December 21, 2012
According to Mayan legend, the human age is scheduled to end today. That's what the Belizean tour guide tells Michelle's family as they paddle canoes out of the solstice sun and deep into the mysterious, dark cave system.
The Earth trembles. The cave crumbles. Michelle is thrown back in time, away from everything she knows and everyone she loves, into an ancient world of palace politics, bloody warfare, and human sacrifice.
Men Ch'o, second son of the ruler of a small Mayan city-state, has always stood in the shadow of his elder brother, but the unexpected arrival of the goddess Ix Chel in human form will shift the fulcrum of power and upset the balance of his heart.
The unlikely intersection of their lives just might change everything.
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About the Author
Author Liz Coley remembers the teen years more vividly than she remembers what she had for breakfast. Her stories feature teens creating lives of consequence, teens whose choices make a difference for themselves, for others, and even for the world. Strangely enough (or not) adults love reading these stories, too. Liz has written a lot of novels. Where are they? Pretty Girl-13 has been published in 12 translations on 5 continents. Out of Xibalba and the Tor Maddox series can be found on Smashwords and other ebook distributors; the others are waiting to see the light. Her short stories, all science fiction/fantasy, have appeared in several anthologies as well Cosmos Magazine. For more, please visit at lizcoley.com.
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