Necromancing the Stone is the sequel to Lish McBride’s Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, and just as enjoyable. All of the positive things that I loved about Hold Me Closer apply equally well to Necromancing the Stone. The only partial downside about this one is that because the conflict is being caused by someone in the wings, the bulk of the conflicts driving the book forward are personal. If Hold Me Closer was about Sam explosively coming into his own power, Necromancing the Stone is about Sam growing comfortable in Douglas’ house.
Still a great time, though, and getting to know characters like James (I can never remember specifically what type of creature he is; basically an Eastern European house spirit sort of like a Russian domovoi but directly helpful instead of potentially malignant) and the garden gnomes is a lot of fun, and more people than just Sam mature over the course of the book. We also get a bit more backstory for Douglas.
If you enjoyed Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, you will definitely enjoy this one. Recommended.
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