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Johannes Cabal, the necromancer

Author: Jonathan L Howard
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Johannes Cabal, a brilliant scientist and notorious snob, is single-mindedly obsessed in heart and soul with raising the dead. Well, perhaps not soul--he hastily sold his years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. But now, tormented by a dark secret, he travels to the fiery pits of Hell to retrieve it. Sataon, who is incredibly bored these days, proposes a little wager, Johannes has one years to persuade  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Humorous fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan L Howard
ISBN: 9780385528085 0385528086 9780767930765 0767930762
OCLC Number: 232656971
Description: x, 291 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 In Which a Scientist Visits Hell and a Deal is Struck 1 --
Chapter 2 In Which Cabal Practices His Map-Reading and Meets an Old Acquaintance 18 --
Chapter 3 In Which Cabal Covers Old Ground and Gets the Show on the Road 36 --
Chapter 4 In Which Cabal Applies Himself With Mixed Results 55 --
Chapter 5 In Which Cabal Plays With Dolls and Horst Broadens His Vocabulary 71 --
Chapter 6 In Which Cabal Makes an Unplanned Stop and Talks About the War 96 --
Chapter 7 In Which Cabal Discovers That Hell Comes in Different Flavours and That One Should Always Make Time 113 --
Chapter 8 In Which Cabal is Educated in Business Affairs and Undertakings are Undertook 134 --
Chapter 9 In Wich I Go to the Carnyval and See Stuff 153 --
Chapter 10 In Which the Carnival Reaches Journey's End and Difficulties Present Themselves En Masse 169 --
Chapter 11 In Which Cabal Preys Upon Misfortune and There is Unpleasantness 182 --
Chapter 12 In Which Cabal Discovers Some Places are Nice to Live in But You Really Wouldn't Want to Visit 198 --
Chapter 13 In Which the Carnival of Discord Opens Its Gates for the Last Time and Things Go Terribly Wrong 214 --
Chapter 14 In Which Needs Must When the Devil Drives 231 --
Chapter 15 In Which Midnight Strikes and Dawn Breaks 251 --
Chapter 16 In Which a Scientist Returns to Hell and a Deal is Broken 270.
Responsibility: Jonathan L. Howard.
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Johannes Cabal, a brilliant scientist and notorious snob, is single-mindedly obsessed in heart and soul with raising the dead. Well, perhaps not soul--he hastily sold his years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. But now, tormented by a dark secret, he travels to the fiery pits of Hell to retrieve it. Sataon, who is incredibly bored these days, proposes a little wager, Johannes has one years to persuade one hundred people to sign over their souls or he will be damned forever.--From publisher's description.

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