The Jaguar and the Wolf by Leah R. Cutter

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Tyrthbrand the Viking wears the band of Tyr on his sword arm, and has achieved much through the grace of his god. But Tyrthbrand wants to be his own man, completing deeds that he alone can claim. When he accidentally kills a man at Leif Erikson's camp in Vineland, he flees south with his ship and crew, seeking a land free of skraelings and gods, where he can gain riches and fame. Lady Two Bird, former Mayan high priestess of Ix Chebel, has watched her power fade with age. Forced into retirement, she is afraid of fading into the earth without seeing her name written on the temple stairs. Thrown together into an unlikely alliance, Tyrthbrand and Lady Two Bird must save each other in the coming battles between the Itza city-states, as well as survive the collision of the Viking and Mayan gods that threatens both Heaven and earth.

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Leah Cutter's first novel, "Paper Mage" (Roc, 2003), is set in China, during the T'ang dynasty, around 837 A.D. Her second novel, "Caves of Buda" (Roc, 2004), is set in Budapest, with many different time periods, including pre-Christian Hungarian mythology, Roman magic, World War II, and 1957, when the Russians came back to Hungary. Her third novel, "The Jaguar and the Wolf" (Roc, 2005), is set in the Yucatan peninsula, around 1000 A.D., and explores what would have happened if the Vikings had met the Mayans.Leah Cutter's fourth novel, "Clockwork Kingdom" (Knotted Road Press, 2012), is a young adult contemporary fantasy, with bloodthirsty steampunk fairies determined to take over the world.Her fifth novel, "Zydeco Queen and the Creole Fairy Courts" (Knotted Road Press, 2012), is a young adult contemporary fantasy about a fiddler in Louisiana who has zydeco in her heart and Fay in her blood. Her short fiction includes fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and has been published in anthologies and on the web. A collection of her short fiction is available in "Baker's Dozen" (Knotted Road Press, 2013). Read more stories by this author at this author's blog at
Published January 9, 2012 by Knotted Road Press. 267 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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