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The Brothers Cabal

Johannes Cabal Novels

Jonathan L. Howard

Thomas Dunne Books

"Jonathan L. Howard has such an effortless way with monsters and the undead that you might suspect him of being, like his creation, Johannes Cabal, a necromancer. The series is addictive." —Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim series

Horst Cabal has risen from the dead. Again. Horst, the most affable vampire one is ever likely to meet, is resurrected by an occult conspiracy that wants him as a general in a monstrous army. Their plan: to create a country of horrors, a supernatural homeland. As Horst sees the lengths to which they are prepared to go and the evil they cultivate, he realizes that he cannot fight them alone. What he really needs on his side is a sarcastic, amoral, heavily armed necromancer.

As luck would have it, this exactly describes his brother.

Join the brothers Cabal as they fearlessly lie quietly in bed, fight dreadful monsters from beyond reality, make soup, feel slightly sorry for zombies, banter lightly with secret societies that wish to destroy them, and—in passing—set out to save the world.*

*The author wishes to point out that there are no zebras this time, so don’t get your hopes up on that count. There is, however, a werebadger, if that’s something that’s been missing from your life.

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Chapter 1

 

IN WHICH THE DEAD ARE RAISED, BLOOD IS DRUNK, AND EAVES ARE DROPPED

The party travelled through the flatlands, guided by an unhelpful map. They were a sombre and sober group, ten men and three women, who wore hiking clothes and impressively stacked backpacks. An astute observer would have noted that their clothes and gear were all new, and that several showed signs of blisters due to their boots not being properly worn in, and that none looked happy in a woollen hat. There were no observers, however, for the flatlands are unutterably tedious and usually lacking

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Praise for The Brothers Cabal

1.) DEVOTED FANBASE: The Johannes Cabal series has spawned the type of devoted audience that creates fan fiction, artwork, and websites in tribute. They will be eagerly awaiting the next book.
 
2.) NO LAG TIME IN US PUBLICATION: The previous novel, Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute, was released in the US a year and a half after the UK edition, and it's clear based on online reviews that many US fans couldn't wait and chose to import copies. This time, we're publishing in America at the same time (if not before) the UK.
 
3.) AUTHOR'S EXPANDING REACH: Jonathan L. Howard is well-known in the sci-fi/fantasy community, but he's also now writing YA novels as well.
Praise for Jonathan L. Howard and the Johannes Cabal Series
 
"Howard is a supremely talented writer and the Johannes Cabal series makes for superb reading. It would be easy at this point to say if you like Rankin or Fforde or Pratchett or Holt, then you will love these books, but while it may well be true it would be doing Howard a disservice." —Sci-Fi-London
"Howard makes it look easy to paint a soul-stealing murdering necromancer as a sympathetic character; that, folks, is worth the price of admission." —San Diego Union-Tribune
"Cabal, the detective and necromancer, is full of charismatic amorality, making him both a classical and refreshing antihero." —Time Out Chicago
"Howard’s ear for witty banter and his skill at rendering black comedy bode well for the future." —Publishers Weekly
"Johannes Cabal would kill me for saying this, but he’s my favorite Zeppelin-hopping detective. The fellow has got all the charm of Bond and the smarts of Holmes—without the pesky morality." —Daniel H. Wilson, author of Robopocalypse
"Howard’s characters, relentless imagination, twisting plotlines, and use of language make the Johannes Cabal series a real pleasure to read." —Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim novels

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jonathan L. Howard

  • JONATHAN L. HOWARD is a game designer, scriptwriter, and a veteran of the computer-games industry since the early nineties, with titles such as the Broken Sword series to his credit. He is author of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, Johannes Cabal the Detective, and Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute as well as the young adult novels Katya’s World and Katya’s War. He lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and daughter.

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