Margaret Evans is a graduate of Georgetown University. Her short stories and humorous philosophical essays have appeared in numerous literary magazines and journals, including Fullosia Press, Nupenz, Palabras Press, Ascent Aspirations, Underground Window, ken*again, Mannequin Envy, and Prose Toad. She is the author of four full-length mystery and suspense novels, The Sixth World, Trial in Jade: The Mayan Return, Kingdom Come: The Mayan Answer, and The Lethal Limit, as well as a six-mystery novella collection, Hostages to Murder. For more information about the author, visit www.margaretevans.com.
Kingdom Come: The Mayan Answerby Margaret Evans, Duncan Reid (Illustrator)
In this thrilling final chapter to the Maya Earth Trilogy, the Maya build their new age, but a terrible accident happens and global greed for power in a world of change threatens to tear the throne from the Mayan people. Marxan faces the ultimate sacrifice, and Amy Parrish must solve the riddle in an ancient Mayan text that could save her and all humans on earth. During the final hours of the Mayan calendar, Lord Panhuaja, from the banished tribe, seeks to find. . . the answer.
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Last of a trilogy, this book is about a new age on Earth with the coming of the Mayan Sixth World. This time, something is really going to happen. Several years previously, Amy Magee, archaeologist and expert on Mayan hieroglyphics, discovered some real Mayan pyramids that were buried. . . in central California. It seems that the Spanish wiped out only some of the Mayan race several hundred years ago; they did not wipe out the entire race. Today, Mayan workmen are busy unearthing the new Mayan city of Ixabal, getting ready for the coronation of the new King. Amy has a major part in the ceremony, as the Bringer of the Sixth World. Everything has been kept very quiet, so that the public does not know what is happening. The exception is a nosy newspaper reporter, who has been asking questions. A major complication happens when Will, a major figure in what is to come, gets conked on the head during a cavern cave-in, and loses a large chunk of his recent memory. That includes the memory of just what he is supposed to say and do in a couple of weeks. Candis, Will's sister, knows and accepts her part in the coming ceremony (think "human sacrifice"). Leo, her boyfriend, most assuredly does not agree. He comes up with a bold plan for the both of them to flee to someplace where they will never be found. Rumors of a huge treasure attract the attention of several international bad guys. Meantime, Amy races to interpret an ancient Mayan book which may have a very different interpretation of the start of the Sixth World. As with most trilogies, reading the first two books first is a good idea. It's also a good idea because this book, and the whole trilogy, is that good. It's interesting and plausible and it will certainly keep the reader interested.