Title: Nekhet (Dreamline – Book 2)
Author: David Mayer
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Genre: Fiction / Paranormal Fantasy
Print Length: 431 pages
Nekhet for Kindle: $5.99
Nekhet for Nook: $5.99
Reviewer: D.S. White
In Nekhet, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Reswyt, Sabine Jahn’s finally asleep – and finding that things in the dreaming realm have changed for the worse. The war has settled into an uneasy stalemate, with the Jager now in a defensive posture behind the great chasm created by Brummbar to protect them from the Queen’s armies. Dylan, now among the horses, finds their mysterious leader steadfastly unwilling to enter into the conflict on either side – and without their aid, the Jager are unable to break out from their positions.
Suspecting that the Queen’s Artifex is designing even more destructive weapons for the Queen’s army, Dylan encourages Sabine to remove him from the Queen’s employ by any means necessary. When Sabine, Josh, and Dylan join forces to save the increasingly-conflicted Moravin from the Queen’s clutches, their plan goes awry – leaving them little choice but to attempt to awaken the Queen’s Artifex from inside the dreaming realm. But while Sabine works to find the key to unlock the comatose boy’s condition, she is unaware that one of the Queen’s agents is hunting her here on Earth – setting up a breathtaking race against time that will keep readers turning pages to the very end.
“Unafraid to challenge the reader from time to time, Nekhet is a smart, crisply-written work, with a serpentine plot sure to delight intelligent readers, and characters that once again benefit from Mayer’s commitment to backstory. It’s the work of an author discovering the joy of taking a premise to its full potential, and it’s a spine-tingling, breathless read. Highly recommended.” – - Rebecca Hardy, Bibliotica
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David Mayer continues the magic in Book 2 of the Dreamline series and I found myself in tears a time or two. My daughter makes fun of me because she says that my stamp on a good book or movie is how much I cry. Sabine’s journey of evolution and strength, dealing with her father’s death, a move to a new place and a parellel world of dreams and her role therein. What is dream and what is reality?
Eventhough this is dubbed a fantasy novel, for the authenticity of emotions and true to life characterizations that run through it,it should be submitted to an award committee of some kind.
This book series is great for anyone who loved The Mummy movies or the Mannequin or Raiders of the Lost Ark. All of which I loved. One part mysticism, one part adventure, one part heart tuggingly romantic storyline. Don’t miss Reswyt – (Dreamline Book One)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Mayer is a Denver entrepreneur and part-time archaeologist with an MA in anthropology. While attending the MA program at the University of Colorado in 1999, he won the Duane Quiatt Award for Excellence in Anthropological Writing, and soon after he became interested in writing fiction with an anthropologist’s perspective.