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His first appearance in print was in the short story Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day published in the premier issue of HP Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror Where he lives is none of your verdammt business Blog TwitterRead this with the MacHalosJohannes Cabal is a scientist slightly obsessed with bringing back the dead restoring life necromancing and stuff He has a complicated relationship with his brother He is not a people personCabal makes a deal with Satan and travels around with a train full of circus freakshow types trying to collect souls so he can get HIS back It s a magical train like see and new crew members are just plucked out of thin air when needed But they can t really be trusted with the general public even though they are working with the general public Houston we have a problem This is a wacky silly over the top novel with a grumpy anti hero protagonist Cabal isn t very nice but he s not full on bad either I loved Horst THere are some great lines in this especially when describing Cabal s personality I read some lines and thought to myself Shelly as opposed to thinking to one of my other personalities This could be me I feel such kinship here Anyway definitely reading on

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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

Jonathan L Howard is a game designer and scriptwriter who has worked in the computer games industry since the early nineties notably co scripting the first three Broken Sword adventure games This is his fir I loved this bookI loved its weird charactersI loved Johannes Cabal even at his worst I should be worried I know Image source I loved the beginning the plot the ending I would admit that Johannes Cabal is an acuired taste There are things here that might make some people suirm not in a good way but there are those too and make them feel uncomfortable at best horrified at worst The first half of the book is a bit lighter than the second If you thought Something Wicked This Way Comes was too tame The Necromancer and its protagonist will not disappoint you If Terry Pratchett wrote morbid and horrifying stories you would probably get this book Also there are so many moments that reminded me of Monty Python s Flying Circus And we all know how morbid they could get I m being belaboured with a fourteenth century battleaxe What are the odds eh I loved itJohannes Cabal wants his soul back because he thinks his soulless state is messing up his research You know he is trying to cure death but you only get a vague idea of the reason The Necromancer is about his bet with Satan He would get a carnival train and whatever help he can conjure up to use for one year to get a hundred souls in exchange for his own The rest is the carnival journey collecting the souls and a couple of stories within a story for good measure Speaking of things that might make you suirm in a good way this time there is Horst I ll just leave it at that If I tried really hard I could find a couple of things to nit pick but the fact that I didn t want to finish this book I made myself read the last couple of pages really really slow speaks for itselfIf you enjoy dark comedy and biting humour then this book is for you

Jonathan L. Howard ✓ 3 read

St novel Johannes Cabal PDF or He lives near Bristol with his wife and daughter Johannes Cabal is a necromancer of some little infamy who has been digging up bodies without permission for several years now 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 PDefinitely a fun read


10 thoughts on “Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

  1. says:

    Alternate title Something Wicked This Way Comes the Carnie Version Johannes Cabal is sorely vexed Some time ago he traded his soul to the Devil as it was proving an impediment in his studies of necromancy Alas he acted too hastily–after much research he’s realized that his soul is needed for his research to be have m

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    💀 Woohoo Time to Bring Back the Dead Buddy Read WTtBBtDBR™ with the MacHalo Necromaniacs 💀 The thing you are about to read is as crappy as the book it hopelessly tries to non review is fantastic Consider your little

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    I loved this bookI loved its weird charactersI loved Johannes Cabal even at his worst I should be worried I know Image source I loved the beginning the plot the ending I would admit that Johannes Cabal is an acuired taste There are things here that might make some people suirm not in a good way but there are those too and make them feel uncomfortable at best horrified at worst The first half of the book is a bit lighter than th

  4. says:

    In a bid to win back his soul necromancer and scientist Johannes Cabal runs a demonic carnival in order to win the souls o

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    There weren't very many laugh out loud moments for me in Jonathan Howard's Johannes Cabal the Necromancer but this dark comedy put a smile on my face during big parts of the book Characters such as Johannes Cabal and his vampiric brother Horst are presented with a light touch even though Cabal's goal is to gather 100 souls for Sat

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    3ish starsThis is a good clever uick genre bender It even has a few laugh out loud moments It's very enjoyable intelligent and endlessly uotable but a little too light weight for my tastes despite its dark nature with a protagonist who is hard to care about The audiobook performance by Christopher Cazenove really elevates

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    Edit after re read Wile I enjoyed this book immensely both first and second time around it doesn't showcase uality of the rest of the series It's from second book that writting becomes polished everything clicks this becomes one of my all time favorite seriesOriginal reviewSomewhere between 4 and 5 stars but little closer to 4Writing style and humor reminds of Terry Pratchett but with lot darker tone Humor here is dark

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    Blog | TwitterRead this with the MacHalosJohannes Cabal is a scientist slightly obsessed with bringing back the dead restoring life necromancing and stuff He has a complicated relationship with his brother He is not a people personCabal makes a deal with Satan and travels around with a train full of circus fre

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    The darkest souls are not those which choose to exist within the hell of the abyss but those which choose to break free from the abyss and move silently among us Although the above uote is from the movie Halloween it sums up this book almost perfectly Because even though The Necromancer may at first dazzle readers with its sharp wi