The Obsidian Butterfly

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The Obsidian Butterfly
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Age Range
12+
Release Date
February 15, 2022
ISBN
978-1982546113
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To the Chicome people, an eclipse is a time of terror. When darkness falls, the barrier separating the heavens and the earth becomes unstable. Then come the ravening Tzitzimime -- the star demons who thirst for human blood. Mayana and Ahkin know the full extent of the coming danger, but they must gather support or the Chicome Empire is doomed.

As the eclipse nears, many maneuver for power in this deadly game of worlds ending.

Metzi, Ahkin's treacherous sister, has seized control of the empire with the aid of the malevolent goddess known as the Obsidian Butterfly. But Metzi has no idea what the goddess has in store ...

Yemania and Ochix face the wrath of both their peoples. Their forbidden liaison may draw ancient enemies together ... or rip the young lovers apart forever.

And the princesses who battled fiercely for Ahkin's heart in The Seventh Sun meet again -- but this time, they must join forces in order to survive.

As for Ahkin and Mayana, the entire empire seems to want to keep them apart. Can their love endure the end of the world?

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The Obsidian Butterfly is a battle for the world.
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What I liked:
The Age of the Seventh Sun is an exciting series that takes the beliefs of ancient times, such as having to perform a ritual to raise the sun and placing a character to challenge tradition. Ahkin is vital in all three books in his determination that the sacrifices made to increase the sun are unnecessary. It is to believe it took three books for that fact to be proven true. This book is packed full of love, friendship, laughter, mythology, hard lessons, patience, sacrifice, bravery, trust, and unexpected happily ever after.
Final Verdict:
At the end of the book, the author's note provides greater cultural context into the events that inspired the story. She admits that while the world and characters she created are fantasy, they are pulled from actual life events and religions. The pacing of this final book did seem weighted down by the political discussion in the first half of the book, but the conclusion was satisfactory and echoed more of what the first book had.
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