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Description

This boxed set contains the first three books in C. J. Archer's popular Ministry of Curiosities series. Titles in the set include:

  1. The Last Necromancer
  2. Her Majesty's Necromancer
  3. Beyond the Grave

Description of The Last Necromancer:

For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself.

People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her.

Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly made creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world - Charlotte - but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he's been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn't trust?

Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they're hunting.

©2017 C.J. Archer (P)2017 C.J. Archer

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Patricia
  • 04/04/2018

Just the kind of series I love to listen to!!

OK, so I've listened through book nine & am eagerly awaiting book ten. 'The Ministry of Curiosities' is an organization that monitors and tries to manage to keep secret the paranormals in the world. It's a warm & wonderful world that the author has created. The characters (for the most part) are likable & well developed. Each book has a new murder or mystery to solve and they don't feel redundant to me.
The series is through the eyes of the heroine who is strong willed, kind, courageous & in love with the hero. The romance is slow with a really good angsty part. (I happen to love me some angst) Her paranormal gift is that she's a necromancer. Meaning, that she can call back the dead & control them. This is a very rare gift that she uses to either find out who murdered them or gets them in their bodies to help her save herself or others.

Other series that I've enjoyed are: Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs; Night Huntress and Night Prince by Jeaniene Frost; The Phoenix Pack by Suzanne Wright;

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  • Global
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  • Nancy M. Collins
  • 20/02/2018

I’m hooked, to my surprise!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this boxed set because it is a great launch into the rest of Charlie and Lincoln’s story at a great price for three whole books.

What other book might you compare The Ministry of Curiosities Boxed Set to and why?

This is a period supernatural fantasy set during a favorite period of English history and it combines suspense, romance and mystery with engaging characters as do the books of Laurie R. King, Elizabeth Peters and Deanna Rayburn among others.

What three words best describe Shiromi Arserio’s voice?

Ms. Arserio has a very pleasant voice, easy to listen to, and her English accents are believable. However I don’t feel she is as skilled at other nationalities and her range isn’t broad enough for the range of men’s voices as I would like.

Any additional comments?

Perhaps if I were younger or if I hadn’t listened to all three books one after the other, I wouldn’t have grown impatient with Charlie and Lincoln’s drama. I had to remind myself repeatedly that Charlie is very young and both characters have been emotionally handicapped by their unconventional childhoods. It also helped to remember that all three books occur over the course of only a few months. I was sympathetic but I got tired of Charlie describing herself as “pathetic” and of Lincoln’s confused stubbornness. Still, I’m hooked and want to see these two continue to grow in their selves and their relationship.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Debra L.
  • 25/07/2018

Mixed review

I was excited when I found this series because I enjoy Victorian/steampunk but have decided to stop listening. I believe I stopped somewhere in the middle of Book 2. The only thing that got me that far was the narrator did a good job with the characters but the overall story seemed to get slower as I listened. The main character started to irritate me as she did not progress to a stronger female character after events started to unfold. Maybe the story was just too slow for me.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • LLKP
  • 03/07/2018

Please don't waste your credit

I've been a member of Audible for years and I've never written a review--until now. While waiting for the third-installment of the Dark Days Club (an excellent series), I thought this "boxed set" would be a good deal and good listen. I was wrong. I listened to the first two books of the series, hoping the characters would become more interesting or the story would become more exciting. I can go no further. The main characters are not likable. At all. And any story about necromancy is an aside. Nearly the entire story is about our "heroine" chasing after the brooding, runs hot-and-cold bad boy. Ugh. The dialogue between the two is cringeworthy. Really. It's intolerable. The more I listened, the more I disliked both characters. Please do yourself a favor and spend your credit on something else.

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  • NOLA Darling
  • 25/04/2018

Wish I could "reclaim my time"

This series is little more than a bodice ripper pretending to be a sci-fi/fantasy fiction thriller. Another reviewer, Book Wyrm (whose review I wished I'd read before buying this book), accurately sums up the series with this sentence: "The stories are actually little more than an angsty YA romance."

That said, why do female SFFF writer feel the need to turn their books into quasi-romance novels? Why must almost every female SFFF character spend half her time worrying about whether some guy likes her?

To the narrator's credit, she does a good job of infusing personality into her characters. So much so, that I actually spent 18hrs of my life listening to Charlie obsess about Lincoln like a petulent, love sick teen, until her woman-child antics became too unbearable and I just decided to delete the book.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • pabstk
  • 25/05/2018

Excellent Purchase 3 books in 1

Wasn't sure I would like reading about a necromancer but this series has been a nice easy read, I think this series would be appropriate for a young adult and has been a good listen during my morning walks.

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  • Bel
  • 15/04/2018

Love this series

Narrator is simply amazing. Heroine is both strong and lovely and continues to evolve. Fitzroy is a wonderfully complex character who continues to surprise. Necromancy theme is artfully used throughout each case.

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  • Anissa
  • 30/03/2018

Pretty good

Good story, interesting characters. Performance was good, the narrator does a good job with the voices and accents.

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  • Lorraine
  • 20/12/2018

A good idea poorly executed.

The two main characters read like Darcy and Elizabeth with all of their wit and charm removed.

  • Global
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/11/2018

Wonderfully written and preformed

This is three books over24 hours of listening about a young girls adventures as she becomes a women and discovers her powers. The journey is at times heartbreaking and at others you just want to cheer her on. I enjoyed this very much and will continue the series