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The Visionary Mayan Queen: Yohl Ik'nal of Palenque (Mists of Palenque Book 1)

The Visionary Mayan Queen: Yohl Ik'nal of Palenque (Mists of Palenque Book 1)

by Leonide Martin Ph.D.




Enter the world of a Mayan Queen

Yohl Ik'nal, first Mayan woman ruler, must overcome forces opposing her rule . . . betrayal and revenge, attack by enemy cities, and shamanic powers. Using her visionary ability, she saves her city from destruction, builds temples to honor her father and the Gods, and brings prosperity to her people while finding a love that sustains her.

But she foresees a time of darkness and devastation coming. Danger lurks ahead and she must choose a successor, either her weak son or willful daughter. Can she trust her vision to reveal the will of the Gods? The results of her choice will lead to ruin or bring her city to greatness.

Discover the opulent world of royal court intrigue, exotic ceremonies on towering pyramids, shamanic journeys, calendars and healing sciences of the ancient Mayas. Experience the excitement of sacrificial rituals and strategic battles for dominance in this exquisite city soaring in mountain mists.

A dynasty hangs in the balance . . .

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613398678
Publisher: Made For Success Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: Mists of Palenque , #1
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Leonide (Lennie) Martin: Retired California State University professor, former Family Nurse Practitioner, currently author and Maya researcher. My books bring ancient Maya culture and civilization to life in stories about both real historical Mayas and fictional characters. For historical accuracy, I researched Maya archeology, anthropology and history from the scientific perspective. For indigenous viewpoints, I studied with Maya teachers including Aum Rak Sapper, Guatemalan Priestess-Daykeeper and Hunbatz Men, Itza Maya Elder-Daykeeper. I lived in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico for five years to apprentice with Hunbatz Men, becoming a Solar Initiate and Maya Fire Woman in the Itza Maya tradition. The ancient Mayas created the most highly advanced civilization in the Western hemisphere, and my work is dedicated to their wisdom, spirituality, scientific and cultural accomplishments through compelling historical novels. For more information about my writing and the Mayas, visit:

Website: www.mistsofpalenque.com

Blog: http://leonidemartinblog.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leonide.martin

Table of Contents

List of Characters and Places 7

Map of Central and Southern Maya Regions 13

Map of Palenque (Lakam Ha) 14

YOHL IK'NAL - I Baktun 9 Katun 6 Tun 2 (562 CE) 17

YOHL IK'NAL - II Baktun 9 Katun 6 Tun 14 (568 CE) 25

YOHL IK'NAL - III Baktun 9 Katun 6 Tun 18 - Baktun 9 Katun 7 Tun 0 (572 CE-573 CE) 77

YOHL IK'NAL-IV Baktun 9 Katun 7 Tun 11 - Baktun 9 Katun 7 Tun 13 (584 CE-586 CE) 119

YOHL IK'NAL-V Baktun 9 Katun 8 Tun 0 - Baktun 9 Katun 8 Tun 11 (593 CE-604 CE) 153

Field Journal Archeological Camp 201

A Sneak Peek into Book 2 of the Mists of Palenque Series 227

Dynasty of Lakam Ha (Palenque) 249

Long Count Maya Calendar 251

The Tzolk'in and Haah Calendars 253

About the Author 255

Author Notes 257

Notes on Orthography (Pronunciation) 259

Acknowledgements 261

Other Works Leonide Martin 263

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