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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 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.

©2014 Jordan L. Hawk (P)2014 Jordan L. Hawk

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Favourite so far

This is definitely my favourite Whyborne & Griffin story yet. I love stories set in Egypt and their mythology, so that gave it an extra draw for me. I don't want to give anything away, so I will just say, things look good for Christine...

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  • Heather
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 07-10-14

"I am a Sorcerer"

Whyborne and Griffen travel to Egypt, and mayhem ensues. Once again Jordan L Hawk has created a great story for her heroes to unravel. And Whyborne has finally admitted that he is a sorcerer!
I hope that JLH will continue with this series, the characters, energy, and story lines are a great read, and I don't think that anyone could do Percival Endicott Whyborne better than Julian G. Simmons.

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  • Jim Lee
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, US
  • 07-21-17

Great Story - Great Sex

The author wrote a great roller coasters tale. Plenty of ups and downs and mind jarring turns! When I listened to the scene in the tent in the middle of a sand storm, I some come on that would never happen. But after I pondered it, it made perfect erotic sense for to hot gay guys.

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Take Whyborne and Griffin to Egypt!

This is a great one, full of Christine. By now you should know how great this series is. This is no exception.

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Superb installment to an already stellar series

I bow to the talent that is author Jordan L. Hawk and narrator Julian G. Simmons!! Just finished listening to the audio of Necropolis and the narration blew me away (or was that Whyborne's lightning spell?) I've read all the books in this series and listened to and loved all of the audios. These characters own such a firm place in my heart, and I find the perfect manner in which Mr. Simmons brings them to life complements the joy of Jordan's amazing stories.

I'm a huge audio book fan and this series is my favorite. :-)

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another fun adventure

I love these characters, it was great to get a glimpse of Christine's early years and to see her in her element. Whybourne grows as a sorcerer and the crew embarks upon another exciting adventure with the occult, a thoroughly enjoyable book.

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Enthralling

Amazing page Turner hard to put down If you've enjoyed the rest of the series this is definitely a book to continue up with

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Whyborne and the desert, it is a hoot!

As I started the fourth book in the series I had pretty high hopes, and Jordan Hawk cleared that goal with some room to spare.

In order to avoid spoilers all I will say is you get a glimpse of the dirty, dusty and rough desert. You see Whyborne grapple with the "horrors" of living in a tent. You get a bit more background on Griffon (there can never be enough background). You get some good sex scenes. Finally you get a lot more background on Christine.

I wasn't sure how I felt about Christine when this all started. I wasn't sure if she was going to fit into the stereotypical woman with gay guy best friends. However she has been flushed out and given a pretty cool backstory. I look forward to more about her now as well.

Oh, on a down note, Christine sounds like a catty gay guy sometimes when the narrator reads her part. I am not sure if its on purpose or maybe just something I am hearing, but that was the only negative.

If you liked the first three, definitely you want to read this.

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Best book in the series yet!

Necropolis is my personal favorite in the series. The plot is a little slow to develop while the author builds suspense and mystery, but the climax is a rush of adrenaline that is the very definition of page-turner!

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The narrator is improving

What made the experience of listening to Necropolis the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the camel trying to eat Percival's fez throughout.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I have decided that I don't like books that take place in the desert. Although I did like learning a bit about the excavation of the Egyptian artifacts.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I think the narrator is getting better about distinguishing his voices from one another or maybe I am just getting back at the subtle shifts in his tone. It does seem though that while he is trying to make the voices distinctive, sometimes a bit of the acting is lost in the delivery.

If you could rename Necropolis, what would you call it?

It suited the work.

Any additional comments?

This story was a little slow for me for some reason. I generally like the Whybourne and Griffin stories so this must be an indicator that I need to take a break and come back to them. It just seems that Percival uses magic and Griffin gets annoyed. Christine shows her remarkable resourcefulness and unwavering determination again and I guess I would just like a little variation on these characters. Although we did draw out more emotion from Christine in this story than I have ever noticed before. Maybe that was the problem is the story seemed more centered on her.

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  • susan
  • 07-12-18

Good story but a lot of sex for my taste

I’ve read all the books in this series so far & have found them to be fun, lgbtqia historic lovecraftian fantasy.
I only really have two small quibbles. The sex borders on gratuitous for me, but then I prefer my books to very minimal on the sex front.
The other quibble is that the book falls into the pitfall of much gay fiction, it seems to forget the lbtqia exist. What is it with gay fiction only including white gay men?
Whatever, all in all a fun book & a fun series.

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  • MaryD
  • 12-04-15

Necropolis great continuation of the series

I really enjoyed this story it gave the whole atmosphere of Egypt and the 19th Century. This is due to the wonderful narration brining the characters to life and enhancing the vivid description of the demons