The Queen of the Dead

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 671 ratings

Silence Publisher's Summary

It began in the graveyard.... Ever since her boyfriend Nathan had died in a tragic accident, Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was. For Emma, life had stopped with Nathan’s death. But tonight was different. Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery. There were two others there - Eric, who had just started at her school, and an ancient woman who looked as though she were made of rags. And when they saw Emma there, the old woman reached out to her with a grip as chilling as death....

Emma was not quite like others teenagers. It was true that other girls had experienced grief. Other girls had also lost their fathers, or had their boyfriends die in a senseless accident. But though she hadn’t known it till that night in the graveyard, unlike those other girls, she could see, touch, and speak with the dead. In fact, Emma could draw upon the essence of the dead to work magic. That was what Necromancers did. But Emma had no desire to be a Necromancer. She just wanted to help the ghosts who walked the streets of Toronto, unable to escape from the land of the living. And that was just as well, because had she chosen the path of the Necromancer, Eric would have had to kill her.

Instead, Eric and his fellow Necromancer hunter Chase found themselves violating every rule they were sworn to follow, becoming part of Emma’s group, helping her to stand against those who preyed upon the dead. But whether Emma and her friends could survive such a battle was anyone’s guess. And whether Emma could learn to use the magic of the dead against her enemies without herself falling victim to the lure of such power remained to be seen. Eric seemed to think she could, and her living friends would never abandon her. But only time would tell what Emma’s true destiny was....

©2012 Michelle Sagara (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Silence

    • Queen of the Dead, Book 1
    • By: Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Bailey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 447

    It began in the graveyard.... Ever since her boyfriend Nathan had died in a tragic accident, Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was. For Emma, life had stopped with Nathan’s death. But tonight was different. Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery. There were two others there - Eric, who had just started at her school, and an ancient woman who looked as though she were made of rags.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An imaginative new approach to a series

    • By glowbugs on 01-15-13

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 2

    • Touch

    • Queen of the Dead, Book 2
    • By: Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Nathan died in the summer before his final year in high school, leaving behind a mother who was devoted to him and a girlfriend he loved. His mother and his girlfriend, Emma, are still alive; Nathan is not. But he wakes in his room—or in the shrine his mother’s made of his room—confused, cold, and unable to interact with anyone or anything he sees. The only clear memory he has is a dream of a shining city, and its glorious queen, but the dream fades, until he once again meets Emma—by the side of his own grave.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Addition

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-14
    • Queen of the Dead, Book 2
    • By: Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 01-07-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 147 ratings

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 3

    • Grave

    • Queen of the Dead, Book 3
    • By: Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Bailey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Emma and her friends have survived the Necromancers sent to the city to kill them. They've gone to ground in a cottage north of the city, but time is not on their side. There are no barriers that can keep the dead out, and the dead obey their Queen. It's only a matter of time before they're found. Nathan has been blessed by the Queen of the Dead. She has granted him a physical body. He can eat, he can breathe, he can speak and be heard. The Queen calls this resurrection. Nathan calls it Hell. The living think he's alive. He's not.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • started being very repetitive

    • By LARRY D. MCCOY on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $29.95