Inkarna is a supernatural thriller about a woman who is a member of an ancient Egyptian cult that has the ability to reincarnate themselves. However, this cult is made up of warring factions, or houses, and instead of reincarnating into the body of a five year old girl, she finds herself in the body of a twenty-one year old man. This presents an entire hosts of problems, and she must find out what went wrong.
This was a fun enjoyable read, with likable characters that Dorman fleshes out completely as the story progresses. Dorman also deals with a very interesting concept; that is, what it would be like to switch not only bodies but genders as well? This is explored in the story while the main character is also searching for answers as to why this has happened in the first place, and he/she finds an unlikely ally in the form of the new body's girlfriend who believes her boyfriend has had a miraculous recovery. This leads to lots of action in the latter half of the novel, which brings it from a merely interesting to a very entertaining read. The ending is also satisfying and complete, but leaves things open for subsequent books. I certainly hope there are more. This is a well paced thriller and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the genre.
I give it four cocktails.