Inkarna is a full-length novel set in contemporary Cape Town, and features the doings of a member of an ancient Egyptian reincarnation cult who returns in the wrong body.
If you’re a fan of Indiana Jones meets Supernatural, heavily garnished with an ancient Egyptian theme, then look no further.
The Book has been published via the Indie Publisher Dark Continents Publishing and is available as eBook and Paperback - 294 pages - released in June 2012.
About the Book
Whoever ran Ashton Kennedy over with a big shiny SUV did the world a favour. The man cheated on his girlfriend, got a drug lord's sister pregnant, and was overly fond of indulging in illegal narcotics.
Elizabeth Rae Perry did not expect to get reincarnated in this thoroughly disagreeable man’s body.
A member of an ancient Egyptian cult, she had been promised the body of three-year-old girl so she could get a fresh start. Now she’s forced to come to terms with her new existence as a man, and untangle the mess he made of his life.
On top of that, she also has to figure out why House Adamastor's chapter house has been abandoned, and hide a dangerous secret that is thrust upon her. Just to complicate matters further, she’s haunted by an angry, malevolent ghost while coming to terms with finding love in the most unexpected place.
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- "Nerine Dorman has created an amazing book. Most supernatural stories are boring, tired, and lacking in quality. Not so with Inkarna. You really feel the weight of the character Lizzie as she is reborn into the world through the mess of a life left behind by Ashton.
Several things do strike me about this book. One is the way the switch of gender is described. Almost everyone wonders what it would be like to be the opposite gender. This book explores that in a way which the reader really can feel. Another interesting element is the use of ancient Egyptian concepts of the soul in a context other than Egypt. The author has done real research. And of course who can resist reading about a long-term conspiracy between two occult groups?
If you like supernatural stories, you should read this book.[...]" - Dwayne Brock
- "[...] This story has endearing moments of self discovery and fantastic and frightening paranormal elements. Dorman writes beautifully and effortlessly incorporates magic, Egyptian mysticism and an airtight plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Inkarna is easily the best book I've read this year. Nerine Dorman is now at the top of my must buy list." - Melissa Ecker
- "[...] Ms. Dorman has a wonderful hand with description. I felt as if I were familiar with Cape Town when, in actuality, I've never set foot there. Ms. Dorman's love of South Africa is evident on each page. At just under 300 pages, this novel is rich and complex, dark and intriguing and well worth the time it takes to read it. It is not a fast read because attention must be paid to the details, the Egyptian terms and concepts and all the twists and turns of the never predictable plot.
I eagerly look forward to devouring each of Ms. Dorman's novels as they are bound to appear." - Amy Burgess
- "[...] There were several occasions when reading that I got so wrapped up in the book that I almost missed train stops, and I'd get "itchy fingers" until I could get back to turning the pages. For anyone who loves paranormal or mystical fiction, or for anyone who likes stories that are a bit out of the ordinary, or for anyone who just enjoys a well-written book, I'd highly recommend Inkarna." - Icy Sedgwick
About the Author
Her book reviews, as well as travel, entertainment and lifestyle editorial regularly appear in national newspapers.
A few of her interests include music travel, history (with emphasis on Egypt), psychology, philosophy, magic and the natural world.
She's always had a love of the written word. Her day job entails working as a sub-editor and writer for a newspaper publisher, but she's a founding member of a long-running F/SF/H writers’ group in Cape Town, and founded the annual Bloody Parchment short story competition and event, under the auspices of the South African HorrorFest.
Her novels span multiple genres, from urban to dark fantasy, to contemporary settings.
Her published works include Khepera Rising, Khepera Redeemed, The Namaqualand Book of the Dead, Tainted Love (writing as Therese von Willegen), Hell's Music (writing as Therese von Willegen), What Sweet Music They Make, and Inkarna.
At present, Nerine Dorman is working hard to finish the follow-up to Inkarna, which is tentatively entitled Thanatos.
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