The Jackal’s House

The Jackal s House Sequel to The Gilded ScarabSomething is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very m

  • Title: The Jackal’s House
  • Author: Anna Butler
  • ISBN: 9781635339444
  • Page: 229
  • Format: ebook
  • Sequel to The Gilded ScarabSomething is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy.Rafe Lancaster s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe s House encourages him to join Ned Sequel to The Gilded ScarabSomething is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy.Rafe Lancaster s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe s House encourages him to join Ned s next archaeological expedition, he sees a chance for it to deepen further Since all the Houses of the Britannic Imperium, Rafe s included, view assassination as a convenient solution to most problems, he packs his aether pistol just in case.Trouble finds them in Abydos Rafe and Ned begin to wonder if they re facing opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed What begins as tricks and pranks escalates to attacks and death, while the figure of the Dog the jackal headed god, Anubis, ruler of death casts a long shadow over the desert sands Destruction follows in his wake as he returns to reclaim his place in Abydos Can Rafe and Ned stand against both the god and House plots when the life of Ned s son is on the line

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    1. *I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review *I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this follow up to the amazing Gilded Scarab by Anna Butler. I was not disappointed in finding this new adventure just as unique and captivating as the first one.This book features Ned and Rafe settling into a relationship after the harrowing attack on Rafe which ended the last novel. Rafe is happy with his life—staying away from his House and spending time with Ned at his coffee house. Ned [...]

    2. LOVED IT!!!! Full review to follow soonishd in the meantime's something to set the mood, enjoyYou Belong to Me by Bing Crosby (totally my fav rendition of this song, even though Dean Martin did it first)and now promised, here's my review‘The Jackal’s House’ is the second book in Anna Butler’s amazing series “Lancaster’s Luck” but before I get into trying to explain why it’s amazing without giving away anything about the story. I’m just going to do a bit of housekeeping here…f [...]

    3. I can’t remember what prompted me read the first book in this series, The Gilded Scarab (not The Golden Scarab, like my brain insist on calling it), but I have been a huge fan since that first read. The alternate steampunky 19th century England was so my jam it isn’t even funny. And not only was it like everything I love about steampunk-style books, but the story was interesting and kinda unique. The characters, especially the main hero Rafe, were perfect fits for the world and the story bei [...]

    4. This is the sequel to The Gilded Scarab, one of my favorite books of 2015. It's steampunkish historical romance, with a bit of mystery. Rafe was an aviator, until a crash damaged his peripheral vision and left him grounded. He bought a coffee house near the London museum housing Egyptian artifacts, and came into the orbit of Ned Winters, archaeologist, fellow gay man (perforce closeted in this Victorianesque society), and Heir to the most powerful political family in Britain. Their adventures, a [...]

    5. Amazing. Just amazing and excellent and wonderful. It's books like this that make me tell people all about how much I love Steampunk when, in reality, I find so much of it to be disappointing. It's just that when it's good, it's soooo good. You have to roll your eyes at Rafe a little bit for not figuring out what was coming when everyone around him was dropping such heavy hints. But then when all is revealed your heart breaks for him a little anyway. It's okay. Ned will cheer him up.It's been so [...]

    6. A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 starsIt’s been quite a while since the first book in the Lancaster’s Luck series came out. The Gilded Scarab was released almost three years ago, and when I read it, I was eager for more in the series. The first book is one that has stuck with me, and I remembered all too well my love of Rafe. So even though it had been so long, I was very much looking forward to the next installment.I will say here that I think the time between books was a bit of a detriment. This [...]

    7. When I was much younger, I was fascinated by everything Egyptian. I grabbed every book with a sphinx or pyramid on the cover, every book with a mention of archeologists or Egyptologists in the blurb. It wasn’t that I was so interested in ancient Egyptian history, but the characters who would put their lives in danger to face down the curses and plagues and dangers facing those who dared to dig in ancient places. At some point, when I had consumed many, many books, some of them not that good, t [...]

    8. Excellent. I loved this. It is book two of a series and does not stand alone. The first book, The Gilded Scarab, is fantastic, so do read that first. I'm a big fan of Anna Butler's work. This series is great and her Taking Shield sci-fi series is a top, top favourite of mine. I'd call this a steampunk mystery with a central romance and it's fun and gripping and really enjoyable. Rafe and Ned are lovely characters and I had fun reading about them and their adventures in Aegypt. The political mach [...]

    9. I was already a huge fan of Anna Butler’s SF Taking Shield series before I started reading this one. Although it has a different feel to it—and is a different genre—I’m in love with this series too. The Jackal’s House—like book 1 in the series—is narrated in first person by Rafe Lancaster. I love his tongue-in-cheek banter, and internal narrative. One of the strengths of this author’s writing is her characterisations. Rafe is just the right mix of smart arse, and a man who feels [...]

    10. 4-1/2 StarsRafe and Ned have settled into the early stages of a blossoming relationship but Rafe's family is about to way in and expect him to not only continue his "friendship" but to encourage it so they have Ned's possible House support in the future. When Ned's latest dig is going to take him away from Rafe for nearly 6 months, situation presents itself for Rafe to go along. Will the find danger during the expedition and will said danger cause heartache for the new lovers or will it strength [...]

    11. I've been waiting for a sequel to The Gilded Scarab for ages! The characters and setting are one of my favorite I've read, and I've been chomping at the bit to get back to them.The plot on this one, as with the first, is a little slow. It takes a while for things to get going, and things don't really build to a real tension until at least 2/3 of the way through and was then resolved rather quickly. But I didn't mind too much because what kept me coming back to this book was Rafe. The PoV charact [...]

    12. I've been waiting impatiently for this book from the moment I closed the first book. It doesn't disappoint. Anna Butler has kept Rafe as charming, brave, and kind as he was in the first book. He's my book boyfriend, a term I just recently learned. But it's not just Rafe, but all the characters that really shine in this book. They're complex, interesting, and written so sharply, so distinctly, that I never mixed anybody up. Butler introduces a couple characters partway through this book, and by t [...]

    13. The second in the series and a must-read if you've enjoyed The Gilded Scarab, and possibly even if you haven't read that, although I'd recommend starting with book 1. Ned Winter, archaeologist and heir to one of the most powerful positions in this alternate-reality England of the early 1900s, is going back to AEgypt for another season's digging. Rafe will miss him badly but circumstances might mean that Rafe will be going, too. However, something or someone is sabotaging the dig in ways that be [...]

    14. 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5It was wonderful to see Rafe and Ned growing closer and getting more comfortable with each other. It was fun to see Rafe give his brother and other snobs their comeuppance when they realized how highly connected Rafe has become with his friendship with Ned and Ned's family (or House). Ned's son was a sweetie who was important in the book, but I felt he was appropriately shown and didn't overwhelm the story.Having read all of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series, I fo [...]

    15. Really exceptional world -the old and new together. Pretty neat. The political structure of The Brittanic Imperium made me think of the G8, G20 and Developing Nations. I was quite sorry when the story ended. I finished reading about 2 a.m. so I began speculating:Wont' Rafe have to get married sometime and what would Ned's reaction be? How would they deal with it? Would Rafe have a son / daughter who may becomes friends with Harry and / or Jack? All sorts of unsettled stuff crept in my mind. And [...]

    16. A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words ReviewRating: 5 stars out of 5For the full review visit wp/p220KL-c3cFrom that review: " Let me say right from the start The Jackal's House by Anna Butler is just outstanding entertainment and a grand read!  If you love suspense, mystery, romance, and a story full of intrigue and great world building, well, this is the one for you"For all our reviews, author interviews, and such, visit us at scatteredthoughtsandroguewords

    17. In short: I skipped all the pages with sex and the book turned out to be a far more interesting read after that.Didn't like Ned as much in this part. Rafe, once past the sex and waxing about Ned, turned interesting. I wish there was more about the House politics. The mystery was good. I kind of guessed who the kidnappers would be. The second half of the book went super fast.

    18. Even better I'm looking at another case of book hangover. that feeling of not wanting to leave the universe created by the author, nor leave the characters behind. The guided scarab was a grand adventure. The Jackel's house a perfect sequel now all I can do is hope we see more of Rafe and Ned in a third book.

    19. I had been expecting exciting action/adventure in Aegypt, but, alas, the MCs were too busy waxing poetic and fucking each other stupid to have an adventure. The pace only picked up near the end where some very interesting revelations came to surface, and only after that I got my smart and clear-headed Rafe back, though only a few chapters because the story ended with TBC.

    20. I loved this! A worthy sequel to the first--in fact even better IMO. I loved the setting in Egypt and the way the suspense built up on the dig. Genius!

    21. Review originally posted on JLR:justlovereviews/2017/11/2The first quarter or so of the book really dragged for me. I understood why Butler had it, but it was kind of bogged down by too much exposition. It often felt like I knew more about the scenery and what the characters were doing than the characters themselves. The anachronistic language style did not help the book either. It made the whole book drag for me and I lost interest really early in the book. Usually things pick up, but, in this [...]

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