Gods of Jade and Shadow
- Epic Fantasy
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A one-of-a-kind fairy tale
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. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico.
Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box. She opens it—and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true.
In the company of the alluring god, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on an odyssey from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld.
“A magical novel of duality, tradition, and change... Moreno-Garcia’s seamless blend of mythology and history provides a ripe setting for Casiopea’s stellar journey of self-discovery, which culminates in a dramatic denouement. Readers will gladly immerse themselves in Moreno-Garcia’s rich and complex tale of desperate hopes and complicated relationships.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Set in a lushly rendered and gorgeous world, this is historical fantasy at its best: a fresh, feminist coming-of-age tale that lets the ancient and the new meld and clash, a tale you can't put down.”—S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||July 1, 2019|