A young orphaned boy was abandoned and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. He has never seen outside its walls—at least, not the way most people see. Now he must flee or die.But the world beyond is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb.
"Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead." -- From Upper School Library catalog
4 of 5 stars. A lot of people panned this, because the main character is so blatantly rotten and unlikeable, but I enjoyed it. His journey as he begins to allow people to touch his heart is uplifting, his growth is inspiring, and there are parts that are flat out amusing. Also, it helps to remember that this is a translation from French, so it may not always be coming across as intended, but it's a relatively quick and light read.