Reviewed by Heather C
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Whyborne & Griffin #4
Heroes: Percival Endicott Whyborne & Griffin Flaherty
Genre: M/M Historical Romance, Paranormal
Length: 69,700 words
Release Date: May 5, 2014
Available at: Smashwords, Amazon, All Romance eBooks and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: 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.
Oh, Whyborne and Griffin…how I love you so.
Whyborne’s best friend Christine sends him an urgent telegram asking him to travel to Egypt to help her with an important matter of the magical kind. Of course Whyborne isn’t going to leave her stranded…and Griffin won’t be left behind.
Gah! I can go on and on and on about how much I loved this book…
Whyborne and Griffin. Of course I could read about them over and over again if I could ever find the time. These two are so much in love with each other and their passion is only getting stronger and stronger with each book. Their insecurities are still clearly evident but they are both working hard to reassure each other that what they have together is meant to last forever.
“You have no idea, do you? You were so cold and aloof when I met you. Frozen, and I wanted nothing more in the world than to thaw you, to uncover the fire I knew you hid inside.” ~ Griffin
Griffin’s admission continues on a bit further but I don’t want to share too much. They undo me! I love the give and take, how Griffin is trying to understand Whyborne’s use of sorcery, even though it terrifies him. And finally, Whyborne’s denial starts to slip.
Christine. One of the best female sidekicks EVER! Remember back in Threshold when Christine traveled with Whyborne and Griffin to the mining village? And Christine was as kick-ass as ever? Well, Necropolis has a very similar feel with the trio working together again to save the world. Only this time, Christine is in need of their assistance.
“To be fair, if Christine is having difficulties, it means the problem can’t be simply shot or bludgeoned with a shovel” ~ Whyborne
Yeah, Christine is “digging” into some dangerous territory.
As always, the banter between Whyborne and Christine is sharp and humorous. Plus, there’s even some interesting revelations about Christine. I’ve been waiting for so long to learn more about her…
Mythology, Archaeology and Mystery. I have to admit that I did struggle a little in the beginning with all the Egyptian mythology details. It was information overload on a subject I’m not all that familiar with. But slowly it started coming together in my brain and I had no trouble after the first 20% or so. I LOVED the archaeological aspects of the adventure…felt like I was learning something! It’s very obvious here that the author knows her “stuff”. The mythology and archaeology was woven together to create a mystery that was creepy as hell! Equally as scary and dangerous as any of the previous three books of the series with plenty of crazy twists and turns. More than once I said to myself: “How the HELL are they going to get out of THIS?!”
Another must read Whyborne & Griffin! I could never get enough of these two.
Overall Impression: I Loved It!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*