Read two necromancers a bureaucrat and an elf by L.G. Estrella Online

two-necromancers-a-bureaucrat-and-an-elf

Two necromancers, a bureaucrat, and an elf – it sounds like the start of a bad joke, only the joke is on Timmy. Timothy Walter Bolton – better known as Timmy – has spent most of his life as a necromancer. When he isn’t terrorising his enemies, he’s plotting inside his castle, which is built on top of lightless chasms filled with nameless horrors and beings of a generally mTwo necromancers, a bureaucrat, and an elf – it sounds like the start of a bad joke, only the joke is on Timmy. Timothy Walter Bolton – better known as Timmy – has spent most of his life as a necromancer. When he isn’t terrorising his enemies, he’s plotting inside his castle, which is built on top of lightless chasms filled with nameless horrors and beings of a generally malevolent and megalomaniacal nature. But after one of his latest creations, a zombie hydra-dragon-bear, tries to eat him, he decides that maybe it’s time to find a new, less dangerous, career. But that’s easier said than done. He’s a wanted criminal with no shortage of powerful (and crazy) enemies, and he has a bone or two to pick with the Everton Council of Mages. Hope arrives in the form of a new law. War is coming to Everton, and the Council is desperate. In exchange for providing some help, Timmy might just earn that pardon he’s been looking for. Of course, just because it’s possible to earn a pardon doesn’t mean that it’s going to be easy. To earn his pardon, Timmy is going to have to take down some of Everton’s most dangerous enemies and put together a quirky group of unconventional heroes, most of whom want nothing more than to mangle him and/or the Council in as vicious a way as possible. It’s a good thing that he’s got some help: an obnoxious ten-year-old apprentice who thinks that pink glasses are appropriate for a budding necromancer and a bumbling bureaucrat who may or may not make it through their first real fight without puking his guts up. Wonderful. Still, Timmy’s never been one to back down from a challenge even if their first recruit is basically the elf version of the bogeyman....

Title : two necromancers a bureaucrat and an elf
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 22912434
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 93 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

two necromancers a bureaucrat and an elf Reviews

  • Ubiquitousbastard
    2018-11-23 12:19

    I'm all for humor and fantasy in the same book, which is why I read this self-published book even though I almost universally abhor such literature. The premise sounded cute enough, and since it was so short, I didn't feel as though I would be wasting a great deal of time if the book turned out to be awful. It wasn't. It wasn't amazing, either. The bickering could have been carried out more convincingly (and could definitely have been funnier...but then, I'm somewhat known for writing funny banter) and I can't say that I loved any of the characters. Overall, the silliness of the plot and the short length made it a worthwhile read.

  • Tyler Hill
    2018-11-25 08:19

    A short little fantasy novella about a necromancer who attempts to turn himself into the government for a pardon. For a self-published novel, it was okay. The dialog was a little off at times, I'm no writer but I've read enough to know when characters sound realistic or not and there were a few eye-rolling instances. Fitting in enough story in less than 100 pages was a little jarring as well, everything seemed rushed, although I do have to admit the action sequences were fairly exciting and easy to follow.3.5/5 stars(rounded up), I didn't regret it.

  • Mikhail
    2018-11-11 13:25

    More of a 3.5, but I'm feeling generous, so rounding up I go!Overall, a fun, quick read. It's a novella, so the setting/plot/character development is on the thin side, but the author has a gift for snappy writing and a solid sense of pace, even if it gets a bit combat-heavy towards the latter part of the book. Not exactly a classic for the ages, but a pleasant pick-me-up, and I'll be reading more from Estrella.

  • Kris
    2018-11-29 11:21

    The book had an almost amateur feel to it and I wondered if it was part ofa National Novel Writing Month challenge due to the inclusion of a travelling shovel of death. But the humour was good and the characters enjoyable, even if they coud have used a bit more fleshing out.

  • Katter
    2018-12-09 13:36

    This is the first book that I have read from L.G. Estrella and I have to say it wasn't bad. The set up is original and the adventure is fun! The main character is a 27 year old man named Tommy who is a necromancers. He has an apprentice named Katie, who has a whole mass of ninja rats at her disposal. Tommy wants a different profession because being a necromancer isn't exactly forgiving work. Katie mentions writing to the ruling council in hopes of getting a pardon by offering their services. Luckily for the two it works, but it comes with a price. The delegate the council sent is a middle aged man named Gerald, who informs the duo that they need to amass a group of mercenaries to help the country. Which doesn't sound so bad until Gerald mentions who they need to recruit... Lots of interesting stuff goes on in this novella. I liked all the little things Estrella added which made his writing style have such personality. What I didn't like were the female characters. Katie is just an annoying bitch. I get that she is 10 years old but she is mean and rude! In all honesty if she had gotten killed by the fire I probably would have been happy.Avraniel is a sarcastic twat whom got on my nerves. I enjoy good humor and wit, where as sarcasm is cheap. It doesn't make her or Katie sound particularly witty it just makes them sound immature, stupid, and bratty. Other than the chicks in the story I liked it a lot. The ending was promising and piqued my interest. I might look into the next novella but I won't read it for a while because if I have to read about those two girls again anytime soon my face might get stuck in a permanent scowl. For Tommy's sake I hope they both become nicer and tolerable.

  • Hamda
    2018-12-06 13:30

    Hilariously absurd for only $2!A reasonable necromancer (two words and the premise is already absurd!) Named Timmy... Yeah you can already guess this book was meant for laughs and giggle and you know what? it works!Timmy is fed up of his chosen career and kindda wants to go legit, so with his 10 year old apprentice, ninja rats and his magical shovel (you heard me!) go on a recruitment drive for the council, if he completes their task list he gets a full pardon. Doesn't sound so bad except when you have a resource like a GRAND necromancer you don't waste him on small fry, go big or go home!!!! The book is light-hearted and full of character, Timmy is very likable and the side characters are just too cute! Now this is a VERY light read.... less then 100 pages light actually so it feels like a novella instead of a novel and I would have preferred getting it as a bundle with other short tales.On the other hand I have read 300+ page books that were 2/3 padding and if edited properly would have made for a great novella. I would recommend it. It's fun, it's cheap and doesn't leave you with a bad taste in your mouth due to contradictory logic or heavy use of parody/pop culture (aka what happens with ALOT of self-published books)

  • Scott Reid
    2018-11-27 13:17

    I picked this title up on a whim and a need for a humorous and fun to read book. It did not disappoint. L.G. Estrella's Unconventional Heroes series, is fun to read, a bit dark, and will have you laughing throughout.The story is about a necromancer and his apprentice who are recruited by their country's mage council to "work off" all of their crimes by doing difficult missions for the council. Sent along with them to keep an eye and manage their expenditures is a rather timid bureaucrat who can pull just about anything out of thin air (pretty much his only magical ability).Needless to say the missions they are sent on are extremely dangerous and hilariously funny. I definitely recommend reading all three of the books out so far in the series.

  • Rafel
    2018-11-21 11:23

    Short, amusing read.

  • Troy Neenan
    2018-12-04 09:11

    My only complaint about this book is that there is not enough of it. I want to read more.

  • Jim
    2018-11-13 12:07

    Good Read.

  • Vincent
    2018-11-27 09:36

    Fun read!Really enjoyable book to read, fun characters with great magics, great creatures interacting with wizards and necromancers. Great book! Thanks

  • FrauMiest
    2018-12-01 11:23

    Wundervolle humorvolle Fantasy. Wer seine Charaktere abseits des Klischees und seine Storys witzig und intelligent mag ist hier richtig. Tolle Reihe, macht viel Spaß.

  • Dee
    2018-12-08 08:29

    Cute book, loved the humour

  • Nathan Dehoff
    2018-12-01 10:33

    This author has written quite a bit of self-published material, much of it in the humorous fantasy and science fiction vein, but this is the first one I've read. It was pretty good, if rather short, but there are sequels I haven't read yet. The necromancer Timmy Bolton and his eager young assistant are seeking a pardon, and in order to get it they have to assist their country to prepare for war. Their first mission is to seek assistance from a renegade elf, with a bureaucrat accompanying them to make sure they fulfill their part of the deal. The bureaucrat has some magic himself, being able to store and conjure items. It's pretty inventive, with its zombie chimeras, ninja rats, and shovel of death; but a bit thin on plot and world-building. I'll probably still read some more by the author, though.

  • Christine
    2018-12-08 12:26

    It's funny because Timmy is a necromancer (he animates corpses for his army and everyone knows that necromancers are bad, which is how he got stuck with his side-kick, a girly-girl ten-year-old that scared her family with her powers) and Timmy is a silly name for an evil character. Get it? Like Tim the Enchanter...only 40 years later. Honestly, for a quick novella, it had its moments.

  • chucklesthescot
    2018-12-01 08:14

    This was actually a fun read and if they were available in one volume, I'd buy it. Timmy's mad zombies are out of control and trying to kill him while his 10 year old assistant Katie is sinister and tells him constantly that she plans to kill him. Her ninja assassin rats Rembrandt and Monet are cute little psychos with flaming bows and arrows who I loved! Now he has to take on a pyromaniac elf and an angry dragon without getting himself, Katie or the Council Bureaucrat killed, while keeping the monsters under the castle under control. Good characters, fun creatures and dark humour make it well worth a read for a free book.

  • Donna
    2018-11-18 09:23

    Loved the title - it's what got me to pick it up in the first place. The story was fun; invisible ninja rats! I loved the dynamic between Timmy and his ten year old apprentice. I liked that she was super smart and not above putting him in his place. The bureaucrat has a few tricks up his sleeves that come in mighty handy at very important life-saving moments. The elf's power happens to coincide nicely with their mission to neutralize a dragon who may or may not throw in his lot with a potential enemy. What I disliked about this book is that it read like a short story. I'm pretty sure there will be more adventures for this trio. I hope to read them sooner than later.

  • Thoregon
    2018-11-20 07:08

    The different characters were well thought out and distinct for such a short novel. For an evil necromancer Timmy seemed to be a little too nice though.The plot was pretty forward but lacked suspense at times.The writing was descriptive and concise with few info dumps. The world was a pretty normal fantasy world with some quirks (oh the horrors!).All in all, though i thought i would enjoy it more it was a good read.Characters 4/5Plot 3/5Suspense 2/5Writing 3/5World Building 3/5

  • Dave
    2018-11-30 05:34

    This is the first self published book I have read that did not make me throw up in my own mouth a little while reading. It was actually quite good. Short, but that in itself does not mean it is bad. I had fun reading it and I am definitely going to continue the series.Well, almost definitely.Probably.I am almost certainly going to entertain the idea of more than likely reading more of this series.

  • Adam Coleman
    2018-12-12 06:08

    I found this to be a fun read. Enjoyable characters not being constrained by their traditional roles. In no time at all I was invested in the world and the varied characters living there. The action scenes are tight, fast, and a rush to read. The length was also a pleasant surprise. It was nice to be able to read the story through in one go and get a complete tale. Looking forward to seeing what is next for our unlikely group of heroes.

  • Sven
    2018-12-10 05:18

    This was a good read with a fun plot and a healthy dose of dry humor. It might even have been a great book if it wasn't so short. Which is the only real issue I had with it. At under a hundred pages this book just isn't long enough to tell the story it's trying to.I'll probably be back to read future installments but I hope they will be more meaty than this one was. If the page count were doubled this could have been great.

  • Ayla
    2018-11-19 10:20

    Simple and fun with surprisingly easy to follow fight sequences. The invisible ninja rats are amusing, and I'm a sucker for a blasé attitude about horrible lurking monsters with too many teeth and eyes. Though it feels more like the first installment of a serial than a stand-alone, and maybe it is.

  • Jessica Roberts
    2018-12-01 07:21

    Nobody expects killer ninja rats, or a necromancer who delights in the strangely normalThe two necromancers are Timmy and his10 year old apprentice, Katie. Their relationship resembles the Adams Family. Add in a nervous bureaucrat serving as probation officer, a pyromaniac elf, and a bunch of really deadly ninja rats and you get a delightful romp through fantasyville.

  • Mark
    2018-11-15 06:06

    What a fun little read. The title pretty much sums up what you are going to get, so if that catches your eye go for it. For me this brings back memories of Castle Perilous, and I very much look forward to more adventures from these heroes.

  • Tor.com Publishing
    2018-12-12 07:32

    A story about Timmy the Necromancer who is given the chance to get all of his past crimes expunged, all he has to do is gather powerful individuals from around the world to protect the land from any large threats. A fun play on necromancers and a very comic fantasy novel. -Intern CS

  • Ralph Trickey
    2018-11-13 12:09

    Enjoyable but too shortIt was fun but I felt that it ended to quickly, I would have liked to see more interactions with the full team together. The title says everything you need to know about how serious a book this is.

  • Alissa
    2018-12-12 13:20

    This is absolutely hilarious and entertaining, the prose is flowing and the characters memorable. I really hope the author will release more adventures about this group of heroes, oh, I just love the bureaucrat!

  • Matt Leitzen
    2018-12-04 09:34

    Humor and Heart to SpareLoved the tone and voice of this novella. If you've read and enjoyed Lee Martinez, I believe you'll dig this story. Take a chance; it's well worth your money and time.

  • Jason Zink
    2018-12-05 06:36

    cute. I didn't love it, but it kept my attention

  • Ryan
    2018-11-19 08:26

    Great start of a fantasy series that promises and provides plenty of adventure. Fun, funny, and great characters.