The Archseer has been murdered, leaving the Academy Magus—the world’s foremost center of magical learning—leaderless. It’s not that Isabel doesn’t care; she just has her own problems to deal with right now. Being slowly ripped apart from the inside by the very spells she casts, she’s running out of options.
Enter Gustobald Pitch, expert necromancer and self-styled wizard-detective. Shunned by the good wizards of the academy, he will need Isabel’s help if he is to uncover the plot, avenge the Archseer’s death, and remember exactly where he left his smoking pipe.
Necrospect is a light-hearted dark fantasy with just the right amount of quirk. So grab your wands and get ready! Dead men do tell tales.
Trouble looms at the Silver Palace, home to the royal family of Coranthia. Prince Jasper, heir to the throne, is missing and presumed dead. Faced with losing his only son, King Eamon puts the world’s foremost (and only) wizard-detective on the case. It’s up to necromancer Gustobald Pitch and his assistant Isabel Ives to bring the guilty to justice.
But with the list of suspects growing and tensions rising over a broken marriage alliance, it soon becomes apparent there is more at stake than a missing prince. To make matters worse, with Isabel’s condition critical and no cure in sight, she grows more desperate with each passing day. Can she unravel the mystery of the prince’s disappearance, or is she headed for a dead end?
NECROSWORN is the second volume of the Chronicles of the Wizard-Detective series, dark fantasy mysteries for the light-hearted.