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Necropolis

Whyborne & Griffin, Volume 4
Narrated by: Julian G. Simmons
Series: Whyborne & Griffin, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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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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Great series

A very enjoyable series that is well written and has likeable characters. Featuring Lovecraftian themes.

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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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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

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  • Jennifer
  • 18-07-14

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
  • 10-07-14

"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
  • 21-07-17

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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  • Leah Petersen
  • 17-10-15

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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  • Dianne T.
  • 02-07-14

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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  • Annika
  • 07-06-19

It's a brave new world

Whyborne leaves the country and braves the world - well Egypt in any case. A summons from his best friend Christine have him and his lover Griffin leaving the relative safety of Widdershins and travel across the world. What they find is more than they bargained for. Not only do they need to battle an ancient sorceress, but Whyborne is also battling his camel set on eating his every hat or fez.

I’m in awe of the world Hawk has created, the details and intricacy of it. And yet you know that they have so much more in store for you, things are hinted at, but you don’t get to know – at least not yet. That’s definitely my kind of story. I love it when things unravel slowly – both in terms of relationships where you really spend time getting to know the characters, but also in the world building. Where the reader (or listener) fumbles along right side the characters, experiencing it with them, feel the confusion, the horror of the creatures coming to life and so on.

I've enjoyed watching Whyborne grow these last few books, from the shy and introverted scholar, buried in books. To the more confident man and emerging sorcerer, daring to stand up for himself, his loved ones and what he believes. He still has ways to go, but I love seeing the transformation as we go. As far as he and Griffin are concerned they don’t change much compared to the last book. They are still strong together, but they still have ways to go, they have the same issues. So far though it works and I’m looking forward to see what the next book will bring.

Some of the moments that are most memorable to me are the ones that are a bit funny, the comic relief you will. In this book it was Whyborne's battle with a particular camel. One with a fondness for Whyborne’s hat. And how Julian G. Simmons don't laugh, or at least snickers while narrating I really don't know. As always I've really enjoyed listening to Simmons, I love his voice. I do wish for some more passion, but then again, you can't get everything and these audios are great to listen to.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes.

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  • Alex
  • 30-06-18

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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  • nyah
  • 31-05-18

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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  • AGirlUShouldKnow
  • 20-05-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-08-17

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!