The Necromancer's Apprentice
Mummies, Mayhem, And Magic!
Though Jyximus Faire lives in a crumbling tenement in the Underground City, he escapes the squalor to attend lessons in magic and sorcery at the prestigious Academy in the City Above. But the pace isn't fast enough for Jyx. He wants to learn everything – and he wants to learn it now.
Then the dreaded necromancer general Eufame Delsenza sets her sights on Jyx; she needs a new apprentice, and Jyx fits the bill. When she tasks him with helping to prepare royal mummies for an all-important procession, the impatient student realises this might be a chance of a lifetime.
Will Jyx take his education into his own inexperienced hands? Can a necromancer's apprentice really learn to raise the dead – and control them?
The Necromancer's Apprentice is the first book in a dark fantasy Underground City series. If you like Harry Potter, Tim Burton or Neil Gaiman, then you'll love Icy Sedgwick's quirky retelling of a classic apprentice story.
- "The settings were gritty and atmospheric and created exceptional imagery in my mind's eye. I was gripped and couldn’t put the book down, I just wish it were longer - PUBLISH THE SEQUEL PLEASE!" Sacha Black
- "The storytelling is clean and straightforward, dropping as many hints of backstory and world history as are needed to both tell this tale and to whet an appetite to explore this place in future instalments." David C Petterson
- "Nobody writes mummy stories like Icy Sedgwick." Larry Kollar