It’s anticipation overload over here at Read Riordan, now that we have the cover for The Lords of Night by J. C. Cervantes. We could hardly bear the thought of leaving the world and characters of the Storm Runner trilogy behind, so this spin-off is a welcome addition to those page-turners based on Mesoamerican mythology. Here’s a synopsis of this Shadow Bruja novel, on sale 10/4/2022.
Fourteen-year-old Renata Santiago is the most powerful godborn of them all, a shadow bruja with a unique combination of DNA. The Mexica blood from her dad’s side gives her the ability to manipulate shadows. Her mom Pacific, a Maya goddess, gifted her a magical rope that controls time, and Ren recently used it to save a few gods from getting stuck forever in 1987. She brought them back to the present, but her BFF Ah Puch, the once fearsome god of death, darkness, and destruction, is now a teenager with no divine powers. When she suspects that the cinco–five renegade godborns–are up to no good, she finds herself embroiled in a quest to prevent the troublemakers from awakening the nine Aztec Lords of Night.
Shadow manipulation, a rope that controls time, and Ah Puch? We’re even more in than we were when we saw the gorgeous cover art by Alba Palacio.
Get a head start on that October 4 on-sale date and pre-order your copy today!