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(Whyborne & Griffin #4)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  2,751 ratings  ·  366 reviews
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 murd ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published May 5th 2014 by Jordan L. Hawk (first published May 4th 2014)
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Ms. Smartarse
If you want to earn brownie points with one Percival Whyborne, you need only to give him a complex ancient scroll to translate and lock him in his office. For bonus points, consider locking his boyfriend in there as well.

What you do not do is request his presence at a fundraising gala, nor cite him to a family Christmas dinner. NO, not even if you're charitable enough to invite his boyfriend.

Father had been involved in a cult which first unjustly confined Griffin to a madhouse, then tried to sa
Man oh man! Was this an exciting installment or what?!? Whyborne and Griffin travel to Egypt to help Christine out. It is action packed to say the least. And yes, as other reviews have said, it reminds me of The Mummy in some ways but it's also different in a lot of ways. And since that is a favorite of all time movie of mine, I'm not complaining at all.

Poor Griffin. He just can't escape his worst nightmare. Thankfully Whyborne is there to help him. I love these two so much. I can definitely say
K.J. Charles
I love this series. I love this installment. Hot, scary, vividly written, terrific setting, wonderful development of the ongoing story, delightful characters. I am *consumed* with jealousy at how Jordan handles ongoing series. I think she must plan them or something. Cow.

Obviously, having co-written a crossover story Remnant: A Caldwell & Feximal/Whyborne & Griffin Mystery involving these characters, I am not what you might call impartial. But the reason I'm not impartial is that I flip
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it

3.5 stars

If you haven't read Jordan L. Hawk's Whyborne & Griffin series...why the heck not?

I LOVE this series so much.  Percival Endicott Whyborne is just one of my favorite characters in books today.  He's funny and unfortunate, grouchy and sweetly uncertain...and I love reading about him and his love, Griffin Flaherty. They make me HAPPY!!!!! For someone who used to read neither historicals nor paranormal books, the W&G series has converted me.

Necropolis is book 4 in the series and tha
Richard Derus
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindled, quiltbag
Rating: 4* of five

Book four in a series is a tricky point. There's a reason most of the fantasy/genre publishing world has been dominated by trilogies: We're mostly sick of the joke by the time we get to book three. Even of characters that are delightful and daisy-fresh and involved in unique endeavors, by the time we've read 300,000 words-plus about them, we're in full fatigue mode. It's the same reason there are danger points in marriages, cliffs that TV shows fall over, serial entrepreneurs.

Written September 7, 2014

3.7 Stars - a tremendous adrenaline rush among the mummies in Egypt

Book #4

Necropolis is the fourth part in the adventurous, and often spooky scary, historical Whyborne & Griffin series by Jordan L. Hawk.


A week later..
I'm glad and happy. ~ This was a always a well made, exciting and a good continuation of an engaging love story. Possibly more of adventure than romance book, but anyway nice reading.


The former Pinkerton D
Nov 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Lon Chaney is ready for his resurrection.

Quality entertainment in this W&G Monster of the Week episode in EGYPT! Hurrah for an exotic locale, which Whyborne being the consummate city boy, means a dreadful subtraction in the creature comforts.
West Virginia marked the farthest I’d ever strayed from Widdershins. I’d hated the heat and mosquitos, but at least we’d had a hotel and other civilized amenities. What if Christine expected me to sleep in a tent?
Poor Ival, no one seems to care that
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Poor Whyborne. He thought traveling to Virginia was rough...

I haven't yet read any of Lovecraft's Egyptian stories so I don't know how much research he did, but if this is an accurate representation I'm guessing not a dang lot.

That's fine, though: the vibe here is definitely the 1999 action film "The Mummy" not, you know, real mummies. No actual history was harmed in the making of this novel.

This was good fun, and more adventure than romance -- which is true for all this series, but this one is
3.5 stars

This was a very welcome instalment in this series for me. I needed to unwind after some heavy reads and what better way to do that then with Why and Griff et la belle companie….

I had





all wrapped into one. Yes, a fun read for me.

On a more serious note, I liked how the relationship between Why and Griff continues to develop. Slowly but surely, love that. I also enjoyed the developments on the Christine side. Yeah go girl go.

I want to thank my buddy rea
Rhys Ford
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have always been honest about my love for Jordan L. Hawk’s writing. She’s delivered fantastical and well crafted stories time and time again. In Necropolis, the fourth in the Whyborne & Griffin series, Hawk once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

Simply put, she uses the RIGHT words, threads them together so the whole is so much greater than the sum of its parts. Or rather to go with the “true” phrasing; The whole is other than the sum of the parts.

I think Hawk’s books are in fac
Jenni Lea
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Whyborne and Griffin are back and better than ever! This is one of my favorites in the series. I love anything to do with Egypt and I love anything to do with Ival so when you put them together? Well, that makes JL a happy, happy person! I loved seeing a stronger side of Ival and I adore seeing Griffin get jealous. He's so growly! The story was, as always, fast paced and highly entertaining. I wish she would write more of these two.
When I think of Whyborne and his fez, all I can see is this:

This was, once again, a fantastic ride! This time, Hawk takes us all the way to Egypt, where we find ghuls and a demon and long lost sister (view spoiler), mummies an ancient Egyptian queen, and magic, and thrills and chills! But through it all, we have Percival and Griffin, who just shine so bright, no matter what is happening around them. I think these two are fast becoming my favorite couple, and I can't wa
4 Stars

In this gripping installment, Whyborne and Griffin travel to Egypt, where Whyborne finds himself in a great battle of wills against a possibly possessed camel that has set his eyes (and mouth) on Whyborne’s newly acquired and spectacularly fashionable fez.

...Okay, maybe that wasn’t the main plot, but it did happen!

What actually went down once Whyborne and Griffin arrived in Egypt (where they’d been summoned for help by the always fabulous Christine), involved a lot of ancient Egyptian re

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this after each one of these but here I go again. This one is my favourite. For realz this time.

‘Necropolis’ had it all going on. From the first sentence to the last I was totally sucked in. I mean how could I not be? You take Whyborne who complained about going to West Virginia in ‘Threshold’ and send him to Egypt. To sleep in a tent!

Taking Whyborne out of his comfort zone is always hilarious. He is so not a people person and he really likes his routine, he is startin
♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣
Review On Prism Book Alliance, where the Pharaohs Run Amok!

Ahh, Ival and Grif. They’re now a year into their cohabitation and enjoying it greatly. It isn’t long before the next cause for adventure becomes clear: they’re needed in Egypt, Christine having sent a short and nearly desperate sounding telegram, imploring them to come and help on her latest dig, her first as leader. So what’s a Whyborne to do? Make his way to Cairo, of course, with Griffin accompanying his dear in order to help their f
This series is absolutely amazing!!! This book has so many things that I love: mystery, fantasy, fabulous scenarios, history, great characters and most of all, a beautiful and honest love!

Whyborne and Griffin have my whole heart! Their relationship is growing and becoming stable... They can't imagine their life without each other. Insecurities disappear, fears of losing the other vanished, and their love is strong and amazing!

“You’re the world to me.”

Once again, I have to mention Christine! She
Vanessa North
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was positively full of gross, icky monsters.

The last two books have relied heavily, even hinged upon, TSTL storylines, and this one was refreshingly devoid of that. This story was very much more a mystery/adventure story than a romance, as has been the pattern in this series. The big twist was clear to me very, very early in the book, which might have spoiled a little bit of my fun, but this is part of my frustration with the mystery genre, and not necessarily a reflection on Ms. Hawk'
¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★°**★
Escapism Perfection!

Smexin, Imperfection!

And, still Griffin and Ival...and Daisy were awesome!

The Book, IMO...

This was a wonderful fictional get away. Man oh man, what a wonderful journey with Daisy and my guys!

I love the way the romance and the magic comes alive in this book! This book was great, it had LOT'S of Indian Jones Adventure and touches of sweetness. At times, this was so adventurous I felt a wee bit out of breath.


what made me stop and catch my breath, was the sweetness
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Re-read December 2016
Still amazing!!!
I'm really enjoying this series and always look forward to reading more about the adventurers of Percival and the love of his life Griffin. Whyborne receives a telegram from his good friend Christine asking for assistance on an ancient archaeological site she's working on in Egypt. Whyborne's not really made for travel but thankfully Griffin's on hand to take care of the organising and basically make sure things tick along.

After a long and very tedious journey Whyborne and Griffin arrive in Egy
LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kapow, favorites, dianne
°•○★5 Stars ~ KAPOW!★○•°
A "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" Review

An archaeologist, a private detective, and a comparative philologist-cum-sorcerer walk into a tomb…and what follows is plenty of hair raising, rollicking, hold on to your hat action that prevails in epic Whyborne & Griffin form.

My fellow readers know that I harbor massive, undying love for this series. I feel as though the characters of Whyborne, Griffin and Christine have become personal friends. I know many of you feel the same
When I was younger, Agatha Christie's books were one of my constant companies. I loved them so much, which probably built my love over mystery books over time. And I had always loved it when Ms. Christie set the stories in Egypt. There was something grand and magical about the place that made me yearn to have an adventure of my own (although probably without the murder)

So with "Necropolis", the fourth book in Whyborne & Griffin series set in Egypt, it just brought the nostalgic feeling back.
Kaje Harper
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This fourth book of the series is another excellent mix of action-adventure, paranormal, historical detail and romance. I enjoyed seeing Christine have her moments in the spotlight, and anticipate more developments for her in the next book. There are also some interesting hints about Whyborne's abilities with magic, and his progression towards true sorcery, that may lead in complicating directions in the next installment.

This book is a bit of a plateau in the relationship of the MCs. There are t
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: genre-sff
It was fun! Again! I love this series, the characters, the suspense, and Necropolis was entertaining and lovely.

I had missed Christine in the last book—because she ROCKS—and this book brings her back in full force. I’d love to read a short from her perspective, I think. That would be really something :-)

Griffin and Whyborne are an amazing couple:
I’ve cast my lot with yours, remember? Where you go, I go.
They are swoon-worthy. I like how they’ve grown in their relationship. You can really see a di

Another spectacular, great-fun, action-packed, deliciously horrific adventure that kept me captivated, amazed and breathless. More please !!

Percival Endicott Whyborne and Griffin Flaherty have won me over! In Necropolis the fourth instalment in this series, Whyborne & Griffin journey to Egypt to face a legendary sorceress who has risen from the dead.

Plenty of action, lots of adventure, a bit of mystery and intrigue - what's not to like!

4 stars
What a great fourth episode to the Whyborne & Griffin series!

Each novel adds another layer of complexity to the characters and raises the narrative bar higher and higher.

Whyborne is finally accepting his nature as a sorcerer while Griffin has to struggle to endure this new awareness. Christine is constantly growing as a character, from bad-tempered sidekick to well-rounded, layered personality and loyal friend. The new addition to the team - the Anglo-Egyptian Iskander Barnett, with his secr
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!! So far this is my favorite book in the series...maybe it’s the archeologist in me (OK, I only studied it in uni), or maybe it’s having visited the great pyramids, and Luxor, and the Valley of Kings. Whatever the reason, I have a thing for archaeology and Egyptology and this one hit all my buttons. Lovers, curses, mysterious robed men, half-eaten bodies, secret cellars, hat-eating camels, baby-stealing jackals, cobras, daemons, and magic. Oh, ya, sexy times, too :).

This is a truly fun

Holy caravansary, Batman! Our intrepid heroes, Whyborne and Griffin, are adventuring in Egypt, chasing down more bad guys, and they are in rare form. Not even getting caught in a fierce, in-the-middle-of-nowhere black-out sandstorm can stop them, or keep them from getting down and dirty…

“We lay in the darkness, listening to the sand on the canvas [tent], the moan of the wind around the ropes, as our breathing evened out… “Relaxed now”? Griffin teased.

You gotta do what you gotta do. And that’s
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Jordan L. Hawk is a non-binary queer author from North Carolina. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave them a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When they aren’t writing, they brew their own beer and try to keep the cats from destroying the house. Their best-selling Whyborne & Griffin series (beginning with Widdershins) can be found in print, ebook, ...more

Other books in the series

Whyborne & Griffin (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin, #1)
  • Threshold (Whyborne & Griffin, #2)
  • Stormhaven (Whyborne & Griffin, #3)
  • Bloodline (Whyborne & Griffin, #5)
  • Hoarfrost (Whyborne & Griffin, #6)
  • Maelstrom (Whyborne & Griffin, #7)
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“Oh honestly, Whyborne, don't put up such a fuss. I swear, you men have your entire egos tied to the functioning of a few inches of flesh."
"More than a few," Griffin said with a smirk.
I buried my face in my hands and wished the mummy's curse were real and might strike me down immediately.”
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