This was a good coming of age story for young adult fantasy. A lot about dead bodies being used in different ways, so if you don't like a little grote..Show More »sque then maybe it's not for you. A young boy loses his family in a war and is badly burned. He is taken to a city where undead is common place and raised by a necromancer. He has a crush on a young vampire, and he has a ghoul for a best friend. There is a war with an empire going on in the background. Enjoy.