Gods of Jade and Shadow

Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Gods of Jade and Shadow


I believe this is the first genre novel I've read by a Latinx author, perhaps the first of any type of literature. Moreno-Garcia is Mexican-born and Canadian "by inclination". This novel is Mythic Fiction, featuring Mayan gods and a lowly Cinderella-like poor relation. It is about the battle for the Kingdom of the Underworld between twin brother gods. It is both light and heavy, with powerful themes of love and self-sacrifice, while sprinkled with a little humor. I really enjoyed the novel, particularly the exposure to the Mayan mythology, of which I know very little. And I'm always up for a good fantasy based on mythology. This book was nominated for several awards including the Nebula.

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