Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Necromancer's Bride by Kat Ross - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway



The Necromancer’s Bride 

Kat Ross 

(Gaslamp Gothic, #4)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: May 31st 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Retelling

Forgiveness is not Gabriel D’Ange’s strong suit.
A self-appointed soldier of God with a penchant for ruthlessly punishing his enemies, he vanished after Anne Lawrence stabbed him with his own dagger.
The smart thing would be to let him go.
Unfortunately, Anne’s life isn’t just lonely without Gabriel. It’s insufferably boring.
Determined to heal the rift between them, she goes in search of her tempestuous former lover, black parasol in hand and daeva magic crackling at her fingertips. But Gabriel has his own plans afoot and Anne finds herself drawn into one of his tangled webs, much against her better judgment.
Gabriel’s nemesis has reappeared in Brussels, a vile slaver who’s plundering the Congo Free State with the blessing of King Leopold. Gabriel might be willing to give Anne a second chance, but not until Jorin Bekker’s head is lying at his feet.
Back in London, the quasi-reformed necromancer Balthazar sets his sights on the same quarry. He holds a very personal grudge against Bekker — and killing him might be the only way to keep Gabriel D’Ange from Balthazar’s own throat.
When the hunters collide at a lavish gala thrown by the king, Anne learns just how far she’ll go to save the man she loves.
Note: The Necromancer’s Bride is the sequel to A Bad Breed, which should be read first.

My Review
Oh, my sweet, sweet babies. Where do I begin?
Firstly, The Necromancer's Bride is a sequel to A Bad Breed, which you'll need to read first. And, trust me, it's well worth reading.
Second, I absolutely adore Gabriel and Anne. I shipped them so hard in the previous book, and I'm thrilled that they were given more and had their story continued.

**Possible spoilers below**
The Necromancer's Bride starts with Anne on a mission to track down Gabriel. She finds herself in Bermuda, making up different stories to try and get the folks she comes across to aid in her search for her beloved. Once she finds him, things get interesting.
**End possible spoilers**

Because I don't want to spoil anything else, I'll just say this: From Bermuda to Paris to Brussels, Anne and Gabriel, along with a handful of new characters who join them, plot out a course for death and destruction. Mainly of Jorin Bekker. And, boy, do things get wild.

I absolutely adored The Necromancer's Bride. Not only did it feed my desire to swoon over Gabriel and Anne, but it also made me ridiculously giddy and happy closer to the end. In fact, at the end of Part III, when Gabriel says, "She's my wife," I felt a rush of adrenaline and started internally screaming the phrase "Oh, shit," because I knew things were about to go down. And I was not disappointed.

Seriously, this book was so good, as was A Bad Breed. If you love Victorian era Gothic romance with paranormal elements, you'll want to devour these books (I still need to go back and read the first two books) as quickly as possible. I highly recommend them. The characters are all so well-written, the stories themselves are vivid in imagery, and the plot for this one sucked me right on in and kept me entertained the entire time. So good!

5 stars!

Author Bio:
Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She’s the author of the Fourth Element and Fourth Talisman fantasy series, the Gaslamp Gothic paranormal mysteries, and the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Check out Kat’s Pinterest page for the people, places and things that inspire her books.

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4 comments:

  1. I love gothic anythings so this sounds like a really great and well written series! Great review!

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  2. Haha, Jasmine, so glad you liked that line about “You won’t be laughing so hard when my wife gets here” etc; the whole scene came together for me when I heard Gabriel say that in my head, lol! Anyway, thanks for the lovely review, so glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. You're very welcome! :) I'm looking forward to Dead Ringer!

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