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Ward Against Death

(2011)
(The first book in the Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series)
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Twenty-year-old Ward de'Ath expected this to be a simple job-bring a nobleman's daughter back from the dead for fifteen minutes, let her family say good-bye, and launch his fledgling career as a necromancer. Goddess knows he can't be a surgeon-the Quayestri already branded him a criminal for trying-so bringing people back from the dead it is.

But when Ward wakes the beautiful Celia Carlyle, he gets more than he bargained for. Insistent that she's been murdered, Celia begs Ward to keep her alive and help her find justice. By the time she drags him out her bedroom window and into the sewers, Ward can't bring himself to break his damned physician's Oath and desert her.

However, nothing is as it seems-including Celia. One second, she's treating Ward like sewage, the next she's kissing him. And for a nobleman's daughter, she sure has a lot of enemies. If he could just convince his heart to give up on the infuriating beauty, he might get out of this alive...

The Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series is is best enjoyed in order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Ward Against Death
Book #2 Ward Against Darkness
Book #3 Ward Against Disaster
Book #4 Ward Against Destruction

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Used availability for Melanie Card's Ward Against Death

Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ward Against Death (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer)
Author(s): Melanie Card
ISBN: 1-62061-298-4 / 978-1-62061-298-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ward Against Death (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer, #1)
Author(s): Melanie Card
ISBN: 1-937044-09-2 / 978-1-937044-09-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ward Against Death (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer Book 1)
Author(s): Melanie Card
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA