It's about Niklaus Manuel (the artist/soldier/etc) and a necromancer. It's written very interestingly. Timelines are practically episodic. I have never read anything like it before. At first it was somewhat confusing. I have almost finished it, so I'll hold off judgement til I'm done. It's very interesting, anyway. I like the mix of soldier-speak with the descriptions as well as the dialogue. Anybody read it? What did you think?