Celia claims she'll champion Ward wherever he goes, even when she thinks his quest is hopeless. He can only hope her pledge comes from her heart, and not because she's bound to him through his magic.
When they enter Dulthyne, they stumble upon a dark power that threatens the entire town. Ward, with his unreliable necromancy, is determined to help but finds himself ensnared in the lure of white-hot magic...blood magic he struggles to resist. But if Celia's love is a lie, it might just doom his soul to the dark arts forever.
The Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series is is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 Ward Against Death
Book #2 Ward Against Darkness
Book #3 Ward Against Disaster
Book #4 Ward Against Destruction