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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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
Other Works Leonide Martin 263