Other than having the unfortunate name of Samhain Corvus LaCroix, Sam leads the life of your average college drop out. He works at Plumpy's where he's banned from using the fryer (due to a tendancy to self immolate). After work he might go skateboarding with his buddy Ramon, or watch movies with Brooke and Frank.
Life as he knows it changes when a badly aimed potato brings him face to face with Douglas Montgomery, a powerful Necromancer.
When Sam, who unbeknownst to himself is also a necromancer, refuses to be Douglas's student, he is sent a lesson, in the form of his friends head in a box.
Sam wants no part of the paranormal scene, but now that he has reanimated companions, naked female werewolves, witches he never knew were witches, and ghosts trying to teach him what to do, he realizes there is just no way he can ignore his own power of necromancy.
Lets say I fell in LOVE with this book, and was sad when I finished reading it. I don't think I've wanted a book to keep going that badly since I read Dean Koontz's first Odd Thomas book.
According to the authors website, there will possibly be a new book in the fall of 2012.
I can't wait!