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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

By Jonathan L. Howard

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

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Started reading:
2011-06-27 08:35:24
Finished reading:
2011-06-28 21:19:29


Rating: 8

Reading something like Marlowe’s tale of Doctor Faustus by way of Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft and Douglas Adams, the story of Johannes Cabal starts out strong with some genuinely funny dialogue and characters. As a young necromancer, Johannes sold his soul to the devil and decides to get it back. In order to do so, he strikes a deal whereby he becomes the owner of a traveling carnival and agrees to deliver 100 signed contracts in a year’s time. The problem is, he doesn’t have the slightest understanding of human nature, so he enlists the help of his brother Horst and creates a variety of infernal minions to get the show on the road. I particularly liked the various avatars of Lucifer who roam the earth in all his various guises (including the likes of the Old Man who helps out with the carnival).

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