Spirit of the Jaguar
When seventeen year old Mack and friends head to the jungles of Central America to visit an archaeological dig, they never expect to become entangled in an intrigue of stolen artifacts.
Through the power of ancient Mayan magic the three young people, plus a modern-day Mayan friend, are taken back in time where they are forced to deal with terrible treachery that threatens the whole of Mayan civilization. Together with new friends they learn to overcome, not just the enemy, but the dangers and challenges of the untamed jungle and the endless caves beneath it.
The story starts off briskly with a bit of action then takes ...more
I particularly enjoyed the atmospheric setting in Belize amongst the rainforest and the ruins of Mayan civilisation.
The author clearly has knowledge of both to be able to include the sounds and sights and sensory experiences so realistically. It made the story vivid.
I also liked the inclusion of moments where ancient cultures clashed with modern views and judgements - because i ...more
Her time spent exploring the jungles and caves of Belize, infuses her first novel ...more