Parution : The Prophetic Mayan Queen: K’inuuw Mat of Palenque

K'inuuw Mat of Palenque : couv.
K’inuuw Mat of Palenque : couv.


  • Martin, Leonide

Leonide (Lennie) Martin is a retired California State University professor, former Family Nurse Practitioner, and current author and Maya researcher. Her books bring ancient Maya culture and civilization to life in stories about both real historical Mayas and fictional characters. The ancient Mayas created the most highly advanced civilization in the Western hemisphere, and her work is dedicated to their wisdom, spirituality, scientific and cultural accomplishments through compelling historical novels.

Résumé de l’éditeur

She was born to serve the Goddess Ix Chel. But K’inuuw Mat is destined to continue the Palenque (Lakam Ha) dynasty by marriage to Tiwol, fourth son of famous ruler Pakal. Trained in prophetic arts, she uses scrying to foresee the face of the man with whom she will bear the dynastic heir―but it is not her husband’s image. She is shocked upon arriving at Palenque to recognize that face as her husband’s older brother, Kan Bahlam. They are immediately attracted, sharing deep interest in astronomy. Though she resists, the magnetic force of their attraction propels them into forbidden embraces, until Kan Bahlam designs a bold plan that would solve his inability to produce a son―if he can gain his brother’s cooperation.

Set in the splendor of Lakam Ha’s artistic and scientific zenith, royal family conflicts and ambitions play out in a tapestry of brilliant Mayan accomplishments in calendars, astronomy, architecture, arts, and secret language codes that will astound people centuries later. As K’inuuw Mat contends with explosive emotions, she must answer the Goddess’ mandate to preserve Mayan culture for future generations. Her passion with Kan Bahlam leads to a pale daughter and bold son who carry this out as their civilization begins the decline and eventual collapse her prophetic vision foresees.

One great cycle rolls into the next . . .

Contemporary Mexican archeologist Francesca and her partner Charlie, a British linguist, venture into Chiapas jungles to a remote Maya village, seeking to unravel her grandmother’s secrets. The hostile village shaman holds the key, but refuses to share with outsiders the scandal that leads to foreign blood and ancient Palenque lineages. Only by re-claiming her own shamanic heritage can Francesca learn the truth of who she is, and bring her dynasty into the present.

Informations pratiques

  • Éditeur : Made for Wonder
  • Date de parution : 2019
  • Collection : (Mists of Palenque ; 4).
K'inuuw Mat of Palenque : 4e de couv.
K’inuuw Mat of Palenque : 4e de couv.

Olivier Jacquot

Responsable de la coordination de la recherche > Délégation à la Stratégie et à la recherche > Bibliothèque nationale de France

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