. He provides unique voices for nearly every character and he emotes so well.

Now, my thoughts on the story. I finished this book in the wee hours of the morning, because I could not stop, not even to sleep. I had to finish the same night that I started listening.

The Necromancer’s Dance is so enjoyable because it doesn’t fall into just one genre or subgenre. It’s contemporary in the fact that it takes place in the present day, but it’s urban fantasy/paranormal because though it’s present day America, there is a subculture that exists of magic folk. Vampires, like Simeon, and sorcerers that hold many different specialties. Angelus, or Angel, is a sorcerer, whose specialty is necromancy. There is the romance between Angel and Simeon. There is also mystery in this story. Someone is out to destroy Angel and it really is a whodunnit.

Like Wendy, I really like the idea of witches or sorcerers in my books, because they are the most like us, and easiest to relate to. I love the idea of necromancy also. The power over death and the dead. I have read other books featuring characters that are necromancers and their abilities have worked in different ways. I like that there was a lot of ritual and spell working in this book. Angel’s responsibility to his friends and family and his family’s friends really says a lot about him, even though I don’t care for his brother’s attitude at all.

Simeon is a powerful vampire who serves at the side of the vampire master of Boston. His kind aren’t compatible with sorcerers in general, but when he met Angel, he found a way for them to work together, as well as a way to spend time in his presence. Simeon wants to stand by Angel’s side as a true partner to help him find out who is behind the recent attacks and help him when he needs it.

I liked the romance aspect of the story, but I was truly drawn in by the mystery and the paranormal world that exists alongside the world we know. Though I didn’t know who the culprit was, I did have some suspicions that the character was up to no good. The side characters were well written and the main characters were great. I definitely want to read the next book in the series, to see what comes of Angel’s relationships with Simeon, his brother, and his new apprentice. I would recommend this book for sure.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
4.5/5 stars