• Necromancer

  • Spellmonger, Book 10
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 39 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (7,831 ratings)

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Necromancer

By: Terry Mancour
Narrated by: John Lee
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Company’s coming!

Just when Baron Minalan the Spellmonger figured out there was a slim chance to restore his mind-shattered wife, Alya (if he's willing to journey to the undercaverns of Olum Seheri, the lair of Korbal the Necromancer), things start to go awry: not only does Prince Tavard, his unloved liege lord, decide to conduct an official state visit to Sevendor on pilgrimage to the Everfire on the Briga's feast day, but a mysterious seamage appears at his door with an intriguing offer from the Sea Folk who rule Callidore: They want to buy snowstone. An entire mountain of it. 

Between feuding factions of Alka Alon and the contentious nobility of his own kingdom, Minalan is already in arcane intrigue up to his pointy hat, but when the foremost wizard of the age has problems, he also has resources. Before the pilgrimage concludes it sets mighty actions in their courses, and even the gods elect to intervene publicly in Minalan's life. 

Minalan realizes that he has little choice but to consider an impossible quest into the heart of his enemy's realm, to the caverns of the dead, themselves, if he is to resolve the many conflicts in play. He must recover an ancient artefact of the Sea Folk known as the Handmaiden, and in order to do so he will have to organize the most audacious raid on the most horrific foe in humanity's history on Callidore! Who else but Minalan the Spellmonger has the magic stones to challenge the undead might of the Necromancer!

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Loved it

My husband and I can't wait until the next book. Hopefully there is a next one. The Spellmonger series has kept me going throughout my cancer treatments. John Lee you are the best narrator I have had the pleasure of listening to.

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No end in sight... thank God!

Terry Mancour writes fascinating compelling stories, and has done so again. The frustration at this point, I cannot wait for the next tale!

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A great series with some glaring issues.

I will be upfront with this review and put it in two parts. First part all the good stuff because I believe this series and book is more good than bad.

This book and series are really some of the most imaginative and fun books currently out there. The characters (exceptions below) are wonderful, the action moves well, the plot is intricate and fun. I really enjoy the work and the voice acting is absolutely top notch. Mancour's take on fantasy is refreshing and so well done.

Now the not so good. Mancour definitely has some real trouble with female characters. While he doesn't overtly hate on them like say Martin does, they definitely run on a wildly different set of guidelines than his male ones. I am probably overly critical because the whole world turns on a character because she refuses the advances of one guy. But it seems the course for the series. If a female in the world wants to be a character she has to accept the advances of any male who wants her or be exiled for being unfair.

Just my take. One spoiler though. I truly hope the character Garath dies in the next book.

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Probably My Last

I admit it was an interesting series as far as how it developed. The narrator started off horribly with the first book but got miles more skillful in later ones, though his range of voice changes is limited. This story though is quite meandering and I feel is just designed to keep us trapped in a storyline that needlessly takes years to finish a single villain off. So I think it will have to be my last. It’s book 10 and nothing of meaning has changed except the characters’ relation to each other and how much of the kingdom the main character controls.

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holy cow!

ok this is a good book. not so much understood with just this volume but entertaining enough for just this one purchase. and the ending... wow does that leave many many directions for the next....

please, please give this a shot if you haven't already and continue through out the series... as you can tell I really like this series and wish the best for all involved. It's made my literary life so much richer.

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With all respect to those that wax derogatorily...

Those that don't appreciate a neo-medieval, post interstellar Distant Mirror need not apply. If you don't understand that, an understanding of Myers-Briggs and how people that are process-oriented think, will help. Terry is certainly one of us. Those that criticize character development and progression must have favorite characters that they want more focus on or they don't appreciate world-building. This is a world that rivals that of Tolkien's Middle Earth Herbert's Dune, and Jordan's world in The Wheel of Time. Of course, there are NPC's here, but this is a vibrant world with back-characters that are alive, participatory, and become part of the story after being absent for several books. While the Spellmoger Wiki is helpful, Terry offers enough memory-jogs to allow you to place them in the universe without extensive research. Cleverly done.

There are roughly 20 books left and I believe that the best is yet to come.

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good book except

one of the greatest frustrations of this series is the author's tendency to repeat the same plot information multiple times sometimes within pages of each other. we know how proud min is of sevendoor! if there's so much fluff in this book that it ruins what is a good story. what's interesting is you could actually condence the entire plot line down to it chapter. do I care what color so-and-so as hair is and her brooch? lol

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John Lee is the best his voice is my monologue

book is amazing well written best performance. Im pretty sure I figured out the huge twist that should be at the end of this series. I want to write here but won't ruin it. even knowing it it will still be amazing

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Fantastic

This is a fantastic read/listen I enjoyed it immensely. It is worth your time to purchase and listen to the entire series what a fantastic story.!

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Babies

Omg, I feel like we need to take a step back. Pretty much every plot line has to do with them. Like either complaining about them, having them, moving them, killing them. Some is OK but let's get a bit more meat in it. However still great series just want to see a bit more character building that doesn't involve babies and how to achieve them lol.

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  • Audible Fan
  • 03-16-20

An epic book with a bit of everything

I have waited a long time for this audiobook, it was worth the wait. So much happens and the listener gets a bit of everything combat, magical theory, insight into the world and some excellent twists.

A most enjoyable listen for fans of the series.

The narrator does an excellent job for the most part, there are several voices and the book is long. John Lee is very capable. The issue with Sire Ryf and how his name is pronounced did bug me as it changed a few times and its always been the same in previous books.

Author and narrator deserve thanks and I look forward to the next audiobook.

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  • David Ramsay
  • 03-11-20

WOW!!! The best fantasy novel ever!!

This is by far, my favourite book on audible to date! I had to take time off work when it first came out, because I could not stop listening!

Terry Mancour has created a thoroughly entertaining masterpiece, and John Lee’s performance is outstanding!
There are so many moving moments and so many more that had me in stitches of laughter!!!

I’ve just finished and I’m so pleased the next book is already available on kindle and audible! If anyone is on the fence over getting Necromancer, My message is GET IT, it’s worth every penny and more!

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  • Some guy
  • 07-05-20

Truly Epic

Necromancer tied together several of the previous books into a truly epic installment of the spellmonger series

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  • christopher jacques
  • 05-17-20

Excellent!

Brilliant story got a-lot of questions answerdand extremely well narrated. Cant wait for the next instalment!

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  • Mr D A KELLY
  • 05-11-20

Brilliant world building and magic

I love the charectors in this series and John Lee's performance brings them all to life for me

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  • Rankal
  • 05-04-20

Amazing narrator and an awesome series!

Loved the whole series, can't wait for the next one. Very well written. I highly recommend them to anyone.

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  • Johnbuchanan54
  • 05-04-20

can't wait

let hope it's not to long a wait for your next book really want to see how Minalin sav s the forsaken

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  • Mr Andrew N Hindle
  • 04-21-20

A Gripping Series

From the beginning, keeps you enthralled in the story. Book 10 is no exception as the story develops & leads you into next chapter, making you wanting more and having to await the release of book 11.

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  • kendimac
  • 04-14-20

Excellent Stuff

This should be the next Big TV adaptation!Funny exciting fantasy,with a little sci-fi for added spice.

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  • Richard McFerran
  • 04-08-20

Fantastic!!!

The pairing of Terry Mancour and John Lee is sublime, I have enjoyed each and every book in this series.

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  • Adrian
  • 01-09-22

great but hmmm

this book was amazing but the ending erked me. I hope going forward you blow this out of the water.big love for rhis series

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  • Jayden
  • 01-14-21

great series

amazing story so far, taking a strange turn at the end but im intrigued by the possibilities

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-20

absolutely the best in the series so far...wow

what a ride... it was packed with action and story and laughter even some tear jerking parts.... just WOW

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  • Kara Montgomery
  • 06-11-20

Best COVID-19 pass time 😊

I love this series 💖💖 I started this series just before the COVID lock down. And now I have gone thru everything except the new one due out next week and already I’m panicking about what Tale will help me pass my days at work when that one’s finished 😟😱 A wonderful journey wonderfully narrated I would give this a 10 out of 10 if I had the option. 💖

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  • Susan Tselepis
  • 06-08-20

Love the whole series!

Yet another winner! Just love this series, the characters & plot are fabulous. Please don’t stop writing & keep John Lee as your narrator - he makes the characters so enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-20

Just keeps getting better!!

Absolutely love this series 😍😍😍

It's everything I want in a good old fantasy series, with some epic twists and ideas.

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  • Vincent B. Cox
  • 05-03-20

Just gets better

I am so pleased that I came across this series. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing Minalons journey and the characters are all great. Terry Mancour has a great mind to come up with all of story lines that he does. Having John Lee narrate is a master stroke. He is so easy to listen to and manages to take you right into the story. I shall look forward to book 11 with great anticipation. Thankfully it is only just over a month away.

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  • Jackson H.
  • 04-24-20

Best book in the series yet!

I couldn't stop listening to this book. Will be hard to wait for the next one!

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  • Tristan
  • 04-16-20

everyone that I have listened to is an awesome exp

I would recommend this book to everyone it is awesome makes you not want to put it down

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  • Stefan
  • 04-15-20

The story keeps building

I can praise the Author and Narrator enough. amazing story with lifelike characters. I need three next book NOW