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Ward Against Death

(The first book in the Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series)
A novel by

This book has it all-wonderful characters, action packed, mystery, and a unique setting. An excellent debut! ~ Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Study

With elegant prose and a clever wit, WARD AGAINST DEATH is a fun, fast-paced adventure, with just a hint of romance and plenty of suspense. I highly recommend picking up a copy. I know I'm already looking forward to the sequel! ~ E. Kristin Anderson, young adult author and poet

Ward Against Death was a ton of fun! Reminded me of a Harry Dresden meets Stephanie Plum meets awesome. Ward was funny; the poor guy just couldn't catch a break. You gotta love it when the main character doesn't realize just how good he is. I need to know what will happen and I can't wait for the sequel! ~ Attack of the Book, Top 5 pick July 2011

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...

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Used availability for Melanie Card's Ward Against Death

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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Ward Against Death: Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer, Book 1
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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Ward Against Death (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer Book 1)
Author(s): Melanie Card
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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