The Jaguar Prophecies (Matt Howard #2)
When Matt accepts an invitation to a Mayan festival, she has no idea she's about to be plunged into a world of ancient secrets and impending doom. Now she'll have to warn the world of what's comingbefore it's too late. Full of action and suspense, this must-read will change the way you think about the past, the present, and the future....more
I couldn't make heads nor tails of half of it tho. I'm not a science oriented person. What I did understand tho, I found interestin ...more
Matt (short for Mathilda) Howard is an archaeologist who, due to a name mix up, gets an invitation to Chichen Itza to view the fall equinox at the pyramid of Kukulcan. Once there, she is told that she is the chosen one to be tasked with warning the world of the coming changes to the planet in the 2012 timeframe. Matt tries to explain that they got the wrong person but in the ...more
People fear change. Though, I ...more
At first look the topic might seem loaded, hard to understand, or even boring but it's surprisingly face paced and gripping. While some things of the science nature might go over some people's ...more
I really found it hard to rate because I felt the author wrote it not as just a fictional story but also as a way to get her research and conclusions out to people. She makes it clear with a quote at the end of the book that that is her intention. So I didn't know whether to critique it as fiction or nonfiction.
Regardless, I found the subject matter interesting and a subject that I knew a little about before reading the book. She makes some ...more
Basically the book just goes into depth about the origins of 2012. Y'know, the world's supposed to end and stuff on December 21, 2012. But according to this book the world's not gonna end, it's just gonna get turned upside on its friggin head.
I loved the main character, Matt Ho ...more
Author Phyllis Gunderson's fictional "The Jaguar Prophecies" explores the Mayan 2012 mythology in an uneven, but at times extremely well written and enjoyable short novel.
The story takes place in the mid 2000s where Dr. Mathilda Howard, known as Matt, is mistakenly invited to a special event at the Mayan temple complex at Chichen Itza. Matt soon meets a mystical Mayan "Old One" and launches into a series of discoverie ...more
Second, I just finished the book. And I must say that whoever edited the book did a bogus job when it comes to punctuation. I will now list all of the pages where punctuation errors were found:
6, 18, 30, 44, 48, 57, 63, 68, 69, 82, 83, 92, 98, 99, 108, 109, 117, 118, 124, 125, 134, 136, 137, 163, 166, 177, 179, and 189.
Some of these pages had multiple errors o ...more
It is written in the style that an archeologist would write (the main character is an older woman, Matt, who is a college professor in archeology).
It's funny. I love Matt's sarcastic, sometimes self deprecating, humor. I laughed aloud many times.
Jaguar gives a different slant on the 2012 gloom and doom prophesies we've heard so much about.
Gunderson has a quick, journalistic style of writing that keeps you turning the pages.
... and, it is informative. The author fed ...more
I have finished this book. As a history buff, I was enthralled with the ancient cultures and myths that were in the book. From secret covert operations to the calendars that foretells futures of our world. Everything that is needed for an action pack book you have.
I am thankful for the opportunity to be allowed the honor of given my opinion for this boo ...more
What a great thriller..I was hooked immediately and couldn't turn the pages fast enough!! I loved the story of Matt and her adopted daughter and how their trip to China to find the biological mother ends up providing Matt with more background into her search for the truth. Would have liked the book to be a bit ...more
The Jaguar Prophecies by Phyllis Gunderson is a novel about an archaeology professor, Matt Howard, who through mistaken identity receives an invitation to a solar show during the fall equinox in Mexico. She misses the show but does have an encounter with a shr ...more
The novel starts off a little slow, and it seems apparent that this is Gunderson's first book. The narrator (Matt) is rather playful, but I think she is supposed to be more feisty than she turned out to be. The story b ...more
Dr. Howard is a middle aged archeology professor who hated her given name Mathilda and legally changed it to Matt. She has an adopted daughter from China who is not onl ...more
The opening was fun, and promised what I'd hoped from the story. After that it became more of a fact-driven book. Don't get me wrong, it was interesting, and it was done pretty well--unlike some other novels used to portray a lot of ...more
This is a short book that covers the end time prophecies centered around the year 2012. According to the story there are several ancient cultures that tracked the planetary alignments and arrived at this date as the end time. The story was good however character development was thin and some of the prophecy theories were a bit overloaded. Not necessarily a bad book yet.... Also be mindful that this book only deals with the prophecies end of the overal ...more
Thanks again for the Giveaway win!
new words: stelae, kiva, ziggurat