Gods of Jade and ShadowBook - 2019
The Jazz Age is in full swing. Casiopea Tun cleans the floors of her wealthy grandfather's house and dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. When she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather's room she opens it-- and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea's demise, but success could make her dreams come true. The odyssey takes her from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City-- and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld. -- adapted from jacket
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This fascinating tale incorporates both historical fiction and Mayan folklore as it follows a young woman’s quest that takes her to Mexico City during the Jazz Age and the underworld.
A dark fairy tale inspired by folklore is set against the Jazz age in Mexico's underworld, where a young dreamer is sent by the Mayan God of Death on a life-changing journey.
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A heroic young woman, a quest, a handsome fallen god, magic & mayhem set in post-revolutionary 1920s Mexico woven with fantastic Mayan cosmology. What's not to love?!
The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather's house to listen to any fast tunes. Then one day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather's room, opens it - and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother.
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