Necropolis

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Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has spent the last few months watching his lover, Griffin Flaherty, come to terms with the rejection of his adoptive family. So when an urgent telegram from Christine summons them to Egypt, Whyborne is reluctant to risk the fragile peace they've established. Until, that is, a man who seems as much animal as human tries to murder Whyborne in the museum.

Amidst the ancient ruins of the pharaohs, they must join Christine and face ...

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Overview

Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has spent the last few months watching his lover, Griffin Flaherty, come to terms with the rejection of his adoptive family. So when an urgent telegram from Christine summons them to Egypt, Whyborne is reluctant to risk the fragile peace they've established. Until, that is, a man who seems as much animal as human tries to murder Whyborne in the museum.

Amidst the ancient ruins of the pharaohs, they must join Christine and face betrayal, murder, and a legendary sorceress risen from the dead. In the forge of the desert heat, the trio will either face their fears and stand together-or shatter the bonds between them forever.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781499153521
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/5/2014
  • Pages: 202
  • Sales rank: 729,320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2014

    Worthwhile Read

    Aside from the many editing errors throughout the series, the story is well worth the read.

    There are several sex scenes in this series that don't really need to be there, however, the overall stories do not suffer from them.

    If a Victorian era romance between two men is what you're looking for, this is it. The nightmarish monsters and murderous family members just make it so much more...interesting!

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    Throughout book four this series remains fantastic. I very much

    Throughout book four this series remains fantastic. I very much enjoyed my trip to Egypt with Whyborne, Griffin and Christine. After binge reading the series over the past several weeks I actually got teary eyed after finishing this one because there aren't currently any more available in the series. I really really hope there are more in the future. In the meantime I know that I will be re-reading this series many more times in the future. Total winner!

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  • Posted June 29, 2014

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    I've been enjoying the Whyborne & Griffin adventures all alo

    I've been enjoying the Whyborne & Griffin adventures all along, and the fourth book in the series is no exception. Hawk has worked steadily over the course of the series to expand the world her characters experience, and to pull them out of their established comfort zones. In this book, Griffin must cope with parental and sibling dynamics that call into question his own current family state and confront his fear of underground; the normally homebody Whyborne must contend with traveling not only out of his home town of Widdershins (as he did in the novel Threshold) but to an entirely different continent; and Christine must come to terms with the fact that there may very well be a man in the world who loves her for who she is rather than for who society says she should be.

    Yes, in this book Christine finally, sort of, gets some romance of her own rather than just being the "beard" for Whyborne or Griffin on any particular occasion. I enjoyed watching Christine be flustered over how to relate to Iskander, who may or may not actually be a part of their team. It's not a spoiler to say that Iskander's, and others', motives are in question -- a hallmark of this series is whether anyone outside of the core three characters can ever be trusted. Every new character introduced comes with a giant "Friend Or Foe?" over their heads.

    The characters also have to deal with the ghosts of their recent, and not-so-recent, pasts: family and relationship drama abounds (and of course Whyborne and Griffin find convenient, and not-so, places to have sex; it's an expected part of the book and Hawk does craft convincing sex scenes that are also romantic), but so does the specter of all of the horror the characters have now experienced. This new adventure builds on small threads from each of the first three novels, most especially Christine's on-going exploration of the legend of the Egyptian "dark pharoah" Nephren-Ka, but introduces an interesting twist in the form of our first female evil figure: Nitocris, also of ancient Egypt. The Nitocris and Nephren-Ka legends interweave with each other and the present lives of our heroes in ways that keep the reader motivated to see what the true outcome of the book is going to be.

    The Whyborne & Griffin books take place at a time when the world was changing, when electric light was illuminating all of the dark places and giving evil fewer places to hide ... so Hawk smartly whisks her characters out of "modern" Widdershins into a place where electricity and running water and all the comforts of home are hard to come by, where the Lovecraftian horrors of the series have a stronger hand. A great way to shake up the series and increase the characters' growth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    Great series

    Great series, great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    The fourth book in the series is just as good as the previous.  

    The fourth book in the series is just as good as the previous.  Though I am partial to Stormhaven, I still enjoyed Necropolis quite a bit.  Spoiler alert!  This is the book of 'Earth' with the previous being fire, wind, and water (in that order).  For fans out there who haven't figured
    it out, I urge you to take a closer look at the development of Whyborne's magical powers.  The story flows well and pulls the reader easily across the parched lands of Egypt in this emotional tale.  I enjoyed how there was much 
    more depth given to Christine.  The two lovers managed to have sex basically everywhere, including in the middle of a sandstorm.  They have interesting priorities!  A good read over-all.  Always enjoy Jordan's writing.

    ~ A. L. Wilson (because BnN won't let me sign this for some reason)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Yet another wonderful book in the series. The story flows well

    Yet another wonderful book in the series. The story flows well and though slightly predictable, it delivered a masterful tale that led us across oceans and parched desert lands. My only real complaint stems from some of the editing. Jordan's books are almost always crisp and clean when it comes to grammar and random mistakes, but this one had a few more than I'm used to seeing. There were even a few major mistakes that made the flow of certain passages suffer. The story itself is worth picking up and enjoying. I am never disappointed in Jordan's work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    A great book!

    A great follow up on this series! The author makes you laugh!

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