Study Guide

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer Tradition and Customs

By Lish McBride

Tradition and Customs

In a book populated by necromancers, werewolves, and a slew of paranormal species, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer takes the concept of social customs, order, and rituals to a whole new level. The detail McBride gives to the world of these characters is one element that makes the setting and characters so believable, even in the midst of being completely fantastical as well. After all, who knew that werewolves had a hierarchy that doesn't necessarily stem from physical strength, or that vampires are seriously misrepresented in literature? Not us, that's for sure.

Questions About Tradition and Customs

  1. How do the rituals and behaviors of the paranormal creatures give us insight into their culture and lifestyle?
  2. What traditions are particular to the necromancer culture? The werewolves?
  3. What's the significance of the Council? How does the scene at the meeting teach us about the paranormal world?

Chew on This

Tia's need to hide her identity as a witch plays a role in her to decision to keep Sam's true identity from him.

Descriptions of the customs and rituals of the paranormal world serve to humanize an often demonized group of characters.

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