Shadow Maker by Amir Lane


A college student discovers he isn’t schizophrenic: he’s a necromancer.

Student Dieter, despite having magic in the family, thinks the weird stuff he sees and hears is just hallucinations until he meets necromancer Alistair, who starts teaching him the trade. Unfortunately Alistair is a bit of a psycho (who could have guessed).

Told in first person, this is an interesting, dark take on urban fantasy, very engaging, and well written with few editing errors. The story is pretty much standalone but left a few loose ends, which I assume is because there’s a sequel (also in KU).

Includes a lot of casual sex: not terribly explicit, there’s just a lot of it. Also scenes of self-harm.

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