The Awakening: Book One Of The Chronicles Of The Nubian Underworld By Shakir Rashaan


An erotically charged journey inside Atlanta’s African-American Fetish/BDSM community. The first in the series revolves around an African-American dominant couple, Ramesses and Neferterri, and their submissives, told in a conversational style.

“What goes on in the Palace, stays in the Palace…”


Life seems well within the “Nubian Underworld” of the ATL, as Ramesses, his wife Neferterri, and their submissives are at the center of what can only be described as “paradise” by those who have seen the debauchery within. Amenhotep, Ramesses’ mentor, is on the verge of bringing in his newest slave to reside with him at the Palace, and the entire community has been invited to witness the decadence of the grounds and the libidinous nature of the guests in attendance.

Unfortunately, life is not always a bed of roses… sometimes the thorns must be felt.

All hell breaks loose when Ramesses and Neferterri begin losing their submissives for a variety of reasons, and Amenhotep gets caught up in a sting operation that makes the local news and threatens to blow the lid off of the Atlanta Fetish community that thrives on the anonymity that is enjoyed by all. Despite it all, everyone in the circle is there for one another, no matter the consequences.

The Awakening: Book One of the Chronicles of the Nubian Underworld is a journey inside Atlanta’s African-American Fetish/BDSM community, and the ties that bind the principle players of this exciting new series. With its twists and turns and surprises along the way, it is sure to become an “awakening” for any who dare to journey to the “Dark side.”

The Review

Whew, The Awakening takes you deep into the world of BDSM and its inner circle. Mercedes and Kane are spouses who go by the Egyptian names Ramesses and Neferterri in the evening. At times, this did distract me but I completely understood the need for alternative names.
As one can tell from the synopsis, The Awakening is full of erotica but surprisingly, it was also full of much more. Rashaan was sure to have some substance is this book and we are able to get some insight into the daily lives of people that are involved in the Fetish/BDSM community and they could be your next door neighbor, your child’s teacher, or just about anyone else. I did not feel any type of connection with the characters and that is why I didn’t rate this book higher. The book did not have any errors and it was a quick read. If you are looking for a book that could possibly take you into the unknown and need a break from mainstream erotica, then this is the one for you!!!

The Awakening: Book One Of The Chronicles Of The Nubian Underworld By Shakir Rashaan