Lost Mayan king holds power to save world in new young adult novel

“The 2012 Prophecies” features ancient Mayan culture and beliefs
(PR NewsChannel) / January 19, 2012 / WASHINGTON 
“The 2012 Prophecies” by L. P. Simone

“The 2012 Prophecies” by L. P. Simone

L. P. Simone uses knowledge earned over a lifetime of experience in Central America to dramatically portray ancient Mayan culture in her debut fantasy novel, “The 2012 Prophecies” (ISBN 1463567332). Writing for a young adult audience, Simone’s story springs from mysteries concerning the rapidly approaching end-date of the complex Mayan calendar.

Adopted from Guatemala by an American archaeologist, Cory McClintock knows nothing about the culture of his birth, nor of the ancient prophecy of the end of time. As the final day of the Mayan calendar approaches, freak weather, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions all over the world signal that the predictions are coming true. Days before the approaching apocalypse, Cory is kidnapped and returned to Guatemala. As the last living heir to the first Mayan king, only Cory can satisfy the gods’ demand for human blood required by an ancient ritual. But the gods aren’t the only ones hungry for a piece of Cory. Only by killing him can his biological uncle make himself a living god and rule the new creation predicted to rise from the ashes of the old one. Cory has to choose: save himself or a world reeling toward disaster.

“Young people love trying to figure out how ancient prophecies might affect our world,” Simone says. “Because my story is a fantasy rooted in real ancient Mayan beliefs and practices, I think readers will find Cory’s situation compelling.” She hopes that, in addition to having fun reading about a boy as he discovers the truth about his birth and struggles to understand his role in the unraveling of an ancient mystery along the way, readers will also learn something about the Ancient Mayan culture.

 “The 2012 Prophecies” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.

About the Author: L. P. Simone earned master’s degrees in Latin American studies from Georgetown University, and writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. As a school librarian, Simone loves introducing children to ancient Mayan myths while she conducts doctoral research on fantasy for young readers.

L. P. Simone
Phone:             (202) 262-8416
Website:           www.lpsimone.com



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