The Controversial Mayan Queen: Sak K’uk of Palenque (The Mists of Palenque)

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A MOTHER AND SON FIGHT TO PRESERVE THEIR DYNASTY...

Sak K'uk, the daughter of the first ruler of a powerful Mayan city, faces rebellious nobles and spiritual crisis in her city following a devastating enemy attack. The sacred portal to the Gods is desecrated, temples and crops destroyed and the was ruler killed. With her city in chaos and leaderless, Sak K'uk undertakes a perilous Underworld journey to seek help.

After encountering the Underworld Goddess, Sak K'uk rises above the opposition and holds the throne for her young son. She knows that a Mayan prophecy foretold her son’s destiny to become ruler. The intense trials of mother and son forge a special bond that proves both a blessing...and a curse.

Enter the ancient Mayan world of jungle-draped stone cities with soaring pyramids and broad plazas gleaming in tropical sun. Experience the turbulent court intrigue wrapped in dazzling rituals common to the bizarre Maya Underworld. Follow the story of this strong-willed young ruler, as she and her son battle to restore their city to greatness at any cost.

"The author has great skills at world building and crafting a fantasy story that will keep the reader engaged and entertained from cover to cover. Great author voice and writing style...an entertaining mix." ~Writer's Digest

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Leonide (Lennie) Martin is a retired California State University professor, former Family Nurse Practitioner, and current author and Maya researcher. Her books bring ancient Maya culture and civilization to life in stories about both real historical Mayas and fictional characters. The ancient Mayas created the most highly advanced civilization in the Western hemisphere, and her work is dedicated to their wisdom, spirituality, scientific and cultural accomplishments through compelling historical novels.

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The author has great skills at world building and crafting a... story that will keep the reader engaged and entertained from cover to cover. Great author voice and writing style... an entertaining mix. – Writer’s Digest (2016)



Martin's writing and characterization are both excellent...she writes with loving detail about Mayan life. The story is a seamless blend of history and mythology. Sak K'uk believes that Pakal is meant to be the next ruler...and she convinces the priests to train her son...(but) Ek Chuuah, who was injured and exiled...will stop at nothing to harm the royal family, even to the point of devising a plan to desecrate one of their holiest shrines. I can't wait to read the third book in the series. – The Seattle Book Review, Jo Niederhoff (Feb. 2017)



The Controversial Mayan Queen... is well-done, entertaining, and revealing... the emotionally charged and complex relationship between Sak K'uk and her son... lends it an extra dimension that is unexpectedly and compellingly engrossing. - Midwest Book Review (2017), Diane Donovan, (Feb. 2017)

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