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As in the past, today's daykeepers and diviners in the Ayook area, while casting maize seeds and reading them, they make use of their experience, intuition and connection with the hidden spiritual realm (or the Other World) to create a logical narration.
I wasn't familiar with the work of Libba Bray prior to this book and didn't even know this was actually a sequel to The Diviners, which was a big hit in the states, but since it was set in New York in the 1920s, I simply had to give it a try.
This is an easy choice for teens who enjoyed The Grisha Trilogy, Diviners, or any of the Shadowhunter books.
By contacting diviners in order to protect themselves, their wealth, businesses and positions, the book reveals the comfortable double standard with which elite jostle around when faced with insecurity.
gods; statues of diviners reading sun-dried entrails cast onto cloths
Unlike the public quarrel that the later Nabonidus had with his Neo-Babylonian court diviners, there is no obvious argument in Esarhaddon's inscription, no engagement with a counter-claim or an apology for otherwise unusual interpretations.
BRAY, Libby The Diviners Allen & Unwin, 2012 578pp $24.
The Diviners is Book 1 of a planned four-book series.
Ubulawu preparations are a popular means of administering psychoactive plants in the traditional healing practices in southern Africa, yet many of the details of their use including their mechanisms of psychoactive action, psychological affects, cultural importance and their healing role in the initiation process of Southern Bantu diviners have been poorly researched.
As Stovel notes, both A Bird in the House and The Diviners are "metafictional Kiinstlerroman[e]" (225).
A team of diviners had also recently warned of dire consequences if the vault was opened.
We know that clients will go to a clinic for tests via the diviners' advice and that they will return to the diviners who have, as they so movingly say, given them spirit.