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The Necromancer’s Reckoning

by SJ Himes

The Necromancer's Reckoning - SJ Himes - Beacon Hill Sorcerer
Editions:Kindle - 1: $ 5.99
Pages: 330

Every action has consequences.

For a decade, Angel Salvatore has been the most powerful sorcerer and only necromancer in all the Northeast. Never one to ask permission nor apologies, he has acted with near impunity for years.

Until now.

The High Council of Sorcery has come to Boston, and Angel is their target. Charged with numerous violations of practitioner laws, his freedom and family are placed in jeopardy.

If found guilty, Angel's apprentice Daniel will be imprisoned to serve out the remaining years of his apprenticeship. Isaac, his brother, is too vulnerable to be left unguarded, and Angel fears for his sanity and health. And Simeon, Elder vampire and Angel's mate refuses to see Angel convicted under the laws of the Council and his actions to keep Angel free threaten to start a war that could destroy their world. And Angel faces the severest of punishments—the castration of his gifts.

The Council has never cared for the people of Boston, and Angel doubts their motives. They have come for some insidious reason, and it has nothing to do with upholding the law and everything to do with Angel.

Dealing with an impending trial, a wayward ghost, and a graverobbing ring of thieves leaves Angel on the edge. He thinks he may have a handle on things until violence erupts across the city, and a stranger comes to town...a stranger with his own dark powers of necromancy.

This is book 3 of a series, and the previous books should be read first for full enjoyment. Trigger Warnings are on the Copyright Page and can be seen using the Look Inside feature or by downloading a sample of this book.

85,000 words
340 pages
Gay Urban Fantasy Romance

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Reviews:Jovan on Amazon wrote:

In this third installment, not only is Angel trying to help Isaac find a way past his guilt and the self-destructive path he has set himself upon, he also finds himself threatened with the loss of his apprentice and the castration of his gifts by the High Council of Sorcery. Given, the Council’s historically hand-off approach and their complete abandonment of Boston during the Blood Wars, Angel is suspicious of their motives and soon learns that instituting law and order is not high on their list of priorities.

As usual, the world-building and magical craft is amazing with an interesting array of fantastical beasties and a well-paced, engaging storyline. Filled with magical action, familial conflict and compelling character development, “Reckoning” is the tightest and IMO best of the series to date.

About the Author

My name is Sheena, and I have more pen names than I probably should. I write as SJ Himes, Revella Hawthorne, and Sheena Himes. I reside in the mountains of Maine (closer to Canada than I am to fresh lobster) on a 300-year-old farm beside a river in the woods. My companions are my furbabies: Micah, my large dog who hates birds; and Wolf and Silfur, two cats who love me but hate each other. I write romances with an emphasis on plot and character development, and almost all my characters are LGBTQ+ and that’s on purpose. To keep current on what I’m working on and where to find me on social media, go to my website: