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Young Lords of Siyah Chan: A Novel of the Ancient Maya Joan C Wrenn

Young Lords of Siyah Chan: A Novel of the Ancient Maya

Joan C Wrenn

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Life among the Ancient MayaLiving in the shadow of the prestigious Na K’abal Xook of the famous sacrifice-trance vision of her warrior ancestor, the three sons of Ahaw Itzamna Balam, Holy Lord of Siyah Chan, each face their own life challenges.YoaatMoreLife among the Ancient MayaLiving in the shadow of the prestigious Na K’abal Xook of the famous sacrifice-trance vision of her warrior ancestor, the three sons of Ahaw Itzamna Balam, Holy Lord of Siyah Chan, each face their own life challenges.Yoaat Balam, the Heir, Scribe and artist, prefers studying astronomy and designing monuments and inscriptions. Yaxuun Balam, who aspires to be a strong and famous Warrior, is sent by his father as fighter and diplomat to the nearby city of Yokib. Kuy Balam, the youngest, feels no calling to a vocation, yet harbors a secret fear.Each must navigate the twists and turns of life among their people, the Ancient Maya, and find his own path as a True Man. At the same time, their distant cousin Ch’el Balam has been contracted to marry a man from far-away Motul, and must travel there with her new family and establish a home among strangers.You can journey with these Maya and their families through the panoply of ritual, ceremony, family squabbles, and warfare, as they build their lives in a tumultuous time whose secrets are only now being uncovered by archaeological research and the decipherment of their intriguing inscriptions.