Gods of Jade and Shadow

Gods of Jade and Shadow

Dust jacket, full-color endsheets, and chapter head illustraton by Bo Feng Lin

Note: There is a limit of one copy per edition per person/household.

Our edition of Gods of Jade and Shadow will be printed on premium paper, in two colors throughout. 

About the Book:

A Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a life-changing quest in this fantastical novel inspired by Mexican folklore.

The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to attend any parties. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty, small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden chest in her grandfather’s room. She opens it–and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan God of Death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true. 

In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld. 

Lettered: 26 signed, specially bound copies, housed in a custom traycase

Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies


From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

“Moreno-Garcia (The Beautiful Ones) crafts a magical novel of duality, tradition, and change, set in the late 1920s as Mexico transitions from its post-Revolution period to the Jazz Age… Readers will gladly immerse themselves in Moreno-Garcia’s rich and complex tale of desperate hopes and complicated relationships.”


From Library Journal (Starred Review): 

“Snappy dialogue, stellar worldbuilding, lyrical prose, and a slow-burn romance make this a standout.”



Silvia Moreno-Garcia
368 pages
United States
In Print