The Last Necromancer (The Ministry of Curiosities #1), by C. J. Archer
Publish Date: August 11, 2015 (audiobook published October 27, 2016)
Published by: C. J. Archer/Spoken Realms
Audiobook Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
Length: 9 hrs (268 pages)
Genre: Historical Fiction/Paranormal/Mystery
My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 out of 5 stars)
For five years Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn’t raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time her father banished her. This time she brings even more trouble upon herself.
People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her.
Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly “made” creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world – Charlotte – but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he’s been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will and for an organization she doesn’t trust?
Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they’re hunting.
I really enjoyed listening to this one. Despite the fact that for a lot of the beginning it felt like nothing was happening, I still really enjoyed it and became completely invested in Charlie and the mysteries surrounding her. I loved the inclusion of V.F. in it and how that played out. Part of me felt like it should have been eye-roll inducing, but I was actually excited when I saw where things were going with the necromancy. The only thing I wasn’t sure about was her infatuation with Fitzroy – he just rubbed me the wrong way sometimes and also he is twelve years older than her. Still, I absolutely enjoyed listening to it and can’t wait to start the next one.