Gods of Jade and Shadow (preorder)

Gods of Jade and Shadow (preorder)

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(preorder—due in Fall)

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

Note: Only those sent an invitation may preorder this title. Customers may only order the edition they’ve been invited to.

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.”

 

 

authors_list:
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
binding:
Hardcover
book_case:
None
book_edition:
Limited
book_length:
368 pages
book_type:
Novel
country_of_manufacturer:
United States
is_subpress:
Yes
print_status:
Pre-Order
year:
2022
badge:
preorder