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Gods of jade and shadow / Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library SF MOR (Text) 33500013100367 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library SF MOR (Text) 33500013100375 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library MOR (Text) 35500006199408 New Checked out 09/10/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525620754
  • ISBN: 0525620753
  • Physical Description: 338 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "The Mayan God of Death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Moreno-Garcia has a talent for taking Mexican folklore, customs, and mythology, twisting them around, and turning out fascinating stories immersed in different genre tropes. She took on vampires with Certain Dark Things (2016), then romantic historical fantasy in The Beautiful Ones (2017) and now she has reimagined the Cinderella mythos using Mayan (and a little Greek) mythology. Ill-used and treated like a servant by her abusive grandfather and ever-demanding aunts and cousins, Casiopea Tun dreams of fast music, dancing, night swimming, and living in the city. Like Pandora, she accidentally opens a forbidden box and ends up going off into the world—not in the way she had imagined, but nevertheless off to adventure. It soon turns out, though, that her life is on the line in a contest between two gods of the underworld: the Lord of Shadows, who she freed from imprisonment, and his treacherous, usurping brother, the Lord of Jade. Fans of lush, evocative language will be thoroughly delighted. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Moreno-Garcia has a talent for taking Mexican folklore, customs, and mythology, twisting them around, and turning out fascinating stories immersed in different genre tropes. She took on vampires with Certain Dark Things (2016), then romantic historical fantasy in The Beautiful Ones (2017) and now she has reimagined the Cinderella mythos using Mayan (and a little Greek) mythology. Ill-used and treated like a servant by her abusive grandfather and ever-demanding aunts and cousins, Casiopea Tun dreams of fast music, dancing, night swimming, and living in the city. Like Pandora, she accidentally opens a forbidden box and ends up going off into the world—not in the way she had imagined, but nevertheless off to adventure. It soon turns out, though, that her life is on the line in a contest between two gods of the underworld: the Lord of Shadows, who she freed from imprisonment, and his treacherous, usurping brother, the Lord of Jade. Fans of lush, evocative language will be thoroughly delighted. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Signal to Noise, named one of the best books of the year by BookRiot, Tordotcom, BuzzFeed, io9, and other publications; Certain Dark Things, one of NPR’s best books of the year, a Publishers Weekly top ten, and a VOYA “Perfect Ten”; the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award winning She Walks in Shadows (aka Cthulhu’s Daughters). She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Subject: Young women > Fiction.
Maya gods > Fiction.
Maya mythology > Fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Fiction.
Fables, Mexican > Fiction.
Nineteen twenties > Fiction.
Mexico > History > 1910-1946 > Fiction.
Death (Personification) > Fiction.
FICTION / Fantasy / Historical.
FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Mythological fiction.
Historical fiction.

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