This was a demurrer in a proceeding for foreclosure upon the ground that the mortgagor, who had assigned his equity of redemption, was not made a party. The judge sustained the demurrer, but did not make any order directing him to be made a party, or dismissing the action for failure to do so. Had the plaintiff declined to make the additional party and the action had then been dismissed, an appeal would lay. But the plaintiff should either have taken that course, or have had his exception noted, and making the additional party, should have brought the interlocutory order *447up for review, if it proved prejudicial and the final judgment were against him. If the final judgment should be in his favor, or the interlocutory order should not prove injurious, a review thereof would not be desired. The court does not entertain fragmentary appeals. It can very rarely happen that making an additional party will be a serious prejudice, and hence such orders are usually discretionary, and not reviewable. Code, section 273; Tillery v. Candler, 118 N. C., 889, and cases cited.
. But should it be contended that such order is prejudicial, no appeal lies at this stage. Lane v. Richardson, 101 N. C., 181; Emry v. Parker, 111 N. C., 261; Bennett v. Shelton, 117 N. C., 103; Gammon v. Johnson, 126 N. C., 67. The appellant should have noted his exception and have presented it for review upon appeal from the final judgment, §hould it be adverse to him.
Even if the mortgagor had been made a party, no probable injury to the plaintiff thereby is shown. The appeal must be dismissed because premature, but it is not amiss to say that the mortgagor could have no possible interest in this action, since he had conveyed his equity of redemption. “It is well settled that a. mortgagor who, since the execution of the mortgage, has parted with his interest in the premises by an absolute conveyance, retaining no longer the equity of redemption, is not a necessary defendant in foreclosing the mortgage. Neither are the heirs of such person necessary parties, nor are his personal representatives or his wife.” 9 Enc. Pl. & Pr., 332, and numerous cases there cited; Jones on Mortgages (3rd Ed.), sec. 1402.
The court having sustained the demurrer, the plaintiff should be allowed to make the mortgagor a party, or if (as suggested) this is impossible, the judge may allow the complaint to be amended so as to set up that allegation.-