TotenUniverse – Book 6
Reflections – Book 2
THE FINE ART OF NECROMANCY
Alien Noise Corporation (2018)
Available free in PDF; (Kindle, Epub and paperback soon)
Inspired by her success in reversing the effects of an exorcism Frieda attempts to raise the dead: Lena Siebert-Neved who perished at the hands of Toten Herzen. To learn the fine art of necromancy Frieda bypasses the ancient books and takes advice from the dead themselves. Posing as a medium, she conducts a bizarre and unforgettable series of seances and callings for wealthy oddballs, hiding her true motives in the hope of deciphering how to bridge the gap between life and death.
Many years ago I wrote a novel called Headshrinkers. It was a series of three short stories connected by a fourth in which a group of characters come alive and murder their author. A lethal example of piercing the fourth wall!
When I think about the character of Frieda Schoenhofer I begin to wonder if it’s possible for a witch who beguiles the people around her to beguile her author as well. It makes me sound like a crackpot, but Frieda has that effect on me. The charming innocence that can flip without warning into murderous vengeance (as Michaeli Sbarriota found out in The One Rule of Magic) offers so much license to have fun with Frieda.
The Fine Art of Necromancy has the difficult job of continuing Frieda’s journey into a new nocturnal existence at the same time as maintaining the search she embarked on at the beginning of Who Among Us… The necromancy in question is the raising of Lena Siebert-Neved, her Bamberg precursor.
Frieda’s story isn’t complete without weird encounters, and the world of spiritualism, mediums and seances is ripe fruit in an exploration of the afterlife and how death can be reversed. If she finds the answer Frieda will have an advantage beyond measure. A living goddess, or should that be an undead goddess?
That’s assuming I control the story. You just never know with some of these pesky characters.