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In the Chrestomanci series, "necromancer" is one of the classifications of magic-user recognised in World 12A of the Related Worlds.

Necromancy is distinct from witchcraft, wizardry, magician's magic, sorcery, and enchanter's magic; it is more powerful than basic witchcraft, and about as common, but less powerful than just about everything else.

It is not clear what necromancy, as here defined, actually involves. The necromancers we've seen tend to be rather shabby people at best, but they're not actively shunned by society, as one might expect if "necromancy" had its usual meaning. People even let their children near them.

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