Cabal #5


The Fall of the House Cabal, that title isn’t ominous or anything.

The fifth novel following my favourite necromancer is set to come out this September. After the way the last novel ended, I’m both excited and nervous. Could this novel be the last novel following Cabal? Is it going to end as badly as I’m starting to think it will? Or will he overcome the ridiculous challenge he has set for himself and finally defeat death?

I was a little skeptical about the cover at first, but the more I look at it, the more I come to like it. Is the image of the Grim Reaper up in the clouds foreshadowing an interaction between Cabal and Death? What would the personification of Death be like in Cabal’s universe? So many questions that I’m going to have to wait on answers for.

I can only assume that that the criminologist mentioned in the book’s summary is none other than Leonie Barrow, a character who I have sorely missed in the last two books. I’m excited to see how her interactions with Horst would play out. I get the feeling that the two of them would like each other and join forced to nettle the dour necromancer.

Part of me wishes I hadn’t found out that this novel was coming out in September and instead received a pleasant surprise in the fall. At the same time though, I thought that the wait for book five was going to be a lot longer than this. Instead of a few months, I figured it would be a few more years.

What are your thoughts on Cabal 5? Tell me about them in the comments below! And let the wait begin!

P.S. Do you think that the title The Fall of the House Cabal is a reference to Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher? Howard has had a history of riffing other genres and other works in his stories. It might be something worth looking into.

Check out Goodreads summary of the novel here.

Listen to our Interview with Jonathan L. Howard here.

Check out our reviews for The Detective and Brothers Cabal

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Alexandra is always looking for the next book she can devour. She has a love hate relationship with teen fiction specifically when it comes to fantasy, post apocalyptic and failed shakespeare adaptations.

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