Gods of Jade and Shadow



Gods of Jade and Shadow 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. Best Download eBook Gods of Jade and Shadow Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • English
  • 15 March 2017
  • 0525620753

15 thoughts on “Gods of Jade and Shadow

  1. Chaima ✨ شيماء 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 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. enqi ☁️✨ [joon& 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. Rebecca Roanhorse 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 convinced both are were equally real 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 a...

  4. Emer (A Little Haze) 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 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...

  5. Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

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

  6. Amy Imogene Reads says:

    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 muchlike Hades and Persephone with 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 muchlike 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 ea...

  7. Candace Robinson 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 we 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 wr...

  8. Bookteafull (Danny) says:

    Oh my goodness, do you yourself a favor and purchase this when it gets published in AugustThis 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 gOh my goodness, do you yourself a favor and purchase this when it gets published in AugustThis 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 p...

  9. Iryna *Book and Sword* says:

    Big thanks to Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley for a digital arc of this book My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAMMy WORDPRESS BLOG

  10. laurel [suspected bibliophile] says:

    When Casiopea Tun defies her wealthy grandfather and opens the secret chest in his bedroom, she accidentally awakens Hun Kam , god of death and the Supreme Lord of Xibalba But Hun Kam was locked in the chest after being betrayed by his twin, and now he needs Casiopea s help to recover his stolen body parts and regain his throne Longing for a life of adventure and a way out of her tiny Yucatan home, Casiopea agrees and sets on off an adventure she never imagined.Casiopea and Hun Kam travel th When Casiopea Tun defies her wealthy grandfather and opens the secret chest in his bedroom, she accidentally awakens Hun Kam , god of death and the Supreme Lord of Xibalba But Hun Kam was locked in the chest after being betrayed by his twin, and now he needs Casiopea s help to recover his stolen body parts and regain his throne Longing for a life of adventure and a way out of her tiny Yucatan home, Casiopea agrees and sets on off an adventure she never imagined.Casiopea and Hun Kam travel the length and breadth of Mexico to recover his stolen eye, ear, finger and jade necklace and restore him to power all while walking straight into the dangerous traps placed by Vucub Kam to delay their victory and weaken the former supreme lord of death.I enjoyed this book, but I didn t enjoy the narrative style.Let s see if I can m...

  11. Allison says:

    HEART ACHE THIS IS SO AMAZING If you re at all into anything achy with mortals and immortals and a fairy tale feel THIS IS FOR YOU.Just absolutely fantastic and so gorgeous.

  12. Racheal says:

    I really liked this one It s a standalone fantasy set in Mexico in the 1920s, and it follows a young woman who s a servant in her grandfather s home until one day when she s left behind while the rest of the household goes on a daytrip and she decides to open the locked chest that s always been at the foot of her grandfather s bed Thinking to find gold or something to help her escape her life of drudgery, she instead ends up releasing the Mayan god Hun Kam and becoming inextricably linked wit I really liked this one It s a standalone fantasy set in Mexico in the 1920s, and it follows a young woman who s a servant in her grandfather s home until one day when she s left behind while the rest of the household goes on a daytrip and she decides to open the locked chest that s always been at the foot of her grandfather s bed Thinking to find gold or something to help her escape her life of drudgery, she instead ends up releasing the Mayan god Hun Kam and becoming inextricably linked with him until he can take back the throne of Xibalba, the Mayan underworld, from his treacherous, power hungry brother.First off, I have to say that this has absolutely fascinating ideas and world building just an amazing sense of place, both with the Mexican spin on the flapper era as well as with all the interesting Mayan trappings This inspired me to learn so much about the Yucatan, Mayan history, and the various Mexican wars and rebellions of the 19th and early 20...

  13. Becca | Pages & Postcards says:

    Gods of Jade and Shadow is a beautiful, lyrical historical fantasy novel set in 1920 s Mexico In it, a Mayan death god and a girl who dreams of adventure team up for a quest that will determine the fate of the worldShe had looked up in the night sky far too often, trying to divine her future in the face of the pockmarked moon Casiopea was a realist, but her youth also made it impossible to remain rooted to the earth every second of the day Once in awhile she sneaked a line of poetry into h Gods of Jade and Shadow is a beautiful, lyrical historical fantasy novel set in 1920 s Mexico In it, a Mayan death god and a girl who dreams of adventure team up for a quest that will determine the fate of the worldShe had looked up in the night sky far too often, trying to divine her future in the face of the pockmarked moon Casiopea was a realist, but her youth also made it impossible to remain rooted to the earth every second of the day Once in awhile she sneaked a line of poetry into her heart, or memorized the name of a star Casiopea ...

  14. Queen Cronut says:

    A fantasy novel set in Mexico during the 1920s with a side of Mayan mythology and an epic heroine Yes, please Casiopea Tun dreams of running away to the city, filled with jazz and modern ideas, but is instead stuck in a quiet, dreary town where she works as a servant in her grandfather s house After opening a mysterious chest in her grandfather s room, she discovers that she has unintentionally released Hun Kame, a legendary Mayan god pulling her into a centuries old rivalry between Mayan go A fantasy novel set in Mexico during the 1920s with a side of Mayan mythology and an epic heroine Yes, please Casiopea Tun dreams of running away to the city, filled with jazz and modern ideas, but is instead stuck in a quiet, dreary town where she works as a servant in her grandfather s house After opening a mysterious chest in her grandfather s room, she discovers that she has unintentionally released Hun Kame, a legendary Mayan god pulling her into a centuries old rivalry between Mayan gods, Hun Kame and Vacub Kame and the adventure of a lifetime.I really liked Casiopea because she was feisty and refused to let the men in her life dictate her actions Additionally, I liked the banter between Casiopea and Hun Kame, so hilarious Surprisingly, I also liked Casiopea s dirtbag cousin, Martin He felt very layered and he was an interesting character to r...

  15. Emma says:

    Dammit, this is way too young for me I m going to have to leave it.

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