Title: The Necromancer’s Dance (The Beacon Hill Sorcerer #1)
Author: SJ Himes
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: February 25, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 212
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
In a world where magic is real and evil walks amongst humanity, a young sorcerer is beset upon by enemies, both old and new. Angelus Salvatore is the only necromancer in all of Boston, and his name is whispered warily by the undead and fellow sorcerers alike. He and his brother Isaac are the lone survivors of an attack by an army of the undead, in which Angel used a spell so powerful it forever marked his place in history. Now, years later, Angel struggles to balance his career as a teacher of the higher magical arts, his role as big brother, and a tenuous relationship with an Elder vampire from the local clan. When his brother’s boyfriend is used as a pawn in a mysterious plot to draw Angel out, Angel is once again drawn back into the old hostilities that fueled the Blood Wars and led to his family’s death.
Leaning on others for help is something Angel cannot do, and while he searches for clues into who may be targeting him and his brother, Angel finds his heart steadily growing occupied with Simeon, Elder and vampire. Dealing with death magic and vampires on a daily basis may leave Angel jaded when it comes to life and staying that way, but the more time he spends fending off the ancient vampire’s attention and affections, the more he realizes he wants to give in.
Can Angel find out who wants him dead, and keep his heart safe in the process? How can he fall for a vampire, when his whole family was torn apart by an army of the undead?
Death stalks the streets of Boston’s historic Beacon Hill….and there is no one more suited to battle against death than a necromancer.
MATURE CONTENT Contains graphic violence, male/male sexual contact, a cranky necromancer, a sexy Irish vampire, and a pesky demon.
The Necromancer’s Dance is a truly entertaining and riveting romance between a necromancer and vampire. The book is a wonderful cocktail of magic, suspense, action, romance and sizzling hot chemistry.
Angel is a sorcerer level necromancer who is a no nonsense person and who does not tolerate anyone’s bullshit. Simeon is the Elder vampire of the local coven. A vampire and a necromancer are natural enemies but Simeon finds that he is having a wonderful chemistry with Angel and is enamored with him. But Angel is a little weary of pursuing a relationship with him. Angel and Simeon are two characters who are having a lot of layers. There is more to them both than what they portray. They both are really strong in their own ways. They have to find a way to compromise and adjust wherever required in order for their relation to work. Even though they both are strong alpha characters they have their own vulnerabilities too. Angel is weary of love due to his past and feels that he is incapable of loving another person. This brings out a lot of skepticism in his part and makes him a little weary of their relationship. But they both are willing to take a chance and make their relation work. Apart from the love story, this book also has the suspense and action elements. The magic and Angel’s powers as a necromancer plays a major part of the story and also the underlying threat against him. I loved this because the author has given equal importance to all the characters and all the elements and every single character in this book contributes to story one way or another.
This book took me on a ride which was utterly captivating and unforgettable. Angel and Simeon has captured my heart and I don’t think I will get it back. This story is one of the most interesting and riveting paranormal romances I have read. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. Read this book to go on a sexy, romantic,action-packed and magical adventure.