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Today, I’m SO excited to have Ward & Celia on the blog from Melanie Card’s Ward Against Death… which just so happens to be one of my favorite books… ever. The chemistry between these two is just fantastic, Ward being this kind of bumbling, yet adorable type and Celia, the uber-capable, yet dead, girl-assassin, and their interactions are full of clever banter, snark, and are just downright funny. Indeed, though the plot and world are also quite fabulous, for me, the developing relationship between these two is what made me fall in love with Ward Against Death.
And luckily for you, we have both of them here today, (<stage whispers> so you can see what I mean.)
<Catches Celia glowering in my general direction>
Oh! <ahem>… Without further ado, Ward & Celia…
Twenty-year-old Ward de’Ath expected this to be a simple job—bring a nobleman’s daughter back from the dead for fifteen minutes, let her family say good-bye, and launch his fledgling career as a necromancer. Goddess knows he can’t be a surgeon—the Quayestri already branded him a criminal for trying—so bringing people back from the dead it is.
But when Ward wakes the beautiful Celia Carlyle, he gets more than he bargained for. Insistent that she’s been murdered, Celia begs Ward to keep her alive and help her find justice. By the time she drags him out her bedroom window and into the sewers, Ward can’t bring himself to break his damned physician’s Oath and desert her.
However, nothing is as it seems—including Celia. One second, she’s treating Ward like sewage, the next she’s kissing him. And for a nobleman’s daughter, she sure has a lot of enemies. If he could just convince his heart to give up on the infuriating beauty, he might get out of this alive…
The last thing Ward de’Ath wants is more trouble. On the run from both the law and the criminal underworld, Ward and Celia flee Brawenal City only to stumble into the mansion of a powerful evil necromancer. And when Ward discovers the man possesses a dangerous grimoire, his duty leaves him no choice. He can’t allow the necromancer to keep the grimoire. But the mansion is filled with monsters–human and undead–and Ward has no way of telling who’s friend or foe. The only person he can trust is Celia who dominates more of his thoughts and feelings everyday. But there are still laws in the way of anything but friendship. She’s still dead and he’s still alive . . . for now.
Melanie has always been drawn to storytelling and can’t remember a time when she wasn’t creating a story in her head. Her early stories were adventures with fairies and dragons and sword swinging princesses.
Today she continues to spin tales of magic in lands near and far, while her cat sits on the edge of her desk and supervises. When she’s not writing, you can find her pretending to be other people with her local community theatre groups.
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12.31 | K-Books – Ch 1 part 1
01.01 | Tynga’s Reviews - Review
01.02 | Fiktshun - Ch 1 part 2
01.03 | Always YA At Heart - Review
01.04 | Bibliophilia Please - Ch 1 part 3
01.07 | Refracted Light - Q&A with Celia and Ward
01.08 | Chapter by Chapter - Ch 1 part 4
01.09 | Book Briefs - Ch 1 part 5
01.10 | Rants & Scribbles - Review
01.11 | My Life With Books - Ch 1 part 6