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In the Courts of the Sun by Brian D'Amato
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Oct 13, 2009

it was ok

The premise was interesting - why does the calendar of the ancient Maya end at 2010 (they just ran out of stone and figured they'd get it done later, but never got around to it? Sorry, bad joke). The protagonist is a 'current' Maya, disrespected in his own country and through various machinations (believeable or un-) has the chance to 'go back' and see why the calendar ends (and do a few other thing.) Part of the early story has him rescued by Mormon hospital workers and sent to live with a mormon family. The later story also has a church leader mixed up in the plot although, so far, I'm not seeing why.

The presentation of disjointedness at suddenly finding oneself in the height of the Maya empire is good, but some of the other -- not so much.

I liked the mystery, but not the rest and since this definitely reads like "book 1 of x" I personally don't see my self going back.

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