Editorial Reviews. Review. Book Description In this uproarious and clever debut, it’s time to give the Devil his due. Johannes Cabal, a brilliant. When Johannes Cabal, a haughty sorcerer, finds that the absence of a soul is an impediment to his occult studies, he strikes a bargain with. The first of the Johannes Cabal series of fantasy novels, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer is the story of the titular necromancer and his efforts to study magic.

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Because Johannes doesn’t really understand people However, known neither I tried. Why he decides to go and have a little chat with his good old mate Satan of course.

This is a good, clever, quick genre-bender. I also loved the difficult relationship between Johannes and Horst. Dec 08, Megan Baxter rated it it was ok. We root for him and curse him in the same breath. Johannes Cabal wants his soul back because he thinks his soulless state is messing up his research.

Johannes Cabal: The Necromancer

A while ago, he sold his soul to Sa “The darkest souls are not those which choose to exist within the johannnes of the abyss, but those which choose to break free from the abyss and move silently among us. After all, Cabal just suggested Satan apologize to God for his pride. Johannes Cabal the Detective: At the end of the day I liked it, but I didn’t love it.

Cabal and his vampire brother, Horst, mount a traveling carnival to scour the countryside for men and women desperate enough to consign their souls to an infernal eternity for whatever will relieve their misery of the moment.


View all 14 comments. Great characters are ones that you can relate to and empathise with despite their outlandish circumstances.

Johannes Cabal is a necromancer. Firstly, Johannes Cabal himself. What time period is the novel set in?

It starts with a quest for the main character. It felt rushed to me and a lot of plot threads that I thought deserved some time got wrapped up very quickly. However, despite the crafty absurdity, there nevromancer an underlying seriousness to the book, a human element.

View all 16 comments. Excellent plot and wonderful characters especially the main character and his brother. It means having everything that you ever were stripped away, bars of light, too intense to look upon. Despite that, Cabal is insightful enough to realize he needs someone who understands human nature.

And if I fail, it won’t be through lack of will or defeatism setting in. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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The Quill to Live. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer was published in as his Jonathan L Howard is a game designer, scriptwriter, and a veteran of the computer games industry since the early s, with titles such as the ‘Broken Sword’ series to his credit. It gave me everything I wanted: Even the snappy dialogue started to lose its snap. The Necromancer is a heart-warming little tale that tells the story of one Johannes Cabal this in case you are even more clueless than the average Clueless Barnacle—quite a feat, that—and sort of missed the name of this seriesan absolutely charming, compassionate guy who happens to be a, um, you know, necromancer and stuff.

I also had some issues with the end of the book.

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It’s very enjoyable, intelligent and endlessly quotable but a little too light-weight for my tastes despite its dark nature with a protagonist who is hard to care about. Some time ago, he traded thw soul to the Devil, as it was proving an impediment in his studies of necromancy.


Pages to import images to Wikidata Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia All stub hte. Dec 09, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is to get your soul back, isn’t it?

The tone is very much one of deliberate attempts at humour necromancre made me cringe more often than not. I think I could only move on to other books because my mom started reading it after I finished, preventing me from a re-read, and I got to meet up with my best friend to discuss and have group therapy over our very similar, life-ending experiences. Does he do some good things?

Like Discworld messes around wi Somewhere between 4 and 5 stars but little closer to 4. Horst, a charismatic vampire and brother of Johannes joins as the carnival’s barker on the diabolical romp johamnes the English countryside.

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Image source I loved the beginning, the plot, the ending. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. View all 4 comments. Now, he wants it back, and slightly bored, Satan proposes a wager: The sort of book Tim Burton would write, if he wanted to write a book about a necromancer who’s bet his soul on a wager with the devil and then travels the country side with a hellish fair.