If you’re a fan of the hilarious urban fantasies Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and the recently released Necromancing the Stone, you know Sam LaCroix is experiencing some household pains as he adjusts to his inherited army of mischievous gnomes. You’ve probably also noticed that author Lish McBride’s bio claims that she’s been quietly assembling her own gnome army for some time now.
P.S. Lish has confirmed, by the way, that there WILL be a third Necromancer book! It is planned for release sometime after her next two books are out. Stay tuned for more news.
This photo shows a clever decoy created by the gnomes themselves. Some scientists speculate that the gnomes use them for battle practice. Others postulate that they are for practical joke purposes. I think the gnomes use them for both. Underneath the gnome decoy, you will also see a white knitted kitten. That the gnomes created the kitten I believe shows that they are capable of whimsy.
This gnome is either back from battle, or just fell into a mud puddle. Either way I suggest that you do not approach.
Gnomes like to cash in on their adorable appearance. This particular gnome is taking it a step further and using a basket of flowers to disguise the haul of weapons that he is carrying.
Though not a lot is known about the gnome’s religious life, these statues are commonly erected for particularly respected warriors. Gnomes are known to leave offerings of jam, root beer, and Chuck Norris DVDs at the base of the statues out of respect.
After seeing the expression on this gnomes face, I quickly left the area. Moving on…
Unless you know the gnome well, never take anything it offers you. Gnomes are notorious practical jokers. When they aren’t trying to break your kneecaps, they’re filling your pants with itching powder. So while this gnome appears innocuous, it is best to err on the safe side.
And finally we see a gnome at rest. How peaceful he looks! (He also probably sleeps with a knife, as is their custom.)
About the Author
Lish McBride was raised by wolves in the Pacific Northwest. It rains a lot there, but she likes it anyway. She enjoys reading, movies, comics, and preparing herself for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Currently, Lish lives happily in Seattle where the weather never actually tries to kill you, with her family, two cats, and one very put-upon Chihuahua. She is slowly building her garden gnome army.
Win Both Necromancer Books
Our thanks to Lish McBride for sharing her gnome findings and for providing the photographs for this post!
Since our last giveaway for the sequel was so popular, we’re now giving away a prize pack that includes both the Hold Me Closer, Necromancer paperback as well as a Necromancing the Stone hardcover. This is the perfect opportunity to scoop up both books if you haven’t had a chance to try out the series yet!
Thanks to our friends at Henry Holt, this offer is open to U.S. and Canadian residents aged 18 and over. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form and tell us below what YOU would do with your own gnome army.