Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Weekly Book Review ~ 12th. October, 2018 “Twice Dead”

Twice Dead

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 so as 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.

“A high fantasy filled with adventure, espionage, and romance that envelops the reader in a world where the undead walk among the living.”—Kirkus Reviews

Twice Dead is the first in a new series titled “The Necromancer’s Song.” It has a nice fantasy aspect and romance! I am new to the necromancer world, but I found it very enjoyable and would highly recommend this to others who love this genre.

I was pulled to this book by its cover. Twice Dead is one of the most distinctive books I have read. I really enjoyed the world building and the concept behind the wraiths and necromancers. I was really drawn into this book and the ending left me in complete surprise. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

Thank you, NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. ~ #TwiceDead #NetGalley

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About Author

Caitlin Seal

Caitlin is a writer and compulsive reader living in Northern California. She graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in International Politics and Economics and quickly learned that she preferred making up her own governments to working with real ones. When she isn’t writing, Caitlin GMs tabletop games, practices aikido, and hunts for portals in old wardrobes. She started writing when she was six. Twice Dead, the first novel in the Necromancer’s Song series, is her debut novel.

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