The Bone Palace (Necromancer Chronicles 2)
by Amanda Downum
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841498157
Date: 02 December 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Amanda Downum follows up her very promising début novel, The Drowning City with The Bone Palace, not exactly a sequel, but a accompanying volume set in the same world which was described previously as "... home to exiles and expatriates, pirates and smugglers. And violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial government." Downham was shortlisted for the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Newcomer. The Bone Palace is an orbit paperback original.
"Death is no stranger in the city of Erisin, but some deaths attract more attention than others. When a prostitute dies carrying a royal signet, Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and agent of the Crown, is called to investigate. Her search leads to desecrated tombs below the palace, and the lightless vaults of the vampiric vrykoloi. But worse things than vampires are plotting in Erisin - a long-dead sorceress is making a bid not only for renewed life but for the throne as well, and Isyllt's former lover is caught in her schemes. As a sorcerous plague sweeps the city, Isyllt must decide who she's prepared to betray - the man she still loves, or the royal family she's sworn to defend. "