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California archaeology student Chione Ini-Herit has vivid dreams about the discovery of an opulent tomb. After learning that Chione's dreams are playing out in Egypt, the founder of the California Institute of Archaeology accepts an offer to examine a mysterious site in Valley of the Queens. When they discover a tomb, things begin to unravel. Magical spells encoded into thCalifornia archaeology student Chione Ini-Herit has vivid dreams about the discovery of an opulent tomb. After learning that Chione's dreams are playing out in Egypt, the founder of the California Institute of Archaeology accepts an offer to examine a mysterious site in Valley of the Queens. When they discover a tomb, things begin to unravel. Magical spells encoded into the hieroglyphs on the tomb's walls transport Chione and her former boyfriend, fellow archaeologist Aaron Ashby, back 3,500 years to ancient Egypt. Even stranger, Aaron and Chione begin to morph into Tutankhamon and Tauret, a priestess in Pharaoh's Court, after learning that Tauret coded the magical spells into the hieroglyphs to keep her and Pharaoh irrevocably joined in the afterlife.When other team members speak the spells aloud, they, too, are affected in unfathomable ways by the Ka, the spirit of the entombed person. Chione and Aaron learn that Tauret has conjured powerful spells to provide Tutankhamon with a living heir, and Tauret has chosen Chione and Aaron to complete her destiny....

Title : The Ka
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ISBN : 9780595388875
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 412 Pages
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The Ka Reviews

  • Valery
    2019-06-07 11:28

    With a little bit of history, a little bit of mysticism, and a lot of paranormal events, The Ka by Mary Deal is a great book for anyone interested in the Egyptian pyramids, tombs, Tutankhamon and more. The main character, California archaeology student Chione Ini-Herit is beginning to have vivid dreams about a special tomb. She travels to Egypt to explore more about these dreams, along with an archeology team, and comes face to face with the Valley of the Queens. She has no way of knowing she will soon be transported to ancient Egypt, along with her ex boyfriend. With well developed characters, a keen sense of history, and a fast moving plot, this is an exciting book especially for history buffs. While some of the detail may drag in places, the emphasis on the paranormal and exceptional depiction of visions and the mystical, makes this book a formidable entry into the paranormal/history genre. An interesting story that would fully support a sequel to see what the characters are up to next.

  • K.J. Simmill
    2019-05-27 09:18

    It had all started with a dream, mournful sounds carried through the realm of slumber to Chione, in her dream these sounds were connected to a tomb in Egypt, something that wanted to be found. Her dream was relayed to Clifford around the time reports of a new noise, possibly caused by the shifting in earth, had reached his ears from Egypt. With nothing to lose he reported the possibility of a new dig site. A second dream spoke of its discovery, like the dream before it too it came to pass, and thus they found themselves there. Despite her lack of Ph.D Chione had been selected to join what could be the most significant archaeological exploration for a long time. But before the tomb was even opened the group were experiencing unusual phenomenon. This find will affect each of them in ways they can't even begin to imagine. Buried beneath the sand, for time untold, it had been waiting for them, each has something to offer, something expected from them, but will they be willing to pay the price?I've been to Egypt, I've seen, heard, and read some of the lore within this book. With great skill Mary Deal had me feeling like I was right back there, in the thick of it. The pace is slow and steady, but will easily keep you turn the pages. The Ka is heavily character driven with a plot that keeps you guessing, it has everything from tomb robbing to paranormal events. If you're a fan of Egyptian themed reads, or anything with a paranormal edge, then this is a read for you. The level of detail speaks volumes to the time and effort that went into researching this book to give the plot a genuine story, from the difficulties of financing a dig, to superstition, complications, unlikely friendships, and of course what Egyptian tale is complete without mysteries, missing people, and death?

  • Martha Cheves
    2019-06-02 16:20

    The Ka - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of: Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; and A Book and A DishChione was in awe making her way around the immense dimly lit chamber. Magnificent history spoke from the etchings. Her heart quickened. She wanted to read and learn who had been laid to rest in the burial chamber of this opulent tomb, yet the unfinished tasks at the first tomb took priority. Tauret's tomb would not allow her to focus her attention elsewhere until the mission of that discovery could be satisfied.As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be an Archaeologist, but I had one really big problem. I'm very claustrophobic. So I now rely on old things above ground and reading about those below ground. In The Ka, Chione took me not only to the Valley of the Queens, she also took me on a journey where history, in a sense, sometimes repeats itself. With all its history and vivid detail, the author must have spent vast amounts of time doing research.Chione, along with a group of archaeologists embark on a finding that will take them deep into the earth and all of this has come about due to the dreams and visions Chione has seen. But it seems that this group of archaeologists are not as normal as they believe they are. They have been brought together to do something more than uncover history. They, too, are just as special as Chione and as time goes on, they will see for themselves just why they were all brought together. So, I now have one question for you. Do you believe in reincarnation? If not, you might after reading The Ka.

  • Lisa Marie Gabriel
    2019-06-17 16:27

    As a lifelong fan of all things Tutankamun, Egyptian history and Mummy movies I had to buy and read The Ka. First of all, let me just say forget all about Mummy movies. There is nothing scary in this story, nothing horrible unless your imagination comes into play, nothing that links it with the Horror genre. It is a gentle, slow paced book that nevertheless engages the reader. It is more concerned with relationships than fantasy and very much based in reality and everyday human interaction. Other reviewers have referred to the surprise ending but to be honest there is no surprise really. Follow the characters, follow the dreams, actions, spells and conversations and the ending follows quite naturally. Chione and Aaron’s relationship takes a long while to develop despite encouragement from others. Randy nearly made me throw the book down at the start he was such a hateful man, but he matures and becomes a friend to Chione and a vital contributor towards the end. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in archaeology who likes a good adventure yarn. There are murders, larceny and underhand dealings galore, a love interest, the hint of a curse, a paranormal element and a satisfyingly strange conclusion. History is sound, description is good and the characters work well.

  • Roy Murry
    2019-06-08 10:06

    The KAMary DealReviewed by Author Roy MurryPyramid, Pharaohs, and Paranormal, the three Ps of this novel set in mysterious Egypt. Moreover, the writings are on the wall.Chione has a gut feeling and dreams that lead her and a California archeologist team to the land of the Pharaohs to what is called a "Find," the business of digging up the graves of the ancient wealth. Each step of the way into "The Dig," she receives extrasensory perceptions and cryptids that lead to events that most may not believe.Her friend/lover is also on the dig and shows up in what Chione perceives of two ancients' union. The ending of those relationships leaves the reader with the thought of what will come next.During the dig, strange events happen which unravel. People die, go missing, and fall in love. What is learned from digging up graves? Nothing but much, the mystery behind a world that hasn't changed in centuries was nice to dabble into through Ms. Deals prose.The detail in Ms. Deals writing is worth the read if you care about Egypt and Paranormal events. I found the read a pleasant diversion from my usual readings.

  • Jessica
    2019-06-10 12:18

    This action packed story about an archeology student named Chione was interesting to read. Especially with the recent discovery of a new hidden chamber in one of the pyramids, this story becomes almost fiction. Almost, if not for the time travel part. Chione is compelled to travel to the valley of the queens in Egypt after she starts having recurring dreams about an undiscovered tomb. Together with the founder of her Institute and her archeologist ex-boyfriend Aaron, Chione discovers that her dreams about this tomb may not have been just happenstance. Transported back in time, Chione and Aaron have to figure out a way to return to their own time and escape being used by Tauret for his own nefarious purpose.An engaging story, it has been some time that an author has been able to grip and mystify me in such a fun and intriguing way. The story was original; it did not feel as if I was rehashing some other story with new characters. The writing was good and I did not find any major errors that jarred me out of the story.

  • Jimmy Jefferson
    2019-06-02 08:22

    Egyptian wonder with a present past twistThis is a good story about the Egyptian valley of the queens and a team of archeologists who are set to discover something beyond the belief of anyone past or present. With one member who has visions and another who feels an attraction this is a fast paced twist of time and fate. This story spans the current and pulls members of the team into the past to become unwilling participants in an ancient ritual. The characters are well developed and the story is a great journey through ancient Egypt and the past kings. I love the pyramids and have always liked this type of story. I would recommend this one to anyone. It is a great journey through an ancient time and place.

  • Berk Rourke
    2019-06-19 09:03

    I debated with myself about the review rating I wanted to give to this book. But in the end it was such a good story I could not give it less than five stars. I loved the characters. I loved the story line. I loved the detail of the exploration and the minimal emphasis on the problems of financing an expedition of this magnitude. I loved the paranormal aspects of the story and how the emphasis on dreams and visions tied the entire story together. I too hope there will be a sequel. I would love to know what is in the future for as yet an unborn son. Great read if a little slow.

  • Sandi
    2019-06-11 11:16

    Interesting concept...rate and abrupt endingI chose the rating because I feel the story dragged in many places. While the storyline was a good one, and paranormal is an acceptable style, there was perhaps too much delay in accomplishing the outcome. I liked the character development and felt most were believable, but still overdone at times. I would recommend this book to fans of paranormal books with intense detail. I also like the time period covered, but maybe remiss in my history, thus felt the detail dragged the story down.

  • Juliana
    2019-05-26 14:13

    ConflictedI had a difficult time deciding on the number of stars to give this book. Parts of it dragged and yet parts captivated me. Some parts were overkill and unnecessary and yet the abrupt ending didn't do the rest of the book justice. If you can work your way through the slow, rough patches, you will be rewarded with a fascinating story. I still think four stars is generous, considering how irritated I was by the ending.

  • Tina Cole
    2019-05-26 10:23

    Mesmerizing and magicalI couldn't put this book down! I learned so many things about ancient Egypt that I never knew. Ms. Deal definitely did her research. Along with the actual facts, the story is steeped in magic, love, life, and the paranormal. There's lots of stuff going on, but, it flows easily and is just a pleasure to read. I enjoyed this book tremendously and didn't want it to end! The characters are sticking with me long after I have finished.

  • June V.
    2019-05-31 11:25

    A unique tale that carries the reader on an adventure back in time. I don't usually like time travel stories but I'm glad I came across this book. A well-written story that provides the reader with elements of suspense, fantasy, and adventure like a board game full of clues from beginning to end. I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to reading more stories by this author.

  • Janice Davies
    2019-05-23 14:17

    A very good storyline and I would have given it 5 stars but at times the plot just seemed to meander out of control. Some scenes dragged out for far too long, it needs tightening up and a good editor. I also found the simple miss use of English really annoying e.g. plaintiff instead of plaintive et al.

  • Dee Gallup
    2019-06-04 12:20

    AWSOMEThe best book I have read in a long time, hard to put down. The history and customs of Egypt are a interesting backdrop

  • R. Robertson
    2019-06-15 15:25

    Just enoughA wonderful mix of archeology and romance but not your typical romance. I hope there is a sequel. There are all kinds of possibilities..

  • Skyler Comstock
    2019-06-08 14:14

    Great readEnjoyed this book very much , pulled me in from the start. Loved how it all came together ❤. You won't be sorry you read this

  • Leslie B Mink
    2019-05-29 11:07

    Different type of Egyptian archeology storyInteresting book. Hope there's a novel to follow it.Well developed characters. Well written..very few typosI recommend this book.

  • Sue Mydliak
    2019-06-16 09:15

    Mary Deal, not only a great writer, but the dearest friend I have ever found, who got my writing career started.The Ka, is my favorite Egyptian mystery. If you love anything to do about Egypt, then this is the book to read. She took 4 years to research this before writing and she did an excellent job! The only problem I have with this is that I want to know what happens next at the end of the book, because there is like a cliff hanger!!!! Wonderful book!

  • Arleen Alleman
    2019-06-10 13:31

    I love anything having to do with ancient Egypt, so I loved this tale. It is modern but Mary Deal's research into the ancient history and culture is wonderful. I leaned so much along with enjoying a totally unique story. Great job, Mary!

  • susan sarsfield
    2019-06-19 11:07

    Loved this book! A lot of history learned. Could not put it down. Surprise ending!