Martha Wells (marthawells) wrote,
Martha Wells

The Death of the Necromancer on Black Gate

The complete text of The Death of the Necromancer in now online at Black Gate Magazine. Serializing the book online was a spur-of-the-moment idea at the Chicago WorldCon, and I'd like to thank John O'Neill for giving the book a home and for all the work to get it posted.

Part One - Chapters One through Five

Part Two - Chapters Five through Eight

Part Three - Chapters Nine through Thirteen

Part Four - Chapters Fourteen through Eighteen

Part Five - Chapters Nineteen through Twenty-Two

Some DotN facts:

* It was first released in hardcover by Avon Eos in 1998.

* It was a 1998 Nebula nominee.

* It was reprinted in French, Polish, German, and Spanish.

* There is a Sherlock Holmes theme. Nicholas was influenced by Professor Moriarty, Reynard Morane by Sebastion Moran, and Ronsarde and Halle by Holmes and Watson. Madeline has more than a bit of Irene Adler in her, but also Ellen Terry and Sarah Bernhardt. Madele is a retired wicked stepmother, with her own family responsibilities.

* The Element of Fire is set in the same world, but at some point in the past. One of Nicholas' ancestors is a character in it.

* Nicholas and a few other characters from DotN appear in all three books of The Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy.

All the Ile-Rien books and short stories are listed here. Some of the short stories and a map of the Palace of Vienne are also online.

It's also available for $2.99US DRM-free on Barnes and Noble NookBook, Kobo, Amazon US Kindle, Amazon UK Kindle, Barnes and Noble UK, Kindle Canada, Kindle Germany, Kindle France, Kindle Spain, Kindle Italy and all the other international Kindle stores.

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