Spakes: Mythologically real creatures. They stalk you, kill you with knives, and feed off of your soul.
Innocents: Basically, virgins who are stalked and killed by Spakes.
Connectors: Innocents who were killed improperly by Spakes. Ghost-like entities that are neither living nor dead.
The Originals: The first five Spakes (later six, including Habakkuk) who were pulled into this reality from their own by certain Ancient Egyptian Scribes.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Book of the Month
BY MARIA CARMELLA BETRO
Found it: Local Library
Age: Mature Readers
Own it? I don't, but I would
A thorough look into the Egyptian Hieroglyphics, seeing how there culture and religion affected their writing. Although, at times, Betro may be a bit inaccurate in her musings (the Hieroglyphs by themselves cannot give us a complete look into the Ancient Egyptian lives) most of the time she is spot on. There is a lot of good information about the gods and about the normal persons daily life. I can truly say I learned a whole lot by reading this book. It's probably not meant to be read straight through, but it can be. The language was a little bit academic, which made me label it for more mature readers. If one is interested in either the language itself, the culture, or the mythology of ancient Egyptians, I would recommend a perusal of this book. It most likely will not disappoint.
Where can I purchase this book?
If you've read this book please let me know what you thought, or if you have any recommendations similar to it! Thanks!