With her heart she rose high above mist that clung like white gauze to the verdant green hills of the highlands, then wheeled to ride a swift carpet of warm wind over white beaches and across the blue-green tidal inlet that led home. She lived in two worlds, now-in the present, clinging to the vibrant texture of life.
And in the past, in that time when as a child she ran barefoot toward the promise of tomorrow and touched, so easily, the elusive tail-feathers of happiness-in that time and place in the sacred round of days when she had known Red Canoe.
Editor's Notes: This is a really, really, good book. The author's writing style draws you into it and the characters come alive. This would make a great movie. The story line is engaging. Judith did a lot of research to make sure that the world of the Mayans came alive with as much accuracy as is possible. I haven't found any anachronysms, but I'm not the expert. She is. I especially like that she put a glossary in the back for the Mayan terms. I can say with confidence that this book is quibatzunah (beautiful.)
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (December 5, 2005)
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