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Mai Songs wie z.B. „The Tempter“ (mit cooler Melodie), „Book Of The Dead“ (ist ein wenig peinlich wegen des Anfangs), „Lords Of Battle“ (hätte. Okt. Book of the Dead is a conceptual work with 5 songs presented as chapters. With ideas and stories taken directly from the Egyptian Book of the. The London Book Of The Dead (CD, Album, Enhanced, Limited Edition) "Song for William" contains elements of "London" (William Blake) "London" By Glen.

The nature of the afterlife which the dead person enjoyed is difficult to define, because of the differing traditions within Ancient Egyptian religion.

In the Book of the Dead , the dead were taken into the presence of the god Osiris , who was confined to the subterranean Duat. There are also spells to enable the ba or akh of the dead to join Ra as he travelled the sky in his sun-barque, and help him fight off Apep.

There are fields, crops, oxen, people and waterways. The deceased person is shown encountering the Great Ennead , a group of gods, as well as his or her own parents.

While the depiction of the Field of Reeds is pleasant and plentiful, it is also clear that manual labour is required.

For this reason burials included a number of statuettes named shabti , or later ushebti. The path to the afterlife as laid out in the Book of the Dead was a difficult one.

The deceased was required to pass a series of gates, caverns and mounds guarded by supernatural creatures. Their names—for instance, "He who lives on snakes" or "He who dances in blood"—are equally grotesque.

These creatures had to be pacified by reciting the appropriate spells included in the Book of the Dead ; once pacified they posed no further threat, and could even extend their protection to the dead person.

If all the obstacles of the Duat could be negotiated, the deceased would be judged in the "Weighing of the Heart" ritual, depicted in Spell The deceased was led by the god Anubis into the presence of Osiris.

There, the dead person swore that he had not committed any sin from a list of 42 sins , [44] reciting a text known as the "Negative Confession".

Maat was often represented by an ostrich feather, the hieroglyphic sign for her name. If the scales balanced, this meant the deceased had led a good life.

Anubis would take them to Osiris and they would find their place in the afterlife, becoming maa-kheru , meaning "vindicated" or "true of voice". This scene is remarkable not only for its vividness but as one of the few parts of the Book of the Dead with any explicit moral content.

The judgment of the dead and the Negative Confession were a representation of the conventional moral code which governed Egyptian society.

For every "I have not John Taylor points out the wording of Spells 30B and suggests a pragmatic approach to morality; by preventing the heart from contradicting him with any inconvenient truths, it seems that the deceased could enter the afterlife even if their life had not been entirely pure.

A Book of the Dead papyrus was produced to order by scribes. They were commissioned by people in preparation for their own funeral, or by the relatives of someone recently deceased.

They were expensive items; one source gives the price of a Book of the Dead scroll as one deben of silver, [51] perhaps half the annual pay of a labourer.

In one case, a Book of the Dead was written on second-hand papyrus. Most owners of the Book of the Dead were evidently part of the social elite; they were initially reserved for the royal family, but later papyri are found in the tombs of scribes, priests and officials.

Towards the beginning of the history of the Book of the Dead , there are roughly 10 copies belonging to men for every one for a woman.

The dimensions of a Book of the Dead could vary widely; the longest is 40m long while some are as short as 1m. The scribes working on Book of the Dead papyri took more care over their work than those working on more mundane texts; care was taken to frame the text within margins, and to avoid writing on the joints between sheets.

Books were often prefabricated in funerary workshops, with spaces being left for the name of the deceased to be written in later.

The text of a New Kingdom Book of the Dead was typically written in cursive hieroglyphs , most often from left to right, but also sometimes from right to left.

The hieroglyphs were in columns, which were separated by black lines — a similar arrangement to that used when hieroglyphs were carved on tomb walls or monuments.

Illustrations were put in frames above, below, or between the columns of text. The largest illustrations took up a full page of papyrus.

From the 21st Dynasty onward, more copies of the Book of the Dead are found in hieratic script. The calligraphy is similar to that of other hieratic manuscripts of the New Kingdom; the text is written in horizontal lines across wide columns often the column size corresponds to the size of the papyrus sheets of which a scroll is made up.

Occasionally a hieratic Book of the Dead contains captions in hieroglyphic. The text of a Book of the Dead was written in both black and red ink, regardless of whether it was in hieroglyphic or hieratic script.

Most of the text was in black, with red ink used for the titles of spells, opening and closing sections of spells, the instructions to perform spells correctly in rituals, and also for the names of dangerous creatures such as the demon Apep.

The style and nature of the vignettes used to illustrate a Book of the Dead varies widely. Some contain lavish colour illustrations, even making use of gold leaf.

Others contain only line drawings, or one simple illustration at the opening. Praise for Song of the Dead: Lindsay writes with an economy and skill all too rare in modern fiction.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 09, Paromjit rated it it was amazing Shelves: Song of the Dead oozes atmosphere, gets under your skin and settles there whilst contemplating philosophical conundrums within which a crime story resides.

It is located in Aberdeen and Estonia. DI Ben Westphall, a man who has one foot in this world and the other in the world of the dead, packs a punch as a man and a investigator.

He has prescient qualities and is aided by ghosts. He used to work for the security services from where he developed his fear of flying.

He is going to need all his gi Song of the Dead oozes atmosphere, gets under your skin and settles there whilst contemplating philosophical conundrums within which a crime story resides.

He is going to need all his gifts to untangle a dark, murky, and dangerous trail. It begins with Westphall travelling to Estonia the long way round to meet a man, John Baden, who is supposed to have died 12 years ago.

Baden claims to have been held captive for 12 years where body parts have been extracted from him and he has been forced to have sex with different women.

Whilst being haunted by the suicide of Dorothy, who worked at the British Embassy, Westphall finds himself encountering the illegal trade in organs, twisted deceptions and danger around every corner.

The novel is steeped with melancholy, grief and loss. Westphall emanates these qualities and communes with the dead.

The weather adds its echoes to the dark content present in the story. There is consideration of how a person might exist as two people.

And the notions of what is real, for example, the title of this novel is seen as a book both by Melanie Waverly and Westphall, yet it does not exist.

This is an extraordinary, intelligent and off kilter read which I cannot recommend highly enough. View all 8 comments. Sep 20, Lee rated it really liked it.

Thank you to Netgalley and Freight Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. A man once declared dead reappears stating he has been the subject of organ harvesting.

Once this theme began I was unsure if this was a topic I would enjoy reading about but Lindsay creates some great characters and the plot is so engaging Thank you to Netgalley and Freight Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Once this theme began I was unsure if this was a topic I would enjoy reading about but Lindsay creates some great characters and the plot is so engaging that I kept turning the pages.

It is well paced with lots of twists and turns that keep the reader wanting more, just the way I like it. I would highly recommend this book.

Sent to investigate a strange situation in Estonia, Ben may be in over his head. Years ago, two UK tourists visited Eastern Europe.

The man disappeared, and shortly his corpse was pulled from a lake and identified by three people. His girlfriend dropped out of sig Review: His girlfriend dropped out of sight.

Now a man has entered an Estonian police station, claiming the identity of the dead man, explaining he had been confined and subjected to organ harvesting.

Dec 22, donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book from the very first page. DI Ben Westphall is a compelling protagonist whose interactions with everyone he meets involve emotional insight and quite often empathy and genuine connection.

Although it is the plot that draws most readers to the mystery genre, I always need a good dose of psychological character development and this book has that.

This is my first an I loved this book from the very first page. This is my first and I imagine I will be making my way through everything else he is written slowly over the next couple years as I can get my hands on them.

May 20, Susan Angela Wallace rated it really liked it. John Baden went missing from his partner while on holiday.

This was a good read. Jan 16, Helen Leecy rated it it was ok. The first ten chapters are just about DI Westphall travelling to Estonia with random stories from his history thrown in.

When they do discuss the case of the re-appearing man and what he says happened to him over the last 12 years, it is just a few paragraphs. This is the story I signed up for, with the DI as the interweaving character.

However, the book appears to be mainly about the DI with the case being in the periphery; this makes it is really slow going and quite boring.

The action scenes are quite gripping, but the in-between bits just feel drawn out and unnecessary especially the random stories that come out of nowhere about smaller characters.

They were merely random stories about random characters that had nothing to do with what should have been the main story.

However, it was ruined by the very bizarre supernatural element that had been included in the book. The DI seemed like a raving lunatic for what he was prepared to believe.

This element lost the story any credibility. Dec 20, Alison Eden rated it liked it. The story itself was intriguing and when the action happened it was really gripping but I felt there was too much description and not enough action particularly in the first part of the book.

It seemed odd the way that Dorothy appeared in the book to tell her time travel story and then appear in dreams to give Ben clues as to how to solve the crime.

Probably not, on the whole, but I did find it a little distracting. Would I read more in this series? Not sure which is a shame because I had high hopes for this after reading the description.

Nov 17, Alan rated it liked it Shelves: This one seemed to pile on the noir gloominess a tad too much. The lead investigator also seemed a bit clueless.

The main plot of the villains and the final twist were rather unbelievable. The research around the Estonian segments did ring true at least e.

Jan 06, Christine Rennie rated it liked it Shelves: With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review.

This was book 1 in the DI Westphall series and I found it a very gloomy and introspective book, which was very long and drawn out.

There is also a lot of death. Lysander is back and I love his interactions with Nipper. I gave this book 5 stars. Thank you to Penguin Teen for sending me a physical arc for review.

Oct 21, Kat rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was just as magical, dark, romantic, and gripping as book 1. You guys will love it.

View all 4 comments. Jan 30, Noha Badawi rated it it was ok. I really loved how this started, the beginning was really promising. Jan 20, Beatrice in Bookland rated it liked it.

I also like Odessa, the bisexual protagonist, Evander, Meredy and Valoria. They all have strengths and weaknesses and I like the fact that the author decided not to create all around perfect characters.

Jan 15, Katherine Moore rated it it was amazing Shelves: She is able to cross into the spirit world called the Deadlands, and she also is a fierce fighter; when monsters called Shades start kidnapping Dead nobility, Princess Valoria has Odessa and her fellow necromancers investigate including Evander, someone who she loves deeply.

So where will the sequel lead us? They discover a friendly land, Sarral, where people keep dragons, and the Dead only come out at night, and before they get a chance to get settled, news of unrest back in Karthia has them back on their ship sailing for home, their long trip cut short.

The beginning ocean voyage initially made me feel as though Odessa and the crew were going to be gone long from the difficulties of their homeland, and I was worried that things had got too easy for them!

There is a lot of internal drama due to the political unrest in this book the Karthians start to rise up against the changes that Valoria wants to make as well as thanks to the new emotional ups and downs experienced by Odessa.

The outside foreign threat and new civil crisis are a great juxtaposition, and I actually it think could be seen as a bit of a gamble when the first book was almost entirely about the Dead and then they barely appear in the plot of the second.

I personally think the gamble works. But the biggest twist of all comes late in the novel, and while Odessa is not having to fight Shades or something as gruesome, she finds herself fighting something harder and puts her life on the line to save everyone.

At the heart of this exciting novel is the relationship between Odessa and Meredy, despite both of them reeling from the loss of Evander.

Marsh just gets it. I am fortunate, nay, blessed, to be immortalized in this book as Baroness Katerina along with my cat , and then to be acknowledged at the end.

I will be forever grateful to Sarah for this. I am also so very sad that my trip to the magical Karthia and the Deadlands is now over, but I enjoyed it enormously.

Dec 12, Heather Fawcett rated it it was amazing. Yet another gorgeous fantasy from Sarah Glenn Marsh. Jan 30, kippen uponthepages rated it really liked it.

Jun 27, Jessica Peace marked it as to-read. We have a cover and it is beautiful! I really liked the first book, so I am hoping this one is going to be great as well!

Oct 23, rachel marked it as tbr Shelves: Jan 14, Ariana rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read the first novel in this series at the beginning of last year and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I adored it—though fantasy is by far my favorite genre, certain aspects of the story are a bit out of my usual comfort zone.

However, I was hooked rig 4. However, I was hooked right from the start and fell in love with every aspect. It proved to be incredibly refreshing in a genre that can sometimes get to be a bit repetitive, and it truly distinguished itself from the rest.

These books are such addicting reads. This sequel continued to be more of the same and Marsh constantly impressed me with her talent and creativity.

It is a journey both physically and emotionally and it carried the reader right along with it. The themes of strength and courage, sadness and resilience, and the tremendous power of love run through this narrative once again.

From the beautifully detailed world to the extremely lovable and diverse cast of characters, it is a tale that is equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming and is sure to stick with you well after turning the final page.

Returning to this world was such a joy and getting to see these characters and their relationships continue to evolve from the last novel was great.

So much more dimension is added to an already multifaceted plot. We reconnect with the familiar, but the plot is entirely new and absorbing.

Every moment is full of a certain magic with darker and more sinister undercurrents woven throughout. And of course, the animal companions—by far one of the best parts of the story!

Again, the characters ended up being my favorite part of the novel. Marsh approaches diversity in the best way. There is a great deal of representation—particularly LGBT representation—and it makes this novel a fantastic addition to the ever-expanding collection of literature involving these important topics.

These elements are not dwelled on or magnified in a way that draws a huge amount of attention. The characters just are who they are, no matter their gender, race, or sexuality.

And, as they should be, their differences are completely natural and accepted, both by each other and the reader. Odessa is an even stronger heroine than in the previous installment and her growth as a character is huge.

We see her confronting the painful events in her life, learning and maturing. Her strengths, as well as her flaws, are clearly depicted, which in turn causes her to become an even more multi-dimensional character who is easy to understand and connect with.

In fact, this is true of every character. Marsh devotes plenty of time and effort to fleshing them out, making them and their stories incredibly compelling.

I thought I would never love anyone quite as much as Evander, who will always be one of my biggest book crushes, but I ended up liking where things went.

She is always so descriptive and vivid, pulling you into the unique world she has created and building it up around you. Her storytelling style is action-packed and fast-paced but never lacking in detail.

She is also an absolute master at creating realistic and relatable characters. I will genuinely read anything and everything she writes.

Part of me hates to see this series end, but it concluded in an extremely satisfying way. Once again, my reading coincided with some experiences of great loss in my personal life and again it turned out to be very cathartic, the themes of hurting and healing being especially relatable.

This story and these characters will stay with me for a very long time. She starts with a rash bisexual, coffee-loving heroine who is a necromancer and then builds great side characters, an interesting world, and plots that deal effectively with heavy topics like grief and addiction.

I will be talkin Actual Rating: I will be talking about why I loved Song of the Dead below, but briefly I did want to address why this is not quite a 5 star book for me: I kind of think this should have been a trilogy!

The first portion of the book almost feels like a separate book, or what could have become a separate book, which makes the pacing a little bit weird.

The book begins with our heroine Odessa running away on her friends ship, escaping the pressure of political upheaval in favor of traveling to new places with her love interest Meredy.

Getting to leave Karthia for the first time was very cool, I only wish we had gotten more. It turns into a very brief trip for reasons, and then an entirely different plot begins when they get back.

I would have liked to see the traveling portion extended to be its own narrative, perhaps with venturing into new frontiers of the Deadlands?

That would have been very cool and then the second part of this book could have been its own thing. But instead, the travel portion is truncated and we get a book that could be better paced.

However, I do think the plot eventually brings about a very satisfying resolution and has some truly shocking moments.

There are real stakes in this world, which I appreciate. Other things I want to note: Knowing the author has a menagerie of her own, this addition seemed appropriate and played a significant role in the plot!

In Song of the Dead, we see her make the choice not to return to her addiction, even when it would be the easiest way to cope.

I really loved the depiction of that as an ongoing journey toward healing. From the other side, we see how addiction hurts relationships, the painful necessity of intervention, and the reality that the addicted person might reject that intervention.

Love is depicted as sacrificial rather than self-involved and I thought that was beautiful and important. There a couple of sexual scenes between them that are pretty mild in terms of explicit content, but serve to develop their romantic relationship.

I just wanted more development of the other countries and some of the other students at the mage academy. Again, I think making this a trilogy would have resolved that.

Certainly not subtle as a plug for queerness and acceptance of difference, but a fun little thing. I think that will do it! I think this is the go-to YA fantasy series for well-executed books that normalize queerness without focusing on that to the detriment of plot, world, character, and substance.

Loved it, but I wish it had been a trilogy! Jan 14, Paige Green rated it really liked it. I received this book from Razorbill and Rockstar Book Tours.

All opinions are my own. January 22, Genre: YA Fantasy Recommended Age: Odessa is determined to e Disclaimer: For the most part I really liked this book.

I liked the writing and I felt that it was easy to follow along. Finally, I like how the author kept some consistences from the first book.

Odessa was still dealing with her addiction and they both continually dealt with their partners deaths. While a lot of readers would say that this was prolonged, I disagree on the principal that it is realistic and needs to be written that way.

Weeks, months, and sometimes years later the sadness still lingers. An good ending to a great duology. Dec 17, Kelsey rated it really liked it Shelves: I fell in love with Reign of the Fallen as soon as I started reading it.

I love the characters and the magic in this world. I love the fact that this book touches on everyday issues that people face.

Grief, love, addiction, friendship. The dynamics of the friends in Song of the Dead is wonderful and you truly feel like they love each other.

The romance in this book is nice, there are some really sweet couples! I was almost worried that the main romance would be overbearing and take over the plot, but it ended up working in nicely.

I do have to admit that I was more invested in the side characters love lives though. I am quite obsessed with the magic in this world, as I said before.

I find it so interesting that the magical abilities you have are linked to eye color! Also - the animal familiars are my fav! This book took a completely different path than I thought it would.

It went a little darker towards the end, and I was definitely shocked and a little sad about certain events. I really think it ended just how it needed to though.

I really want more from this world! There are so many characters that Sarah could focus on and run with their stories!

And I need more Nipper in my life! I am incredibly excited for the cover reveal of this book! Not to mention, look at this cover! Jul 06, Heather Hughes rated it it was amazing.

This review is spoiler free. I want to give a very special thanks to my friend Sarah for allowing me to read this book early because I could not contain my excitement!

Okay, so we are pretty much where we left off. Odessa and Meredy are on the ship together and plan to explore the world just like Evander would have.

Of course, things go wrong. A deadly disease is slowly spr This review is spoiler free. A deadly disease is slowly spreading.

New discoveries are made. I truly missed this character and I was so fascinated and in love with her emotional turmoil.

She is still reeling from the death of Evander while also battling her growing feelings for Meredy. Had to get that out there. I wish I had a Nipper of my own…if reality was like that.

We meet new characters in this book too. Can I call an inanimate object a character? I know an explanation for this thing was given and how it worked, but I do kind of wish something bigger was behind it.

I was reading a very suspenseful and intense scene. It turns out a cricket jumped on my bare foot. Talk about heart stopping.

Unless Penguin Teen decides they want more.

And it just happened. I went back in time. Mar 25, Elaine Tomasso rated it really liked it. At the start of the book Ben is sent to Estonia to investigate the curious claims of a man who says his name is John Baden and has been kept in captivity for 12 years by an illegal organ harvesting organisation.

His body supports this claim with a few parts missing but John Baden was found dead 12 years ago in Estonia, identified and buried so who is this man?

Then some of his old friends start getting murdered in Scotland. Song Of The Dead has a good, interesting plot with plenty of unexpected twists.

Ben Westphall is an interesting character. He has a morbid fear of flying due to an incident in his Service days when he was a field operative so he goes overland to Estonia and gets disciplined when he refuses to fly home.

There is a hint of the supernatural in this novel. Ben shares a car and the drive back from Talinn to Brussels with a depressed embassy worker, Dorothy.

The title of this novel, Song Of The Dead, refers to a novel which may or may not exist. Apr 24, Fiona Mccormick rated it it was amazing.

Thank you to Freight Books and Netgalley for an arc of this book, received in exchange for an honest review. The first of a new DI Ben Westphall series, the action moves between Estonia and Scotland with Ben investigating the reappearance of John Baden after his apparent death 12 years ago.

Kidnap, body harvesting and the deaths of people connected with John Baden make up the mystery that Ben has to unravel. I love the style Thank you to Freight Books and Netgalley for an arc of this book, received in exchange for an honest review.

Plenty of twists, turns and red herrings make this a compelling read. Mar 25, Sophie rated it liked it. NetGalley copy in exchange of an honest review.

The story is the following: Ben Westphall, DI is sent to Estonia to work on a cold case. I like a good mystery every once in a while - I even love a good thriller if I NetGalley copy in exchange of an honest review.

I like a good mystery every once in a while - I even love a good thriller if I feel like it. This story was interesting in itself, but it lacked something to keep me up at night to read it through.

The writing style was very cold and sharp, which could put me off, but I thought on this occasion it was very well mastered, since it gave such an atmosphere around the story, gripping you and frightening you a little, too.

Apr 08, Teresa rated it liked it. Thank you Netgalley for the advance copy of Song of the Dead. I have to say this one kept me on the edge of my seat.

The plot was intriguing and appropriately dark, and I never could have guessed the ending. It was also a unique crime thriller in that the protagonist relied on his perceived 6th sense, which was hearing promptings from those who had passed on, to help him.

Most crime solvers use logic, or their finely Thank you Netgalley for the advance copy of Song of the Dead. Most crime solvers use logic, or their finely tuned skill set.

It was interesting, but I had to wonder if our hero Ben was maybe a little unhinged. It seems as though Lindsay plans to continue the series, the end was left wide open, with unanswered questions.

I could have used a bit more back story on the main characters, more depth of feeling. A lot of the inner dialogue felt hollow. However, it was an enjoyable read and I would easily recommend it.

Mar 23, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: I liked the mix between the parts in Estonia and the main event which occurs in Scotland.

The central detective is Ben Westphall. He develops in to a fairly believable character. The pace of the story is good.

It made me want to explore each new chapter in search of answers. The subject matter of abduction and organ theft is somewhat unusual, but makes for an book which is full of intrigue.

At times I became confused by some of the dream-like sequences, but in the end as the novel draws to a conclusion, these began to make sense.

My thanks to Netgalley and Freight Books, the publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest review. Jun 01, Vanessa rated it really liked it Shelves: Side note - Estonia looks beautiful!

The mystery is incomprehensible and the resolution a bit pat, but its a great ride. I received an ecopy from the publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Mar 23, Becca rated it liked it Shelves: Decent thriller with some really interesting twists. But something was just missing for me.

I actually put this down and struggled to pick it back up and finish it. He just was too sad for me, to in his head, to melancholy.

And wow did this mystery have meat and lots of stuff going on. Thanks netgalley for a galley in exchange for an honest review.

Apr 21, Nolene Driscoll rated it liked it. I was given an ARC of this book via Netgalley in return for an honest review. This is the first Douglas Lindsay book I have read.

Although I enjoyed reading this book and the mystery within held my attention, it did not grip me. I did not connect with the main character, Ben Westphall, and I actually found the book very strange, mostly due to what I thought were the paranormal aspects which were alluded to but never acted upon.

Jan 16, Sandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 13, Scott Forman rated it it was amazing. Received this book as part of Goodreads Giveaway.

First book I have read by this author and loved it. It had twists and turns all the way and was a real page turner. Hopefully hear more of DI Westphall in the future.

Highly recommend for anyone who likes crime thrillers. Mar 26, Martha Brindley rated it it was amazing. If all the obstacles of the Duat could be negotiated, the deceased would be judged in the "Weighing of the Heart" ritual, depicted in Spell The deceased was led by the god Anubis into the presence of Osiris.

There, the dead person swore that he had not committed any sin from a list of 42 sins , [44] reciting a text known as the "Negative Confession".

Maat was often represented by an ostrich feather, the hieroglyphic sign for her name. If the scales balanced, this meant the deceased had led a good life.

Anubis would take them to Osiris and they would find their place in the afterlife, becoming maa-kheru , meaning "vindicated" or "true of voice".

This scene is remarkable not only for its vividness but as one of the few parts of the Book of the Dead with any explicit moral content.

The judgment of the dead and the Negative Confession were a representation of the conventional moral code which governed Egyptian society. For every "I have not John Taylor points out the wording of Spells 30B and suggests a pragmatic approach to morality; by preventing the heart from contradicting him with any inconvenient truths, it seems that the deceased could enter the afterlife even if their life had not been entirely pure.

A Book of the Dead papyrus was produced to order by scribes. They were commissioned by people in preparation for their own funeral, or by the relatives of someone recently deceased.

They were expensive items; one source gives the price of a Book of the Dead scroll as one deben of silver, [51] perhaps half the annual pay of a labourer.

In one case, a Book of the Dead was written on second-hand papyrus. Most owners of the Book of the Dead were evidently part of the social elite; they were initially reserved for the royal family, but later papyri are found in the tombs of scribes, priests and officials.

Towards the beginning of the history of the Book of the Dead , there are roughly 10 copies belonging to men for every one for a woman.

The dimensions of a Book of the Dead could vary widely; the longest is 40m long while some are as short as 1m.

The scribes working on Book of the Dead papyri took more care over their work than those working on more mundane texts; care was taken to frame the text within margins, and to avoid writing on the joints between sheets.

Books were often prefabricated in funerary workshops, with spaces being left for the name of the deceased to be written in later. The text of a New Kingdom Book of the Dead was typically written in cursive hieroglyphs , most often from left to right, but also sometimes from right to left.

The hieroglyphs were in columns, which were separated by black lines — a similar arrangement to that used when hieroglyphs were carved on tomb walls or monuments.

Illustrations were put in frames above, below, or between the columns of text. The largest illustrations took up a full page of papyrus.

From the 21st Dynasty onward, more copies of the Book of the Dead are found in hieratic script. The calligraphy is similar to that of other hieratic manuscripts of the New Kingdom; the text is written in horizontal lines across wide columns often the column size corresponds to the size of the papyrus sheets of which a scroll is made up.

Occasionally a hieratic Book of the Dead contains captions in hieroglyphic. The text of a Book of the Dead was written in both black and red ink, regardless of whether it was in hieroglyphic or hieratic script.

Most of the text was in black, with red ink used for the titles of spells, opening and closing sections of spells, the instructions to perform spells correctly in rituals, and also for the names of dangerous creatures such as the demon Apep.

The style and nature of the vignettes used to illustrate a Book of the Dead varies widely. Some contain lavish colour illustrations, even making use of gold leaf.

Others contain only line drawings, or one simple illustration at the opening. Book of the Dead papyri were often the work of several different scribes and artists whose work was literally pasted together.

The existence of the Book of the Dead was known as early as the Middle Ages, well before its contents could be understood. In Karl Richard Lepsius published a translation of a manuscript dated to the Ptolemaic era and coined the name " Book of The Dead" das Todtenbuch.

He also introduced the spell numbering system which is still in use, identifying different spells. The work of E. Allen and Raymond O.

Orientverlag has released another series of related monographs, Totenbuchtexte , focused on analysis, synoptic comparison, and textual criticism.

Research work on the Book of the Dead has always posed technical difficulties thanks to the need to copy very long hieroglyphic texts. Initially, these were copied out by hand, with the assistance either of tracing paper or a camera lucida.

In the midth century, hieroglyphic fonts became available and made lithographic reproduction of manuscripts more feasible.

In the present day, hieroglyphics can be rendered in desktop publishing software and this, combined with digital print technology, means that the costs of publishing a Book of the Dead may be considerably reduced.

At the heart of this exciting novel is the relationship between Odessa and Meredy, despite both of them reeling from the loss of Evander.

Marsh just gets it. I am fortunate, nay, blessed, to be immortalized in this book as Baroness Katerina along with my cat , and then to be acknowledged at the end.

I will be forever grateful to Sarah for this. I am also so very sad that my trip to the magical Karthia and the Deadlands is now over, but I enjoyed it enormously.

Dec 12, Heather Fawcett rated it it was amazing. Yet another gorgeous fantasy from Sarah Glenn Marsh. Jan 30, kippen uponthepages rated it really liked it.

Jun 27, Jessica Peace marked it as to-read. We have a cover and it is beautiful! I really liked the first book, so I am hoping this one is going to be great as well!

Oct 23, rachel marked it as tbr Shelves: Jan 14, Ariana rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read the first novel in this series at the beginning of last year and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I adored it—though fantasy is by far my favorite genre, certain aspects of the story are a bit out of my usual comfort zone.

However, I was hooked rig 4. However, I was hooked right from the start and fell in love with every aspect. It proved to be incredibly refreshing in a genre that can sometimes get to be a bit repetitive, and it truly distinguished itself from the rest.

These books are such addicting reads. This sequel continued to be more of the same and Marsh constantly impressed me with her talent and creativity.

It is a journey both physically and emotionally and it carried the reader right along with it. The themes of strength and courage, sadness and resilience, and the tremendous power of love run through this narrative once again.

From the beautifully detailed world to the extremely lovable and diverse cast of characters, it is a tale that is equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming and is sure to stick with you well after turning the final page.

Returning to this world was such a joy and getting to see these characters and their relationships continue to evolve from the last novel was great.

So much more dimension is added to an already multifaceted plot. We reconnect with the familiar, but the plot is entirely new and absorbing.

Every moment is full of a certain magic with darker and more sinister undercurrents woven throughout. And of course, the animal companions—by far one of the best parts of the story!

Again, the characters ended up being my favorite part of the novel. Marsh approaches diversity in the best way. There is a great deal of representation—particularly LGBT representation—and it makes this novel a fantastic addition to the ever-expanding collection of literature involving these important topics.

These elements are not dwelled on or magnified in a way that draws a huge amount of attention. The characters just are who they are, no matter their gender, race, or sexuality.

And, as they should be, their differences are completely natural and accepted, both by each other and the reader. Odessa is an even stronger heroine than in the previous installment and her growth as a character is huge.

We see her confronting the painful events in her life, learning and maturing. Her strengths, as well as her flaws, are clearly depicted, which in turn causes her to become an even more multi-dimensional character who is easy to understand and connect with.

In fact, this is true of every character. Marsh devotes plenty of time and effort to fleshing them out, making them and their stories incredibly compelling.

I thought I would never love anyone quite as much as Evander, who will always be one of my biggest book crushes, but I ended up liking where things went.

She is always so descriptive and vivid, pulling you into the unique world she has created and building it up around you.

Her storytelling style is action-packed and fast-paced but never lacking in detail. She is also an absolute master at creating realistic and relatable characters.

I will genuinely read anything and everything she writes. Part of me hates to see this series end, but it concluded in an extremely satisfying way.

Once again, my reading coincided with some experiences of great loss in my personal life and again it turned out to be very cathartic, the themes of hurting and healing being especially relatable.

This story and these characters will stay with me for a very long time. She starts with a rash bisexual, coffee-loving heroine who is a necromancer and then builds great side characters, an interesting world, and plots that deal effectively with heavy topics like grief and addiction.

I will be talkin Actual Rating: I will be talking about why I loved Song of the Dead below, but briefly I did want to address why this is not quite a 5 star book for me: I kind of think this should have been a trilogy!

The first portion of the book almost feels like a separate book, or what could have become a separate book, which makes the pacing a little bit weird.

The book begins with our heroine Odessa running away on her friends ship, escaping the pressure of political upheaval in favor of traveling to new places with her love interest Meredy.

Getting to leave Karthia for the first time was very cool, I only wish we had gotten more. It turns into a very brief trip for reasons, and then an entirely different plot begins when they get back.

I would have liked to see the traveling portion extended to be its own narrative, perhaps with venturing into new frontiers of the Deadlands?

That would have been very cool and then the second part of this book could have been its own thing. But instead, the travel portion is truncated and we get a book that could be better paced.

However, I do think the plot eventually brings about a very satisfying resolution and has some truly shocking moments.

There are real stakes in this world, which I appreciate. Other things I want to note: Knowing the author has a menagerie of her own, this addition seemed appropriate and played a significant role in the plot!

In Song of the Dead, we see her make the choice not to return to her addiction, even when it would be the easiest way to cope. I really loved the depiction of that as an ongoing journey toward healing.

From the other side, we see how addiction hurts relationships, the painful necessity of intervention, and the reality that the addicted person might reject that intervention.

Love is depicted as sacrificial rather than self-involved and I thought that was beautiful and important. There a couple of sexual scenes between them that are pretty mild in terms of explicit content, but serve to develop their romantic relationship.

I just wanted more development of the other countries and some of the other students at the mage academy.

Again, I think making this a trilogy would have resolved that. Certainly not subtle as a plug for queerness and acceptance of difference, but a fun little thing.

I think that will do it! I think this is the go-to YA fantasy series for well-executed books that normalize queerness without focusing on that to the detriment of plot, world, character, and substance.

Loved it, but I wish it had been a trilogy! Jan 14, Paige Green rated it really liked it. I received this book from Razorbill and Rockstar Book Tours.

All opinions are my own. January 22, Genre: YA Fantasy Recommended Age: Odessa is determined to e Disclaimer: For the most part I really liked this book.

I liked the writing and I felt that it was easy to follow along. Finally, I like how the author kept some consistences from the first book. Odessa was still dealing with her addiction and they both continually dealt with their partners deaths.

While a lot of readers would say that this was prolonged, I disagree on the principal that it is realistic and needs to be written that way.

Weeks, months, and sometimes years later the sadness still lingers. An good ending to a great duology. Dec 17, Kelsey rated it really liked it Shelves: I fell in love with Reign of the Fallen as soon as I started reading it.

I love the characters and the magic in this world. I love the fact that this book touches on everyday issues that people face. Grief, love, addiction, friendship.

The dynamics of the friends in Song of the Dead is wonderful and you truly feel like they love each other. The romance in this book is nice, there are some really sweet couples!

I was almost worried that the main romance would be overbearing and take over the plot, but it ended up working in nicely. I do have to admit that I was more invested in the side characters love lives though.

I am quite obsessed with the magic in this world, as I said before. I find it so interesting that the magical abilities you have are linked to eye color!

Also - the animal familiars are my fav! This book took a completely different path than I thought it would.

It went a little darker towards the end, and I was definitely shocked and a little sad about certain events. I really think it ended just how it needed to though.

I really want more from this world! There are so many characters that Sarah could focus on and run with their stories! And I need more Nipper in my life!

I am incredibly excited for the cover reveal of this book! Not to mention, look at this cover! Jul 06, Heather Hughes rated it it was amazing.

This review is spoiler free. I want to give a very special thanks to my friend Sarah for allowing me to read this book early because I could not contain my excitement!

Okay, so we are pretty much where we left off. Odessa and Meredy are on the ship together and plan to explore the world just like Evander would have.

Of course, things go wrong. A deadly disease is slowly spr This review is spoiler free. A deadly disease is slowly spreading.

New discoveries are made. I truly missed this character and I was so fascinated and in love with her emotional turmoil. She is still reeling from the death of Evander while also battling her growing feelings for Meredy.

Had to get that out there. I wish I had a Nipper of my own…if reality was like that. We meet new characters in this book too.

Can I call an inanimate object a character? I know an explanation for this thing was given and how it worked, but I do kind of wish something bigger was behind it.

I was reading a very suspenseful and intense scene. It turns out a cricket jumped on my bare foot. Talk about heart stopping.

Unless Penguin Teen decides they want more. Who else votes for another or an Evander novella? In conclusion, there is not enough that I can say about this book without breaking my fingers off while typing.

Jul 06, Natalie rated it it was amazing. I already know this book is going to be magical. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

In fact, it was probably a fantasy-contemporary, if such a genre exists. I loved it for its inclusiveness and ALSO the fact that it was different, but all said and done, the book was hard to read.

The pace and tone of the series changed completely in this book. While Reign of the Fallen focused on a country being stuck in its ways, the Dead, grief and loss, Song of the Dead was about exploration, invention, the family we choose, change, healing and love.

I absolutely loved Nipper and her loyalty and it was just a lot of fun to see a dragon in the book.

I loved the easy camaraderie between Jax, Simeon, Odessa, Valoria, Meredy and all the new additions to their crew. Would I recommend this series?

Jan 18, Erin Jackson rated it really liked it. Odessa is a great protagonist in my opinion. What I like about her is that she loves who she loves regardless of whether they are male or female.

I have never read a story with a character like this. At one point in this series she loved Evander and then fell in love with his sister Meredy after his death.

As far as Song of the dead goes , I tried to figure out what that song was supposed to be. Was it someone singing it? Did the dead create a choir to belt out some tunes.

However, once I learned what that meant I was pleasantly surprised. This copy of the novel that I received from Penguin is pages long.

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