The scientific study of death and dying and the practices associated with it, including the study of the needs of the terminally ill and their families.
DERIVATIVES thanatological| adjective thanatologist|-jist| noun ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from Greek thanatos ‘death’ + -logy.
Cailean stands beneath a spotlight in a blinding snowstorm. She has no idea where she is or how she got there, but she senses something moving around her in the darkness outside the light.
When the ominous presence calling himself Sariel makes himself known, he declares that he is Death Incarnate. Cailean has died, and now she will be forced to face the sins of her past in exchange for twenty-four hours of life to try to right her wrongs. And what she must do in return for this precious time is unthinkable.
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