The Well of Sacrifice

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780395903742

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About the Author

Chris Eboch is the author of over 30 books for children, including The Well of Sacrifice and the Haunted series. Visit her online at chriseboch.com
Bryn Barnard is an author and illustrator of several books for children, including Outbreak! Plagues that Changed History and The Well of Sacrifice, which was written by Chris Eboch. Visit his online at his website at brynbarnard.com and on Twitter @brynbarnard.

Reviews

"an exciting narrative with a richly textured depiction of ancient Mayan society...The novel shines not only for a faithful recreation of an unfamiliar, ancient world, but also for the introduction of a brave, likable, and determined heroine." Kirkus Reviews

Set in ninth-century Guatemala, at the height of the Mayan civilization, this is the story of Eveningstar Macaw, a young girl who finds the fate of her city in her hands. When she discovers enemy soldiers in the jungle while she is hunting medicinal herbs, Eveningstar Macaw tells her older brother, Smoke Shell, who saves the city. But the honor conferred upon Smoke Shell and his family turns out for the worse after the death of the king puts him in line to rule. Harsh, highly placed enemies sacrifice Smoke Shell to the gods; then it is up to Eveningstar Macaw to avenge her brother and eventually save herself. Eboch does a good job of balancing the many details of Mayan life with an electrifying--sometimes gory--story. Eboch does not pull back much as she chronicles both the sacrifices and the ritual bloodletting that were part of the Mayan culture. Of course, shocking events won't deter readers who will already be caught up in the excitement that reaches a high-velocity climax as Eveningstar Macaw struggles to avoid the fate her enemies have plotted for her.
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