Oh Phillip Phillip Phillip....What can I say. You are friggin evil. This book takes you down the rabbit hole of necromancer depravity with the evil Phillip wreaks on the world. There are poignant moments and funny moments and moments that make you want to shake someone and say what are you thinking man? As always Vesik is ready to come in with his motley cast of characters to save the day. (wouldn't you want to rescue your mother from an evil necromancer? just sayin...) I am truly an Asherite in my love for these books. I love that there's a warmth of family woven through this as well as comedy to break up all the darkness in this book. Eric's artistry for character creation is unmatched and the characters are amazing and intricate, unique, and beautiful and well crafted in every way. His story line is complex with lots of twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.