"Dark amusing fantasy"
Ever wonder where the creatures of myth and legends went
when humanity became too aggressive and technologically
advanced. They used a portal to take them to another
realm and built the great city of Necropolis which is
formed in the shape of a pentagram. Each point on the
Pentagram is ruled by a Dark Lord who has dominion of the
creatures in his holding. Vampires, lycanthropes,
witches, shades and zombies co-exist in an uneasy peace
policed by the Sentinels, eight foot Golems.
While working on a serial killer case, Detective Matt
Adrian follows the murderer into Necropolis where he metes
out justice before he is killed and becomes a self-willed
intelligent zombie. Preservative spells to keep him from
rotting away fail and Matt has two days left to find a way
to restore his body. Devona, the daughter of Master
Vampire Lord Galm, hires him to find the Dawn that was
stolen from her father's collection. It could destroy
Necropolis by bringing light into a world that knows only
darkness. Matt hopes that Galm would be so grateful that
he would find a way for the ex-policeman to keep on
existing. Of course there are various people and
creatures that would rather see them dead than succeed.
NECROPOLIS as a dark fantasy book that doesn't take its
plot too seriously so it will appeal to fans of Piers
Anthony's Xanth series with its witty puns, satiric humor
and eccentric characters. It is an interesting world to
visit and the hero of Tim Waggoner's work is a very
likeable being (for a zombie that is), one that readers
will want to read about in future novels centered at the
magical city of NECROPOLIS.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 10, 2004