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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Review of Inkarna

Nerine Dorman
Dark Continents Publishing 20121
ISBN 9780983160397

   Ashton Kennedy is most definitely not a nice guy. He cheats on his girlfriend, takes massive amounts of illegal drugs, knocks up a drug lord's sister, just to name a few. He is an ass-wipe at its finest. Elizabeth Rae Perry, a member of an ancient Egyptian cult, finds to her misfortune, to be reincarnated into his body. 
   Elizabeth has to come to terms with ending up in a man's body along with trying to discover why House Adamastor's chapter house is empty. To top things off, she has to find a way to keep a secret she didn't know she was supposed to keep. If everything wasn't bad enough, she encounters a malicious ghost who just might be dangerous. Lets not leave out the fact she just may be falling in love.
   All I can say is, wow, what a story! This is not my usual type of read. I am a vampire type of gal. Yeah, I know. Isn't everyone now a days? This book takes us into a different realm and quite an interesting place it is. We first encountered Inkarna in the book written by Nerine and Carrie Clevenger, Blood and Fire. I fell in love with the character then and couldn't wait to get more of him. He is another bad boy that a woman needs to stay away from. Shouldn't every woman come across one of those in her life? I was having a difficult time getting my head wrapped around this educated proper woman reincarnating in a man's body. The author does such a fantastic job of bringing this character to life that it just seems the natural thing to happen.
   The story line develops beautifully with the lead in from Elizabeth's life before until she ends up in the body of Ashton Kennedy. I have to say I was just a bit confused in the beginning when all the different terms were used from Kha to Akh to name just a couple. This was all new territory for me, but this did not deter from the story. By the time the story had developed fully, I knew what was going on even though the terms are unfamiliar to me. 
   It is interesting reading about a woman reincarnating into a man's body and learning to adjust to the feelings and reactions that are happening in her body as a man. The author does such a wonderful job that you can believe this can happen. The words are like a photo jumping off of the page. 
   I originally wanted to read this book because of Blood and Fire. I am so glad I did because it took me out of my comfort zone into another world to explore. I certainly hope there will be more to come from Inkarna. If you are looking for a different type of read, this is the one for you.

I give Inkarna 4 out of 5 stars

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