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Conor Night, the world’s only surviving necromancer, is used to having bad days. After all, he’s spent the last few years as a minor pawn in the Game of Houses while keeping one foot planted firmly in the grave. But between the job offer he can’t refuse from a wizard he doesn’t trust, and the appearance of a cult bent on sending him to the afterlife, his days are about toConor Night, the world’s only surviving necromancer, is used to having bad days. After all, he’s spent the last few years as a minor pawn in the Game of Houses while keeping one foot planted firmly in the grave. But between the job offer he can’t refuse from a wizard he doesn’t trust, and the appearance of a cult bent on sending him to the afterlife, his days are about to get a whole lot worse. He’s used to the threat of death. Death making threats? That’s new....

Title : dead red
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ISBN : 25155766
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 296 Pages
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dead red Reviews

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    2019-06-23 11:42


  • Justin
    2019-06-29 09:25

    So again, a very Shadowrun style world, but I felt like the book was more focused on Connor and his struggles than building up more of the world. This is fine with me since I really like his character and I love how the story is upping is magic, though it a lot of the development there was in the end of the book. Still I liked it better than the first and if you read the first and liked it, then you'll probably be into this one as well.

  • Constance Burris
    2019-06-24 11:47

    I really enjoyed the Book One, and the second was even better. It didn't have as much or as many fey creatures as before, but the action was on point and it never felt overdone. And the end was awesome. I think the author does a great job of bringing just the barest hint of what makes me love fantasy with gritty, dark elements of urban fantasy. The ending was all fantasy and AWESOME!

  • Ashley
    2019-07-03 15:30

    Gets better with each book- now brilliant!Book one set the scene for some very unusual characters. Very unsavory but at the same time very human. Ultimately I could identify with each one of these protagonists and even their antagonists, since there is a lot of grey in life. And by the end I was starting to feel as though something great was in the works. Book two confirmed this. And I cannot wait to read the next installment. If you like X-Men, the TV series Grimm and Supernatural... well then, this is a combination of all these. I hate giving spoilers- so read the free preview.

  • Dan MacDonald
    2019-07-13 15:41

    A good readA very good book. It was hard to put down. I recommend it to anyone. 5 more words they say.

  • Susan
    2019-07-04 16:37

    Note: This is Book 2 in the series and can probably be read on it’s own as the story does remind readers of pertinent things that happened in Book 1 with enough detail to understand this book on its own.This story happens perhaps 2 years after the events of Book 1, Dead of Night. Conor Night is still working as a Ghost doing the odd bit of thievery and the occasional mayhem and murder. He’s barely able to afford his illegal cancer meds. Technically, he’s dying. It isn’t pretty. But it does give him the abilities of a necromancer.In Book 1, we learned a bit about the Game of Houses when Conor was hired by one to steal from another and ended up protecting a scion of one of these powerful Houses. Mostly, these Houses work in the background, their leaders being powerful magic users. The average public doesn’t know of their existence even though their lives are often shaped by the machinations of these powerful entities. Now, Conor is once again sucked back into this world that he tried so hard to walk away from. Conor is offered the job of stealing back the item that was stolen and restolen in Book 1, a large stone with magical properties. Taking on this job could mean pissing off not one, but two of the Houses.On top of that, Conor is being hunted by a cult, the Necros. They are hell-bent on sending him to the afterlife and they say they were sent by Death itself. Conor doesn’t doubt this, not after the odd things he has seen and sensed with his magical dice and bone mask. Conor isn’t ready for the Other Side yet. Frankly, he is afraid of what awaits him there.Once again, we have an excellent mix of action, mystery, reflection, and character development. Conor is joined by two friends he made in Book 1 – Amos and Prythi. There’s plenty of gun play, necromancer magic, and Prythi’s computer hacking skills. Amos is his usual charming self with colorful tales of his tom-cat ways and even more colorful language. He has his moments of solid friendship that make him lovable. My one quibble with this book is with Prythi; quite frankly, she sounds and acts too much like Dani from Book 1. Conor even makes note of that more than once. But even with that nod from the author via the main character, I would have preferred that either Dani was around or that Prythi had her own distinct characteristics.Even with that one criticism, I still really enjoyed the hell out of this book. Conor has this past that he isn’t always proud of and he spends much of his remaining life trying to make up for it. It gets good and interesting when he has to make some tough, and sometimes questionable, calls to do so. He’s a fascinating character and the fact that he isn’t all superhero muscles and good looks just makes him that much more engaging.Towards the end, there was this reveal that I was totally not expecting. In retrospect, it was completely obvious and I was pleased that the author kept me distracted with Necros, bone masks, and Amos’s tales of his ex-wife so that I didn’t see this big thing until it hit me between the eyes. And, yes, this big thing is pretty darn awesome. The ending definitely raises the stakes for Book 3, which I am eagerly awaiting.I received a copy of this audiobook at no cost from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.Narration: Jeff Hays set a new standard for awesome narration with Book 1 in this series and he does not disappoint with the narration of this book. His range for male and female characters is pretty incredible, having some of the most realistic female voices for a male narrator. Also, he goes the extra mile with making phone call conversations sound like half the conversation is taking place via phone and also the choir of voices that reside in the bone mask (rather spooky!). Add to that the voice of Death and the voice of Conor’s new employer for this escapade and we have an excellent vocal performance!

  • Kristen
    2019-06-20 09:39

    (Audiobook Review!)There was never a dull moment in this one. This whole series started out with a really interesting premise, and an interesting magical system (in that only the dying can be necromancers). The world that I really enjoyed in book one has developed really well now in book two and this volume was full of surprises. Frigging got me right in the feels there too, which I wasn't expecting from the creepy necromancer book. Conor is an easy character to really feel for, despite being a creepy necromancer who is years past his expiry date.Narration was once again amazeballs. The production/narration during phone calls (and the freaking mask again) was awesome. Conor and Prithee's tones change from female to male as needed by various events, but their accents don't change. Their vocal ticks don't change. Little details like that make a huge and amazing difference. It gives this book something special.And you know... the laughing is still sometimes awkward... but not always anymore. Chuckles are okay... so I guess it's growing on me. :)I really hope that book three will be recorded as an audiobook sometime soon, because I'm just about at 'shut up and take my money' levels of in love with this series (though, really more like 'read this book to me and take my money' I guess.)

  • Lelouch
    2019-06-18 08:34

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.Narrator first. Like the first book, he gives a fantastic performance. He has a talent of making you feel like you can see and hear everything the main character can. His performance for tarakona was every bit as powerful as tarakona. 5/5Urban fantasy is my favourite genre. We'll start with the two characters we were most looking forward to. We finally meet tarakona in all his glory and he lives up to expectations. Death, on the other hand, was a little more disappointing. Like Black, he doesn't get much screen time and it's mostly a tease when they do. I was hoping the author would develop them some more instead of giving us the eric-cartman's-father treatment. We get to see some more of Baron's "pets" in action and there's a lot of action throughout. 4/5

  • Jim Kratzok
    2019-07-01 14:47

    It's so good when you find an author whose writing style feels so comfortable. I enjoy M.R. Forbes books because of the material, plot, characters, etc. But, just as importantly, the narrative voice that I hear as I read is smooth and just feels right. I don't know how to explain it better than that.Having said that, this was an excellent second book in this series. The action picked up without a hitch from the end of book 1. Conor continues to grow in his abilities and understanding of the magic around him. His relationship with Jin is poignant and destined to go nowhere. Amos is still part rabid grizzly bear, part comic relief, part terminator. A good man to have at your back, at least while you're on the same contract.The ending was a plot twist I didn't see coming but sets the stage nicely for the next book. I can't wait....

  • J.A. Cipriano
    2019-07-01 12:37

    I received this book in exchange for a free review.Once again another excellent effort by both the Narrator Jeff Hays and Author M.R. Forbes. I'm fast becoming a huge fan of both. Now I'm at a crossroads. I only have one more book left until there are no more.On the subject of the story. I found it quite interesting. I enjoyed Prithi's character as well as Amos. I am a touch disappointed with the reveal at the end as it felt a little bit obvious, but on the other hand it was awesome so I was glad I was right. I have to say, if you are at all a fan of Urban Fantasy, you owe it to yourself to read these.

  • Melissa Hayden
    2019-06-26 16:44

    I found I liked the world and story in this book better. I think I understand it better going into this book and got to see Conor running or fighting something at all times. There are a few turns with those after him that have different reactions that Conor, or I, expected.****FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW****

  • Teresa
    2019-07-12 11:35

    Great storytelling!I really like this series. I'm excited to see where the next story will take Conor. The storytelling is great! My heart goes out to Conor and his struggle. The act of making the main character so vulnerable, draws you in and makes you want to root for him.

  • Zep
    2019-06-22 11:31

    a pretty good second showing for the series, I didn't like it quite as much as the first, kinda took a bit of a weird turn towards the end. not sure I like where the series is headed. hopefully the next book will bring it back on track.

  • Joey Calvey
    2019-06-22 08:27

    ExcellentVery fleshed out urban fantasy universe, great characters. Well worth the price and a great read on kindle unlimited. Very fun. Please take a chance on this series, you won't regret it.

  • David Sloan
    2019-07-13 11:23

    Another exciting edition to this increasingly captivating fantasy / thriller series. Much deeper character development, superb plot and leaves you eager to read the next in the series. Superb!

  • Ben Doke
    2019-07-15 15:48

    Very unique. warning - adult language and some themes...Lots of death, but unique and very interesting.

  • Iain Dawson
    2019-07-09 09:36

    Excellent book and series.Who knew that a dying necromancer would be such a good character? Great story and future world concept and now dragons! Can't wait to read next one.

  • angel romero
    2019-07-09 12:31

    Love this bookI could barely wait to get my amazon credit to buy it, and now I can barely contain myself waiting for the next book.

  • Darren Pereira
    2019-06-20 09:37

    I said the next book would be amazing. It was. No one brings a twist like M.R. Forbes.

  • Alex Jackl
    2019-06-26 15:18

    Better than the first one!The author is hitting g more of his stride with this story. The magic is cool , the concepts are interesting, and the characters are stronger

  • Robert Aldrich
    2019-06-20 12:21

    For all that it took me a while to complete this book, I liked it. I find the character fun and the story interesting. There are some things that could be better, but overall, it was entertaining.

  • Jon Tournier
    2019-06-27 08:36

    Dark and funGreat story lots of twists and turns. A very dark outlook from the main character but in a fun way. Can't wait for the next one

  • Ilya
    2019-06-23 13:26

    Very fast paced and a good continuation if not better than the first book in the series.