A fantastic story of Mayan culture and mythology.
If there’s one thing I adore above most else it’s a good travelogue. When you’re stuck in rainy, bleak England, in the middle of January, and the only way you’re getting out of town is by disappearing into a book of foreign places, it’s bliss. And this didn’t disappoint in that respect. A good portion of the book takes place in the Belize rainforest. Gorgeous.
Another thing I love is history. This deals with both ancient and modern aspects of Mayan life and culture. The author has studied Mayan culture and mythology extensively, and the breadth of knolwlege in this story is a delight when you want more than just boy meets girl.
The story is well developed, and the characters work well together. It has a good mix of horror when we get to the temples and pyramids.
We have some odd use of contractions and some of the sentence structure is unusual, but it only adds to the charm of the story as you get into the flow of the author’s style. We have some reference material at the end of the book that I enjoyed as well.
I enjoyed this story and particularly the geography, history and cultural aspects of the book.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.