Gods of Jade and Shadow

PDF Epub Gods Of Jade And Shadow Author Silvia Moreno Garcia Thomashillier.co.uk The Mayan God Of Death Sends A Young Woman On A Harrowing, Life Changing Journey In This Dark, One Of A Kind Fairy Tale Inspired By Mexican Folklore.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 With Her Wits, Casiopea Begins An Adventure That Will Take Her On A Cross Country Odyssey From The Jungles Of Yucat N To The Bright Lights Of Mexico City And Deep Into The Darkness Of The Mayan Underworld.Gods of Jade and Shadow

Silvia Moreno Garcia is the author of Signal to Noise, named one of the best books of the year by BookRiot, Tordotcom, BuzzFeed, io9, and Certain Dark Things, one of NPR s best books of the year and a Publishers Weekly top ten the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • English
  • 12 April 2018

10 thoughts on “Gods of Jade and Shadow

  1. says:

    Me, flirting with this cover Hey, have I seen you from somewhere You remind me of a book.that I should get to know

  2. says:

    a dark fantasy set in 1920s Mexico inspired by Mayan mythology and is that a hades persephone reference i see this is WONDERFUL sign me up

  3. says:

    Oh, my heart So, so very good This is a evocative and moving fairy tale about a downtrodden girl and the Maya God of Death and how they both find each other and their humanity together Moreno Garcia consistently knows how to find my heartstrings and pull them not in a sappy way but in quiet moments of vulnerability and honesty Her vision of 1920 s Mexico and, strikingly, the Maya Underworld, are vivid and enchanting and bring the story alive I m convinc...

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    5 stars Gods of Jade and Shadow comes out on July 23, 2019.Unlike anything I ve ever read This Mayan death god myth making tale was perfect.Writing Concept Characters Pacing First off, I am probably in the minority here, but I did not see this story as overly similar to a Cinderella tale the similarities end after the first few chapters The marketing for Gods of Jade and Shadow bills it as a Jazz Age Cinderella, but the story felt much like Hades and Persephone with a dash of the Art Deco I could not get enough of this story Gods of Jade and Shadow follows the story of Casiopea, a girl growing up in rural Mexico in the early 1900s who discovers a chest of ancient black bones in her grandfather s bedroom Accidentally cutting herself and bleeding on the bones, Casiopea resurrects the Mayan god of death, Hun Kame Hun Kame was cursed and imprisoned in his bones well, most of his bones by his twin brother, and suffice to say Hun Kame is not pleased with the turn of events Finding herself tied to Hun Kame through her blood, Casiopea embarks on a quest with the death god to collect his missing bones and defeat his twin brother to reclaim the Mayan underworld Obviously, the tone of Gods of Jade and Shadow is dark and mythic in scope and it reads that way One of my favorite aspects of the novel was the gritty realism brought to the plot by Casiopea herself She stands apart...

  5. says:

    I was so excited when I heard about this book and so was beyond thrilled when I was lucky enough to be granted an ARC from NetGalley and WOW DID THIS BOOK NOT DISAPPOINT I loved it Absolutely loved it This book to me is the perfect blend of fantasy, mythology and historical fiction It s filled with Mayan folklore that truly came alive for me I must confess I know nothing about Mayan mythology but this book has been a wonderful starting point for me Apparently it is inspired by the Popol Vuh which is a text that recounts the mythology and history of the K iche people, one of the Maya peoples, and ahhhh I just need to know The story focuses on the Mayan gods of death, Hun Kam and Vucub Kam , and their fight for control of their underworld, Xibalba And into the story of course comes unsuspecting humans, brilliant Casiopea and her douchebag cousin Mart n Casiopea is a brilliant character Her upbringing was one of sadness and mistreatment especially at the hands of her cold hearted grandfather and cousin Mart ...

  6. says:

    a dark fantasy set in 1920s Mexico inspired by Mayan mythology this sounds AMAZING

  7. says:

    Why I love it by S A ChakrabortyFrom the moment I spotted the phrase the Mayan god of death in the Jazz Age, I knew I needed to get my hands on Gods of Jade and Shadow I ve always been a fan of historical fantasy, and there s little I love than seeing ancient figures thrown into a modern world Add in a stunning cover, hints of a rags to riches protagonist, and a journey to the Underworld I was sold.But this wondrously written book is so much than that The story follows Casiopea Tun, who, in an attempt to escape her grandfather s home, inadvertently links up with a Mayan god eager to take back his throne Soon she finds herself on a death defying adventure, and experiencing the equally terrifying prospect of first love.This is both a classic fairy tale the mysterious box, the alluring figure offering the promise of a new beginning and a fresh, coming of age journey that lets Casiopea be at once fierce and frightened, larger than life yet human Casiopea leaps from the page, her hop...

  8. says:

    I was pretty excited for this because I especially loved Sylvia s last book, The Beautiful Ones And then she s done really great Mexican settings in the two other books I ve read by her as well What I really liked here was the MC Casiopea was the perfect character and I loved reading her wittiness in her dialogue and her remarks that she would give to Hun Kam I seriously loved Hun Kam , too, especially as his character progressed in the book The two together had such great chemistry There were several POVs in this one, but I really wish that it was only Casiopea and Hun Kam I was kind of bored at times with Casiopea s cousin and Hun Kam s brother Minor detail but I felt like Casiopea s name had a lot of syllables so I had to keep shortening it to Cas in my head as I read it The writing and world descriptions were beautiful and the tale was very cool Another complaint was I wi...

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    TW Graphic descriptions of death and sacrifice Then it is a good thing I rescued you, Hun Kam said You did not rescue me, Casiopea replied I opened that chest Besides, I wasn t a princess in a tower I knew I d get away one way or another, and I was not waiting for a god to liberate me That would have been both silly and unlikely Gods of Jade and Shadow is an astonishingly beautiful book This is up there amongst one of my favourite books of all time and I strongly encourage everyone to read it The way that the Mayan mythology and Mexican history is interwoven is nothing short of magical I was entranced by the world building and could have stayed there for much longer Casiopea Tun aka Lady Tun aka Stone Maiden aka heroine of my heart, is glorious Her strength lies in herself and her compassion is a shining beacon of wonder She is a head strong young woman who knows she wants and deserves than the hand that life has dealt her, she just didn t think that her souls journey would be kicked off by being the handmaiden of Hun Kam , Lord of Xibalba Even though things didn t go as planned, and she wasn t waiting around to be rescued, she delved headfirst into the mythmaking j...

  10. says:

    Oh my goodness, do you yourself a favor and purchase this when it gets published in August This standalone myth making tale was truly one of a kind The narrative takes place in Mexico in the 1920s and follows Casiopeia, our servant protagonist, as she embarks on a dark journey after opening her grandfather s locked chest Hoping to find gold that she can use to escape her dreary life, she becomes shocked to realize what the contents of the chest actually are the magical bones of the Mayan god Hun Kame As a shard of bone sinks into Casiopeia s skin thus fusing her life with that of the god s she finds herself forcibly partaking on a quest to assist Hun Kame in taking back the throne of Xibalba Mayan Underworld from his deceitful, power hungry brother The idea behind Gods of Jade and Shadow was as fascinating as the world building Moreno Garcia builds up the atmospheric elements of the Underworld while beautifully executing the integration of a slow build romance, Mayan history, and a new perspective on the flapper era The author s writing made capturing the entirety of every scene effortless Whilst this book wasn t complex by any means, it still made me think about Mexican culture an...

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