Disclosure: Disney Book Group is partnering with me for a giveaway!
Do you know about Mayan mythology? You will after reading The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes published by Rick Riordan Presents, an imprint of Disney Book Group. Learn more about this new fictional book infused with Mayan mythology at ReadRiordan.com. Then, buy The Storm Runner on Amazon AND/OR enter to win a copy (and $100 Visa gift card) below.
Just like Percy Jackson introduces Greek mythology, this book will introduce kids to Mayan mythology. In fact, it turns out that Zane, a boy with one leg shorter than the other, is the son of a mysterious Mayan god. He learns this after he explores a dormant volcano, meets a hawk-girl, and learns his kooky neighbor lady is an ancient Mayan guardian.
Zane’s supposed to be concerned about the ancient prophecy which says he’s going to release the evilest god from the underworld. In fact, his neighbor Ms. Cab is hoping to stop this from happening — or at least be present when it does happen. But when his beloved dog, Rosie, goes missing, Zane makes the decision to release the evil god named Ah-Puch for Rosie’s return.
Quirky characters surround Zane on this epic adventure to first save Rosie and then save the world. What else does this story have? Eyeballs, chickens, demons, magic, enchanted chocolate, giants, glyphs, betrayal, and friendship, … you get the idea.
From New Mexico to California to the afterworld, Zane’s adventure is only just beginning in this first book in the series.
Learning More About the Ancient Maya
Have you heard of the well known Maya god, Quetzalcoatl or Kukulcan? (Try saying those names three times fast!) There aren’t too many good nonfiction books for you to learn more about the Maya gods and goddesses but here are two you might consider:
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Mayan Soothsayer by Rupert Matthews
The Ancient Maya by Jackie Maloy
You’ll be fascinated not just the pantheon but also by their advanced calendar, the bloodthirsty ballgame — included in The Storm Runner story– as well as their use for cacoa beans.
New Mayan Mythology Adventure Book & Gift Card Giveaway
A GIFT FROM THE GODS
One (1) winner will receive:
- a copy of The Storm Runner,
- plus a $100 Visa gift card for a purchase of mythical proportions.
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
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