Johannes Cabal, necromancer of some little infamy, returns in this riotously clever and terrifically twisted tale of murder and international intrigue. In this genre-twisting novel, infamous necromancer Johannes Cabal, after beating the Devil and being reunited with his soul, leads us on... read more
“The only more immediate alternative that I can think of is a Tantric ritual involving necrophiliac sodomy and, frankly, I don't think my back is up to it.”Johannes Cabal
“Cabal smiled quietly at suchlike- a smile he had spent painstaking minutes in front of the mirror bringing to a high finish, a smile that said, I will indulge your attention for a few seconds, but then you should really look away, with a pitch-perfect subtext, barely discernible at a conscious level that went, Or I shall run an open razor across your eyeball. Everybody looked away.”
“Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” “But guns make it so much easier. Shall we go?”Highlighted by 33 Kindle customers
There is possibly no insult so calculated to sting the English as the suggestion that they may at any time be considered foreign, as this flies in the face of the obvious truth that the whole of Creation actually belongs to the English, and they are just allowing everybody else to camp on bits of it from a national sense of noblesse oblige.Highlighted by 32 Kindle customers
“She’s a bike. A tart. A slut. She’ll be buried in a Y-shaped coffin. A baggage. A hussy. She’s the good time that was had by all. A wanton floozy.” She looked closely at him, but he still seemed to be stuck on cricket. “A nymphomaniac.”Highlighted by 31 Kindle customers
They served to remind Cabal—should a reminder ever be necessary—why his social skills were so poor: people were loathsome and not worth the practise.Highlighted by 29 Kindle customers
Cabal smiled with the benevolence of somebody watching an unlovable toddler walk under a table and bang his head painfully.Highlighted by 28 Kindle customers
‘If at first you don’t succeed, then repeat your failure until nobody’s left alive to comment.’”Highlighted by 26 Kindle customers
He would have been a mite happier still if his Webley revolver had been snuggling safely in his bag, but the day was otherwise as good as any day without a large-calibre handgun can reasonably be.Highlighted by 24 Kindle customers
Pure brute logic overruled any silly murder shenanigans by pointing out the suicide note and the locked room, and then proceeded to wave Ockham’s razor around in a threatening manner.Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
Sighing heavily, for he disliked violence generally and murder in particular, Cabal set off to commit violent murder.Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
He’d asked for his to be cooked medium rare, which in Mirkarvian cuisine meant it had been shown a picture of an oven for a moment and then served. A very brief moment, mind.Highlighted by 19 Kindle customers
1. In Which death awaits and a plot is hatched.
2. In Which a speech is delivered and there is a falling out.
3. In Which names are called and a fugitive takes flight.
4. In Which Cabal acts and the future remains dark.
5. In Which dinner is served and acquaintances are made.
6. In Which deaths occur and curiosities are noted.
7. In Which Cabal is in terrible danger and then has breakfast.
8. In Which a suspect is interrogated and and interrogator is suspicious.
9. In Which Cabal discovers and future of bar snacks and trifles with the nobility.
10. In Which the light of truth is encircled by darkness.
11. In Which Cabal behaves despicably and inquisitively
12. In Which the gloves come off.
13. In Which Cabal practices necromancy and ways are parted.
14. In Which villainy is revealed and lives are risked.
15. In Which Cabal sets the scene.
How Cabal defeated Count Marechal in a duel.
How Cabal came to change his mind.
16. In Which much is explained and derring is done.
17. In Which there is danger, disaster, and death.
An Afterword of Sorts
The Tomb of Umtak Ktharl
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