Ah-Puch has gone through so many changes in the past few years that he’s practically unrecognizable. The Maya god of death, darkness, and destruction has transitioned from ruler of the underworld to prisoner to wannabe world destroyer to reluctant hero in the body of a fourteen-year-old.
Ever since Zane Obispo freed him from imprisonment, Ah-Puch’s journey has been filled with unexpected twists and turns. But now that the world is safe from Camazotz and Ixkik’, A.P. is ready to look toward the future and plan his next moves in peace.
That is, only after he helps his old friend Ren Santiago save the world again from a new group of renegade godborns. After being locked away for centuries, you’d think a guy would be able to go one day without facing another huge crisis. Give a god a break!
Life After Death
What would you do if you were a death god who was given a whole new lease on life? If you’re anything like A.P., you might want to chill out and enjoy all the finer things the mortal world has to offer.
But don’t be fooled by his apparent laissez faire attitude. If he senses that his allies are in danger, A.P. will drop whatever he’s doing and employ his vast personal resources to help them out of a pickle. Even if he’s in the middle of enjoying a perfectly warm and sunny beach day. But in that instance, you’d better be really close pals. Just sayin’ . . .
He may not spend as much time in Xib’alb’a as he used to, but A.P. is still tight with plenty of demons. In fact, he even has some on his payroll—not that we want to judge anybody based on the company they keep. But there is something a bit unsettling about being in the backseat of a classic car driven by a demon chauffeur.
Rumor has it that A.P. has even taken a young demon hybrid named Edison under his wing. Not only has A.P. been training Edison in the use of magic, but he’s also been helping the boy adjust to the human world.
Because if there’s one thing that Ah-Puch, the god of darkness, death, and destruction is famous for, it’s knowing how to act like a totally normal human being.
A.P.’s demon entourage makes a lot of sense considering his current situation. His current teenage form is shockingly more vulnerable than his godly one was. Goes to show that just because you’re the god of death, that doesn’t make you immune to the loss of life. (Or at least overwhelming physical pain.)
So, even though A.P. will do whatever he can to protect his friends, he’s much more limited in his abilities these days. But that’s okay! Because when your BFF is a powerful godborn and shadow bruja, you don’t really need to act as her protector anyway.
Unless of course, Ren’s powers start going on the fritz as well . . .
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