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The Resource Gods of jade and shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Gods of jade and shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Label
Gods of jade and shadow
Title
Gods of jade and shadow
Statement of responsibility
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here we shall begin to tell a story: a tale of a throne lost, of monsters and magic. A tale of gods and of the shadow realm. But this, our story, it begins in our world, in the land of mortals. It begins with a woman. For this story, it is her story. It begins with her. The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather's house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty, small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather's room. She opens it, and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan God of Death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea's demise, but success could make her dreams come true. In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed only with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey, from the jungles of Yucatan to the bright lights of Mexico City, and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld. Mixing the excitement of the Roaring Twenties with Prehispanic mythology, Gods of Jade and Shadow is a vivid, wildly imaginative historical fantasy
Summary
A dark fairy tale inspired by folklore is set against the Jazz age in Mexico's underworld, where a young dreamer is sent by the Mayan God of Death on a life-changing journey
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10788933
Cataloging source
APLS
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Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mythology, Mexican
  • Maya gods
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Fables, Mexican
  • Young women
  • Maya mythology
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Death (Personification)
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
Label
Gods of jade and shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes glossary
  • Simultaneously published in the United States by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065672326
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781529402629
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019028297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088307766
Label
Gods of jade and shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publication
Note
  • Includes glossary
  • Simultaneously published in the United States by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065672326
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781529402629
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019028297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088307766

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