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Jaguar Rising: A novel of the Preclassic Maya (The Path Of by David L. Smith

By David L. Smith

each one novel within the sequence, "The direction Of The Jaguar," comprises a prior lifestyles record of an analogous soul, occasionally male occasionally girl, evolving within the context of the foremost historic occasions that span (and signify) the vintage Maya civilization.
“Jaguar” is a metaphor for the soul. "Jaguar Rising," the 1st within the sequence, is a coming of age event tale that includes the charismatic rulers, innovators, and artists who have been development towns and giving shape to an ideology that ended in the advance of excessive paintings, structure, writing, and non secular spectacle all through significant the USA.
forthcoming initiation into manhood, Fire-Eyes Jaguar discovers that he has inherited royal blood and that the prophecy given at his delivery calls for him to organize for a lifetime of privilege, probably to rule. either his mom and his religious consultant urge him during this course, as does his scheming father, a long-distance service provider, who berates him for desirous to stick to the trail of his uncles who're developers and artists. needs to he decide upon the trail of his blood or can he persist with his center? Set in Belize and Guatemala in 35 B.C.E., encounters with rulers, tradesmen, and capability marriage companions mix with shamanic rituals, tough trials, battles, and betrayals that problem him to appear inside for answers.
The author's purpose used to be for readers to develop into immersed within the awareness in addition to the tradition and environments of the Early vintage interval Maya, continuously drawing upon the most recent scholarship and maintaining plausibility as a demand for each situation.

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