Sun of Blood and Ruin: A Novel

Sun of Blood and Ruin: A Novel

by Mariely Lares
Sun of Blood and Ruin: A Novel

Sun of Blood and Ruin: A Novel

by Mariely Lares

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Inspired by Zorro and Isabel Allende, Sun of Blood and Ruin is built on a strong foundation of history, fantasy and the effect of colonialism. It’s a new, unique perspective on 16th century Mexico populated by dynamic characters and a fantastical magic that is sure to evoke comparisons to Daughter of the Moon Goddess and Black Sun.

Rumor has it on the streets of sixteenth-century New Spain, there’s a new vigilante in town serving justice. This reimagining of Zorro—featuring a heroic warrior sorceress—weaves Mesoamerican mythology and Mexican history two decades after the Spanish conquest into a swashbuckling, historical debut fantasy with magic, intrigue, treachery, and romance.

A new legend begins…

In sixteenth-century New Spain, witchcraft is punishable by death, indigenous temples have been destroyed, and tales of mythical creatures that once roamed the land have become whispers in the night. Hidden behind a mask, Pantera uses her magic and legendary swordplay skills to fight the tyranny of Spanish rule.

To all who know her, Leonora de las Casas Tlazohtzin never leaves the palace and is promised to the heir of the Spanish throne. The respectable, law-abiding Lady Leonora faints at the sight of blood and would rather be caught dead than meddle in court affairs.

No one suspects that Leonora and Pantera are the same person. Leonora’s charade is tragically good, and with magic running through her veins, she is nearly invincible. Nearly. Despite her mastery, she is destined to die young in battle, as predicted by a seer.

When an ancient prophecy of destruction threatens to come true, Leonora—and therefore Pantera—is forced to decide: surrender the mask or fight to the end. Knowing she is doomed to a short life, she is tempted to take the former option. But the legendary Pantera is destined for more than an early grave, and once she discovers the truth of her origins, not even death will stop her.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063254312
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 02/20/2024
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 89,412
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Mariely Lares is a Mexican-American writer of fiction. Born in the only hospital of a small town in Southern California—which, fun fact, is also Cher’s birthplace—she grew up straddling two worlds, crossing the border almost every day. The daughter of Mexican immigrants, she holds a degree in Computer Science Engineering and lives in San Diego, where she can be found doing all the outdoorsy things, rescuing dogs, and writing her next book.

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