When a Mayan girl in ninth-century Guatemala suspects that the High Priest sacrifices anyone who stands in the way of his power, she proves herself a hero.
Eveningstar Macaw lives in a glorious Mayan city in the ninth century. Food and goods are plentiful, and in gratitude the people make offerings of animals, human blood, and sometimes even human life to the gods.
Following the death of the king, the great city begins to crumble. The High Priest, Great Skull Zero, orders Eveningstar's beloved brother and many other young male nobles to be sacrificed. Eveningstar is suspicious of the High Priest's motivations, and when she attempts to save her brother, her boldness makes her an enemy of the High Priest. Condemned to be cast into the Well of Sacrifice, Eveningstar must escape, not only to save her own life, but also to rescue her family and her city from the evil grasp of Great Skull Zero.
This exciting, fast-paced tale, narrated by an amazingly courageous and convincing heroine, is rich with details of ninth-century Mayan life and replete with drama and suspense.
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