Carrie Clevenger's Reviews > Khepera Rising

Khepera Rising by Nerine Dorman
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Apr 20, 2011

it was amazing
Read from April 17 to 20, 2011

James “Jamie” Guillaume starts out as a thirty-something man who runs an occult shop, has a proud reputation as South Africa’s “Wickedest Man”, has his pick of all the kindergoths in town at his disposal, and wears carefully applied make-up, completing his immersion in his self-constructed fantasy world. Piece-by-piece, this meticulously-maintained environment is slowly reduced, laying bare the true man beneath the veneer and positioning him against larger-than-life adversaries.

Khepera Rising is a stunning masterpiece of dark paranormal urban fantasy beyond typical glittery fae or vampires. This book is reserved for readers who want to sink chest-deep in satiny prose, vivid descriptions, and a plot that keeps them turning the page long after their body has made the call for sleep in the wee hours of the morning.

I finished this book in two day’s time only because I simply found it impossible to put the book down. The characters are each bright and memorable, and I didn’t run into the problem I encounter often, which is forgetting who is who and wondering what exactly their significance in the greater scheme of things is. No, every individual is well-placed, an essential piece of a magnificent chess set in Dorman’s universe.

Dorman further flexes her literary skills by exposing her in-depth knowledge of the subject matter and takes her reader by the hand to lead them through a labyrinth of blacker subjects than your typical St. Martin’s novel. This book provides a deeply engrossing and educational read, set on the shores of Cape Town, in South Africa.

Not since Dean Koontz’s olden horror-writing days have I been so enthralled by a story.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Khepera Rising.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

04/17/2011 page 21
04/19/2011 page 90
43.0% "It's nearly impossible to put this book down to do other things."
show 1 hidden update…

No comments have been added yet.