“I would give this book 2 1/2 stars.
The prologue starts reallly interesting. The character, Jed Delanda, is inhabiting the mind/body of a mayan who is about to sacrifice his life... The story then begins with the present; who Jed is and how he ends up with the rest of characters. This part, about the first 1/4 of the book should've been condensed; it is long and boring- a filler. Also, the way they explain how they are able to send people back into the past is just plain- silly.
Jed is back in time trying to learn the "end game," or "sacrifice game," and how the Mayan's calendar predicted things they could not have known. This part of the book, and the lives of the Mayan people was extraordinary. It was colorful, vivid, gripping... But then Jed comes back to the future with the information on the calendar. What happened to Jed or the maya indian he inhabited; the people he was with, how the Mayans went back to their original villlage, what happened to the powerful villain warlord who believed they were the Gods and the warlord who's reason why Jed was sent to the great city, we will never know.
Jed comes back and the world is- saved! Really? I was totally disappointed. Also the end leads us to believe that now Jed wants to see the world end- hence the second and then third book in the trilogy. For whatever reasons the author is picking it up there, and that's ok. But then again, maybe this book should've just been about the Mayans...
morrighan wrote this review Wednesday, June 29, 2011.