Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Whyborne and Griffin #4
Genre: M/M Historical Paranormal
Length: Short novel
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.
Source: Bought it
A tale of ruins, romance, sand and monsters – yes, Whyborne, Griffin and Christine are off to Egypt! I’ve been waiting for this kind of adventure ever since the series began and Christine was introduced as the archeologist who uncovered a forgotten pharaoh, much enamoured of dark forces. Whyborne, of course, is less enthusiastic about the whole show, but he is a good friend, so when Christine demands his presence he drags himself across the ocean, complaining bitterly all the way.
One thing I have noticed about this series is that it has made me suspicious of everyone they meet and everything they encounter. This does mean I am rarely surprised by anything, but it does make me wonder how any of them can be remotely trusting anymore. Maybe I’m just paranoid.
Anyway, there was much to enjoy in this exploratory adventure. Whyborne and the camel was a lovely lighthearted theme running throughout, and it was great to see so much of Christine, especially in charge and in her element. Griffin plays more of a supporting role around this time, but there are still plenty of romantic moments to keep everyone happy.
The plot itself was perhaps a little predictable, but still exciting. There are monsters and sabotage, discoveries and demons, not to mention plenty of fighting and fleeing. In all it’s another fast-paced, fun adventure from this excellent series and I cannot wait to see where it heads next.
(No, really, I couldn’t. I read all eight in less than a week! It’s just taking me a little longer to review them.)
Necropolis is Out Now.
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