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

By David L. Smith

every one novel within the sequence, "The course Of The Jaguar," includes a earlier lifestyles file of an analogous soul, occasionally male occasionally woman, evolving within the context of the key old 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 construction towns and giving shape to an ideology that ended in the advance of excessive artwork, structure, writing, and spiritual spectacle all through relevant the United States.
imminent initiation into manhood, Fire-Eyes Jaguar discovers that he has inherited royal blood and that the prophecy given at his beginning calls for him to organize for a lifetime of privilege, probably to rule. either his mom and his non secular consultant urge him during this course, as does his scheming father, a long-distance service provider, who berates him for desirous to persist with the trail of his uncles who're developers and artists. needs to he select the trail of his blood or can he stick to his middle? 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 of for answers.
The author's rationale was once for readers to turn into immersed within the awareness in addition to the tradition and environments of the Early vintage interval Maya, continually drawing upon the most recent scholarship and preserving plausibility as a demand for each situation.

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