The Night of the Moon Serpent: First Passage to the World Beyond
By Amaia S. Li
After an encounter with the eccentric Dr. Máximo Rojas, twelve-year-old David Luke starts to experience mysterious symptoms. Dreams about giant owls and visions of a silver-white snake haunt him. Later, Rojas kidnaps David's mother in order to lure the boy to enter the ruins of an ancient pyramid. It is there that David will not only face the truth about his father, but also about himself.
THE NIGHT OF THE MOON SERPENT: FIRST PASSAGE TO THE WORLD BEYOND will take readers of all ages to an adventure where a powerful brujo, or sorcerer, and a modern-day healer, the curandero, vie for control over a mythological creature and the possession of a boy's soul.
Unbelievably, there is a deep story within these 80 pages. The author doesn’t waste any time jumping into the lives of 12-year-old David and his mother who have relocated to a foreign country for his mothers work.
David gets a rough start in his new community and is soon thrown into a fantasy world of sorcery and wild creatures. His life is soon in danger as a man named Dr. Rojas dredges up the mystery behind the disappearance of David’s past.
I loved how fast-paced this story is and can’t wait for the next book! I also enjoy the author’s depiction of the country’s ancient history and lore. A great read for all ages.
Amaia S. Li was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at West Oahu and earned an MLISC at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She lives in Honolulu. The Night of the Moon Serpent is her first book.
Amaia’s blog: http://secretweekendwriter.wordpress.com/