The Queen Jade by Yxta Maya Murray
A Novel (Red Lion) (Spanish Edition)

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There is a legend of the New World that has endured for centuries: the strange, tragic tale of a King, a Witch . . . and a blue gem of intoxicating beauty said to grant extraordinary power to whoever possesses it.

Archaeologist Juana Sanchez, convinced that she's discovered the key to unlocking the mystery of the fabled Queen Jade, ventures into the Central American jungle alone—just ahead of the relentless pounding fury of Hurricane Mitch. When the terrible storm is over, Juana is gone, and an ancient, long-buried jade mine has been uncovered in the mountains of Guatemala, giving new hope to all obsessed seekers of the legendary stone. But it is a different obsession that plunges Juana's daughter—scholar and bookseller Lola Sanchez—into the remarkable adventure of a lifetime. For only by following the Queen Jade's perilous, cursed trail can Lola hope to find her vanished mother . . . if it isn't already too late.

 

About Yxta Maya Murray

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Yxta Maya Murray is the author of The Conquest—winner of the Whiting Award—and The King's Gold, the second novel in her acclaimed Red Lion series. She is a professor at Loyola Law School and lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published September 7, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Lola’s conquest of rake Erik and revelations about her parentage momentarily quicken the pulse, but turgid prose slows the narrative (“here chocolate-covered earth, streaked with lime and pebbled with stones, extruded into the paved areas, thick, deep, and making exhaling sounds when the car’s wh...

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