This is the short story of Myakka, a fifteen year old female’s challenging journey to adulthood in the Mayan culture of A.D. 800. The journey was known as a “vision quest,” a three-day survival trek, under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs, required by the priesthood of Mayan City States to prove a candidate’s worthiness to join Mayan society. Successful completion of the journey led to an apprenticeship in one of the variety of functional support specialties within Mayan society. The story became the setting for the beginning of Book I in the Ancestor Series of Adventure-thrillers.
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About the Author
Marshall Chamberlain is a man focused on his passions, with no time for pets, lawns, plants, puttering around or companion compromises. He has a master’s degree in Resource Development from Michigan State University and a graduate degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School near Phoenix, Ariz. He was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and spent many years in investment banking, venture capital and even a stint as a professional waiter. He is obsessed with preparedness, survival and independence. This combination of traits and an unconditional openness to life have led him to all manner of adventure and authoring the Ancestor Series of adventure-thriller. The first book was "The Mountain Place of Knowledge," released on December 15, 2013; it was the first of three books in the series. Chamberlain’s primary worldview is simple but profound—“I’m in awe of the magnificence of this world.” To discover more about this above average man, visit his website: www.marshallchamberlain.com. Or, contact him at: email@example.com