The Necromancer's Apprentice

The Necromancer's Apprentice

Icy Sedgwick

Short Stories / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

Magic, Mayhem, And... Mummies.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...
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The Stolen Ghosts

The Stolen Ghosts

Icy Sedgwick

Short Stories / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

Uprooted from all she knows in London, lonely teen Sarah must start a new life in Northumberland. But her family's new home is haunted by the best ghost in the business, Fowlis Westerby. And Fowlis takes pride in a job well done.If only starting college and a haunted house were all Sarah had to deal with.Instead of enjoying the summer holidays, she's plunged into an afterlife in chaos by a shadowy figure from the other side. She's alive for now...but the clock is ticking.After they discover the nefarious plot for the dead to take over the world, Sarah and Fowlis must team up to stop the impending apocalypse.Can Fowlis avoid the abyss and return Sarah to the land of the living? Or will she be forced to remain in the realm of the dead?
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Checkmate: Tales of Speculative Fiction

Checkmate: Tales of Speculative Fiction

Icy Sedgwick

Short Stories / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

Fifteen previously published stories, collected together for the first time, spanning fantasy, horror, sci fi and speculative fiction. Among other things, Bleed Them Dry puts a new spin on vampires, talking corpses tell their side in The Dead Do Listen and and a devilish game of chess goes wrong in Checkmate. Perfect for Halloween.Checkmate: Tales of Speculative Fiction is your guidebook to the shadows and monsters of modern fairy tales.In the title story, ‘Checkmate’, a devilish game of chess goes apocalyptically wrong. Elsewhere, ‘Bleed Them Dry’ puts a new spin on the contemporary corporate vampire, an aristocratic corpse tells his side of the story in ‘The Dead Do Listen’, and a little girl is fascinated with an antique that hides a dark world in ‘The Mirror Phase’.Described as “a wonderful collection of tales of subtle urban fantasy with a delicious gothic flavour”, Checkmate wants to thrill you, comfort you, and creep you out.If you enjoy the dark fairytales of Neil Gaiman, then you’ll love the weird tales of Checkmate!
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The Necromancer's Rogue

The Necromancer's Rogue

Icy Sedgwick

Short Stories / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

Shadows, Wolves, and Ancient GoddessesAfter his excursion into the realm of the dead, apprentice mage Jyximus Faire wants a more quiet life. But a petulant prince wants to raze the Underground City and turn it into a pleasure ground for his rich friends. And a Lord of Death seeks a hidden artefact to tear open the Veil between the worlds and destroy the living. Taking it easy is not an option.Even though she condemned him to the Perpetual Death, the necromancer general Eufame Delsenza needs Jyx's help to escape a notorious prison. And she needs him to work with a Shadowkin, a persecuted race used as thieves and spies.Can Jyx regain his confidence in his magick and 'go rogue' to awaken an ancient goddess, work with wolves, and save his home from destruction?The Necromancer's Rogue is the second book in Icy Sedgwick's quirky dark fantasy Magic & Mayhem series, following The Necromancer's Apprentice. It's ideal for fans of Harry...
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