The Last Necromancer - C.J. Archer

The Last Necromancer

By C.J. Archer

  • Release Date: 2015-08-11
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 55 Ratings


Victorian London: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself.

People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her. 

Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly "made" creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world - Charlotte - but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he's been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn't trust? 

Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they're hunting.

C.J. Archer is the author of the bestselling Emily Chambers Spirit Medium and Freak House series. If you love historical novels with mystery, romance and a paranormal twist, THE LAST NECROMANCER is for you. It's the first book in the MINISTRY OF CURIOSITIES series.


  • I don't give 5* lightly.

    By Jabra919
    Music creating apps will prove that. This book is brilliant. And that the characters are continuing in a series is icing on the weirdo cake. Loved it. I even got a reply from the author herself. Dr.Frankenstein is included in a very unique story in its darkness and light at the same time.
  • Hooked

    By Xlillybeanx
    I'm actually on the sixth book I this series now but I felt compelled to write a review. It's been a while since I have read such a great paranormal series and have to say it's like far and few in between. I feel like I understand all the characters and they are so well written I want to keep on reading more and more.
  • Great story

    By T- dort
    I was really intrigued when I first downloaded this book but the plot was so interesting and unexpected that I fell in love with the series. The characters are amazing and complex with give the story more depth. Thrilling till the end!
  • Fantastic

    By Aisina1990
    Bought the whole series so far, not disappointed. Great read and looking forward to further additions!
  • Another great read

    By Claire N H
    I've read all of C J Archers books, and this book doesn't fail on my high expectations of it. Another fantastic gripping story that I found hard to put down. These story's are so easy to read and with a 17 month old running about I need a bit of escapism, but that's not too heavy going. You get attached to the characters and I love how you can continue to follow their story's as you follow the series. I also like how characters from other series can show up and be intwined in the current books she writes. All in all I highly recommend reading this book along with all her other stories.