The Accused Dead

The Hidden Necromancer, Book 2
Narrated by: Laura Bannister
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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Though I’ve been exonerated through the Necromancer Trial, there are those who are convinced that I am a devil-woman who should be exiled, or worse, killed.

I’m trapped by the Laws of the Lost Texts. I can’t simply buy a ticket to the train and leave. I have to endure the Bridal Auction and hope my newfound friend, Quade, will be able to purchase my hand in marriage. If he fails his bid, I will be married off to one of the Crats. I’d rather be declared Unclaimed and condemned to a life of servitude to the community.

All the while, the secret necromancer lurks in the shadows threatening to upturn my life and expose my true nature.

To finally have control over my own life, I may have to take the ultimate risk and escape over the wall into the Deadlands.

©2018 Rhiannon Frater (P)2019 Rhiannon Frater

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Listen in order

This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by Rhiannon Frater.
I enjoyed the original twist on zombies with the restrictive social organization. The suspense behind the rogue necromancer is engaging. The book gives us a conclusion at the end, but also a big reveal that leads into the next book. These books are best listened to in order.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Laura Bannister ) and I would listen to another. She does well giving life to all the characters and her style especially suits the main character. She brings out Ilyse’s innocence, strength, naivety, and struggle to conform to the beliefs she’s been brought up with.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is the occasional swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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Good story

This is the second book in the Hidden Necromancer series. I am hooked on it and am looking forward to the next book to see what the future holds for Ilyse. I think Laura Bannister is doing a very good job narrating. I would recommend this series.

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Excellent

Rhiannon is one of my favorite authors. I’m so happy she gave me the opportunity to listen to and review her his series.
The characters are written so well and I love them.
I loved getting to read more about the unclaimed and seeing that all the men aren’t as pious as they claim to be. The Angelina story line is a bit heartbreaking.
Think handmaids tale but throw some supernatural powers in there with the threat of zombies.
I can’t wait for the next book!
Narration was excellent as well.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.

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The accused dead

I would recommend reading/listening to the books in order so you get a better understanding of the characters. The second book is just as good as the first.
If you like Post-Apocalyptic books then this is for you.

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Extremely Suspenseful

It has been a long time since I have come across a book with this much suspense. I was afraid that things would go wrong at the bridal auction or that the council would take Ilyse into custody, or worse. Then there were the competing voices vying for Ilyse's commitment. It is terrible when you do not know who to trust. Also, I had a deep desire for Quade to just run away with Ilyse. I felt trapped right alongside her.

There were shocking revelations of betrayal and plain evil done to Ilyse and her family but there were plenty of satisfying twists and pay-backs. The most thrilling part was revealed closer to the end, things revealed that let you know that the sequel is likely to be incredible. I can't wait!

I gave this book 5 stars on all points. This is a well-written series and the author selected an amazing narrator. I wish I could give more than 5 stars for the narration.

I was given this audiobook upon my request in exchange for a review and I am so glad because I loved it.

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I really enjoyed this book

When I first started I could tell it was the second in a series. Took me a little while to figure things out as I hadn’t read the first book first. It was still good by itself but now I want to read the first one.

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So satisfying!

Well, it’s just as good as the first! I finished the first book yesterday and the second book today. This is an excellent, enthralling story that l could not put down. I’m so happy with the way each of the books ended and I can’t wait to find out what the future holds for these characters!!

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WOW!

Loved it just as much as the first! Anyone who reads this unique take on this genre will love this! The narration was lovely the voice fit the story and was well read!

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intense

this book like the one before flows from a short story of a crazed necromancer. the world is Rich and alive with the dead. A young woman sold like cattle facing terrible odds. she discovers all the answers to that which plages her. it leaves on full of hope and desire to see what her future will bring her. there is a growing need in me to know what the future brings to her and her family.

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Great listen

That was quite the turn of events. I am really enjoying this point of view and look forward to hearing more. I like Rhiannon's style of writing. The narrator is still just a tad bit automated.

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  • Sara B
  • 11-27-19

Intense!

I thoroughly enjoyed the Accused Dead, it was an excellent second instalment. It was an emotional and intense ride, filled with drama, suspense, and mystery. The plot and characters are engaging. Rhiannon Frater is an excellent author with the ability to captivate readers/listeners. Laura Bannister's performance was fabulous, she literally brought the characters to life.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • M. J. Harper
  • 11-14-19

Corruption, mysteries and suspence!

Ilyse faces more problems, doubts about who she can trust, and plenty of danger! She begins to suspect everything she has ever known is not as she believed and is forced to endure an emotional rollercoaster in her fight to survive and uncover the truth. Ilyse's story kept me on the edge of my seat - I couldn't put the book down, I can't wait for the next instalment!

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  • Helen
  • 09-07-19

amazing book

there are those who are convinced that I am a devil-woman who should be exiled, or worse, killed.
anther amazing book can't wait for book 3 again I was hocked straight away