Nekhet

Nekhet

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by David Mayer
     
 
In Nekhet, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Reswyt, Sabine Jahn’s finally asleep – and finding that things in the dreaming realm have changed for the worse. The war has settled into an uneasy stalemate, with the Jager now in a defensive posture behind the great chasm created by Brummbar to protect them from the Queen’s armies. Dylan, now

Overview

In Nekhet, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Reswyt, Sabine Jahn’s finally asleep – and finding that things in the dreaming realm have changed for the worse. The war has settled into an uneasy stalemate, with the Jager now in a defensive posture behind the great chasm created by Brummbar to protect them from the Queen’s armies. Dylan, now among the horses, finds their mysterious leader steadfastly unwilling to enter into the conflict on either side – and without their aid, the Jager are unable to break out from their positions.

Suspecting that the Artifex is designing even more destructive weapons for the Queen’s army, Dylan encourages Sabine to remove him from the Queen's employ by any means necessary. But while Sabine, Josh, and Dylan forge a plan to awaken the Artifex from inside the dreaming realm, Sabine is unaware that one of the Queen’s agents is hunting her here on Earth – setting up a breathtaking race against time that will keep readers turning pages to the very end.

Editorial Reviews

Rebecca Hardy
"Unafraid to challenge the reader from time to time, Nekhet is a smart, crisply-written work, with a serpentine plot sure to delight intelligent readers, and characters that once again benefit from Mayer’s commitment to backstory. It’s the work of an author discovering the joy of taking a premise to its full potential, and it’s a spine-tingling, breathless read. Highly recommended."
David Haden
“From the opening chapter Nekhet clearly announces that it is far superior to the current publisher-driven YA offerings. You’ll find here more finely crafted writing, more baroquely rich world-building, all woven around ideas about dreams and Egyptology…this is a beautiful and dense work which clearly shows why novels can play more glitteringly in the mind than any of the baubles offered by Hollywood or videogames.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014182898
Publisher:
DAVID MAYER
Publication date:
03/31/2012
Series:
Dreamline , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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Nekhet 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this series through a forum post, more specifically from the signature on a forum post. After reading the descriptions it sounded like just the kind of novels I love - Epic fantasies. I am a true fan of Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and so on.. you get the idea, and this book is right up there with them in my opinion. I hate reading spoilers, so I won't go into to much detail about the story. What I will say is that I loved the book most for its characters. it is very typical for a book to only have one or two 3 dimensional characters, and have the rest easily forgettable. The author does an excellent job of fleshing everyone out and developing them entirely. It is nice to be able to understand the characters thought process and actions, and it is all very consistent to each personality. because of this it is easy to connect and like the characters, root for some and curse at others. Although the character development was what really astounded me, the overall plot and side-stories were incredible also. Take these realistic characters and sit them down in this chain of events and you have a brilliant novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic sequel! I was very excited to see what happens next in the series, and was not disappointed. Now I can't wait for the next one!
KatiePryce More than 1 year ago
I found the first book in the Dreamline series, Reswyt, quite by accident - and it was a happy accident indeed. I've read a dozen other paranormal fantasy books since finishing Reswyt, but this was the book I've been most anxiously awaiting, and Nekhet really delivers. I won't run down the plot summary in the Amazon description above, other than to say that the two characters mentioned - the scarred girl and the horses' leader - are both very important characters and ultimately look like they will turn the tide of the war in the dreaming world. The writing is first-rate, the characters far deeper than you're going to find in most YA fantasy, and the plot won't let you put the book down - what else do you look for in a great book? If you haven't started this series yet, you're missing out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If Reswyt was good, this book is bound to be
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Laureezy More than 1 year ago
This review may contain spoilers for the first book. Please do not read any further if you have not read Reswyt. The war in Reswyt rages on in the second installment of the Dreamline series. At the end of the first book, Sabine found the lead box that was meant to house the pendant that allows her to travel to Reswyt. When the pendant is not left in the box, it inhibits sleep. Sabine is finally able to sleep and dream. I don't want to give too much away about her new role in Reswyt, but she manifests as an animal. Dylan also returns to Reswyt as a horse and tries to rally the other horses to fight with the Jager. Sabine has been teaching Josh to use her pendant and how to do magic in Reswyt. There are several new characters in Nekhet and each one plays an important role in the story. After a tragic death in the Jager camp, they formulate a plan to capture the Queen's Artifex, Moravin. Moravin has been building weapons and guns for the queen. They fear that he is searching for materials to make a larger, more threatening weapon that will destroy the Balance of Reswyt. The plan is to "awaken" him, but his situation on earth has complicated things. My thoughts.... Once again, I am left feeling like a bumbling idiot! I'm still amazed that a book can leave me speechless. I mean seriously, I can't even form a coherent sentence right now. Dave has produced another STUNNING work of art. The characters are extremely well written and you get to see them grow in this book. I wasn't used to Dave's writing style when I read Reswyt, but now I see the beauty in it. It was much easier now that I knew what kind of flow to expect. The story is told from several of the characters vantage points. I think that was what confused me while reading Reswyt, but now I have come to appreciate it. I didn't think that there was any way to top Reswyt, boy was I dead wrong!! Nekhet is an exhilarating roller coaster of action and adventure that has left me wanting! I'm sharing a comment from Facebook with you because it is exactly how I feel. "I envy anyone's ability to read this book for the first time. It is so moving, and so beautiful and so...GOOD." -Erin. It's safe to say that I have found my new favorite author.
sarahthomas More than 1 year ago
I'd been waiting on pins and needles for months for this book to come out, and I stayed up to finish it the day it came out. It's a fantastic, imaginative followup to one of the best fantasy/YA books I read in 2011, and now I can't wait for the next one! If you're suffering from Hunger Games withdrawal (and/or 'letdown' - especially after Mockingjay), I have good news for you: the next great series is already here!
AkemiTrent More than 1 year ago
Even better than the first one, and that's saying a lot- I LOVED Reswyt. But the second book in most fantasy series is better than the first, since there's no need to introduce characters and concepts, and that's true of this book, too. Nekhet picks up immediately after the events of Reswyt, and finds things in the dreaming world have changed considerably. Without spoilering the plot, it’s enough to say that Sabine has her work cut out for her in undoing what has been done, and doing so ends up costing her dearly – both in our world and the dreaming world (Reswyt). If you enjoyed the first one, you’re going to love the next installment. If you HAVEN’T read the first one yet…what are you waiting for?