Azreya is a story about a young girl who is trying to find out who she is meant to be. She was marked from birth with different eyes and a mark on her hand. Her parents sought out the help of a shaman and the shaman ended up deceiving Azreya’s parents. She stays with the shaman for a few years until her eyes are opened to the deceitful ways of the shaman. Azreya leaves the shaman and is finally able to let Tecuani, her inner animal run free. Does Azreya/Tecuani fulfill their mission of letting the truth known? You’ll just have to read the book to find out! P.S. this novel has illustrations to help the imagination!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Mary E Espinozahttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngMary E Espinoza2022-09-12 20:28:132022-09-15 07:58:58Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes – Review by Mary Espinoza
Azreya is the story of a young Aztec girl, whose family believed she was cursed and her only salvation was to give her to a shaman at the age of three. She grows under his tutelage, wondering who she is and what her purpose should be. Can she trust those around her to be honest and have her best interests at heart? This story has it all, survival, betrayal, and disappointment in those who were supposed to love her the most. Azreya goes on a difficult journey where she learns to trust herself and her abilities as she attempts to save the very people who pushed her away.
I really enjoyed this story a lot. It was a very pleasant read and I couldn’t put it down.
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<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61654037-azreya-aztec-priestess” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Azreya, Aztec Priestess” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1658502599l/61654037._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61654037-azreya-aztec-priestess”>Azreya, Aztec Priestess</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14055439.Tricia_Copeland”>Tricia Copeland</a><br/> My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4979849154″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br /> This is a book for YAs aged 12+. It combines paranormal/fantasy, historical fiction, legend, and mythology. The main character Azreya is born marked by a demon. At the age of three, she is placed in the care of a shaman who promises to protect her. When the Spanish come to Azreya’s land, she sees two paths– one of saving her people and another that leads to their end. Can Azreya control her inner beast and convince her people to break from age-old patterns, or will the Aztecs be vanquished by the enemy?<br /><br />I love love love this author’s work. I can always tell that she just loves writing and this illustrated book is no different! The world-building is amazing, the characters are interesting and relatable, and the illustrations are an added bonus!<br /> <br/><br/> <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/56267508-jasmin”>View all my reviews</a>
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jasmin Mariehttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJasmin Marie2022-09-11 03:10:002022-09-15 07:50:04Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes – Review by Jasmin Marie
Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland
This isn’t the first book I’ve read by the author. This is a new book by her that I’ve read and I enjoyed it. It was a simple read and I loved every second of reading it. I look forward to the next book.
Azreya was brought in to see the shaman when she was only a few days old. Her parents were informed to bring her back by the age of three so he could teach her how to control the beast inside her. As time passes by she becomes taller and isn’t fitting in anywhere. The quote I chose for Azreya is: “That is how I came to be here. My parents came to you for help.”
I really felt as though I had Journeyed back in time to unlock the secrets of the Aztec in this YA illustrated novel based on mythology and legends. Azreya has always accepted her place as one cursed by the gods, since she was three years old and placed in the care of Nukpana, a shaman. However, when she has foresight of an impending slaughter, Azreya dares to attempt to reverse the Aztec people’s fate, even though it means clashing with the shamans wishes. Forced to flee, and with her family refusing to take her in, Azreya is determined not to stand by and see the demise of her people, and so begins her quest to enlighten them. She faces many challenges, but the biggest one is the monster hiding under her skin. Azreya has to learn how to control her inner beast, in order to convince her people to break from their old ways, to prevent the Aztecs being vanquished by the enemy. The detailed descriptive narrative along with the wonderful illustrations really bring the characters and the setting to life, and made me feel immersed in the story.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jennifer Gordonhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJennifer Gordon2022-09-10 17:24:092022-09-12 12:31:48Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes – Review by Jennifer Gordon
Azreya is a young woman with a strong spirit inside her, she was given by her family to a shaman, Nukpana at the age of three, they were told that unless they did, she could become a danger to those around her, but that she would not be able to see them again until that was accomplished. She was taught to read, write and strengthen her body, mind and soul, as well as learn how to use her gifts, but all was not as it seems when a client comes to see Nukpana, but her advice is not what is given, it was advice which would only serve Nukpana, so when she finds out, she cannot be pacified and neither can the soul inside her, so she packs her things and leaves.
In her vision, Azreya has seen the future of the Aztec people, but if the wrong path of two chosen, it could mean the end of her people, so with the knowledge that her people can survive if they band together she sets off to speak to someone who will listen. She decides to stop by the home of her family on the way, however, the truth she finds there is devastating and she is thrown out by the ones she is supposed to be loved by the most. As she journeys to somewhere she is not known, she is determined to face her cursed birth head on and embrace the demon inside her which everyone seems to hate and fear, but this is only the start of her trials.
Will Azreya be able to control her inner demon and come to find a balance and peace within herself, or will the foretold danger to those around her come to the surface and destroy everything she is working towards? This is an epic tale of one girl, one vision and a whole lot of challenges, as she fights to save her people in a race against time which will keep you intrigued throughout and on the edge of your seat until the end.
Azreya is the tale of a young girl who was born marked by a demon. Fearing for her future, her parents take her to a shaman seeking guidance, he tells them to bring her back to him after her third birthday so that he can teach her to tame the beast within. Azreya then grows and helps him gain status within their community through her work as a seer, though he tales all the credit. When there is talk of the Spainish coming and impending war, Azreya sees two paths, one is her peoples salvation and the other leads them to their doom. Will they listen to the word of a young girl or will they all perish? This is the type of book you can finish in one sitting but it sits with you for longer. The mythology and mysticism in this was wonderfully written. Great for middle grade/YA readers!
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This book was so amazing. I felt a connection to the characters. The way the author builds the world inside makes for a great read. The illustrations were absolutely breathtaking. An amazing book for children. I will be reading this to my future children.
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This book was amazing! Azreya’s journey to accept herself and save her people was absolutely beautiful! I love the relationship between Azreya and Tecuani, as she learns to accept everything about herself, the byplay between them was stunning! Her ability to discern trustworthiness was something that I think many of us wish we could have in the day to day, and the relationship she builds with Cocotetzin after she trusts him is amazing. Going on her journey with her, I found myself hoping for success for her, and saddened when things didn’t always go as planned. If you enjoy stories with a basis in mythology, I would definitely recommend this one! Also, if you enjoy learning words in a different language, the glossary of Aztec words of Nahuatl is so interesting and I loved being able to learn new things!
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One of the things that I really enjoy about illustrated works is comparing the mental picture the words give me with the illustrations. While reading Azreya, Aztec Priestess I found myself looking for those depictions. The world building Ms. Copeland provides is top-tier, and the illustrations add to this reading experience. I think the passion the author has for legends behind the Aztec people is on display through this story. Azreya has a mark on her arm at birth that her people think signifies she is cursed. She goes to live with a respected spiritual leader, but will his intentions prove to be good? As Azreya learns more about the spirit inside of her, who she calls Tecuani, will her mission to save her people be successful? You have to read the story to find out!
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Laced with Aztecan culture, this story is about a little girl born with a mark of a goddess of darkness that scares her family into giving her up to a Shaman, who promises to help guide her to control the beast he’s certain lies within. Treating her with kindness and helping her to tame her emotions serves its purpose until his true intentions are revealed and she escapes on a quest to save her people. Through unleashing her inner “beast,” Azreya also learns to trust herself and the goddess who has shown her favor. This was a fascinating tale that brought to life some insights to a long lost people.
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Azreya, Aztec Priestess, is a great book for ages 12 & up. I truly enjoy this author and her writing style. Azreya is a unique and likable character. The story was well written and flowed beautifully. The illustrations just helped bring the book to life. Reviewed by @mimimadge
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This is not normally a book that I would read but it was great! Azreya is the warrior princess you didn’t know you needed. Join her on an adventure unlike any other. From a young age, she is said to be a demon and her family fears for her. She is sent to live with a shaman to get her power under control. She lives there for a long-time learning all that she can. When a twist happens, she sets out on her own to help the Aztec people. Will she be able to keep her “demon” under control and save her people or will the Spanish take them all down? Well written and gives such vivid imagery even without the provided pictures.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Mercedes Joneshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngMercedes Jones2022-09-08 13:47:362022-09-12 12:11:48Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes – Review by Mercedes Jones
Although I wouldn’t say I’m a history fan, I’ve always enjoyed reading historical fiction. I picked this book to see if my kids would enjoy reading it. I’m glad I did read this book and would recommend it to teens, especially if they enjoy paranormal stories. Azreya was born with amber eyes and her family is scared she has been cursed due to a deformity or marking on her arm. Her parents travel with the infant Azreya to meet the shaman Nukpana for help. Nukpana sends them away with a promise for Azreya to be brought back to him when she is around 3 or 4 years old so he can begin training her and see what skills she possesses to become an asset to the city in the future. What a great way to start a book, to get the reader interested with the birth of Azreya and how her parents react to her differences. The book is well written and I think most readers would connect with the characters fairly quickly. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Betsy Melanohttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngBetsy Melano2022-09-07 21:34:592022-09-08 06:27:43Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes – Review by Betsy Melano
So, let me first say that I am very familiar with this author as I have read several of her books. This was a first for me to read of an illustrated book by her. It was fantastic! I thought she was able to keep my attention with her wonderfully written story and amazing characters. I personally could visualize everything I was reading without having the illustrations. However, the illustrations were so good that it was an added plus to see them amazing art. I am not a fan of mythology books typically. However, I do love reading about the Spanish culture. The way that she included both into this story made me interested in the mythology that was being explained. It may have me delving into more mythology in the future.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Karen Pearmanhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKaren Pearman2022-09-06 18:30:542022-09-06 20:51:05Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes – Review by Karen Pearman
This isn’t a book I would normally pick up, but I am extremely glad I did. I expected this to be geared more towards children but was pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed it so much!
When Azreya is born, her family believes she is cursed by the demon Tepeyollotl. They enlist the help of a shaman, Nukpana, who allows her to live with him as he teaches her how to control the beast within. Everything is not always as it seems and Azreya uses her gifts to reveal the truth. She finds that she needs to leave to help save her people, living life on her own accord and trying to convince others to trust her. Will she be able to tame the emotional beast inside of her or will she turn into the demon everyone claims her to be?
The characters and world-building throughout are just amazing. I was blown away by how much I enjoyed this book. The illustrations are wonderful and add even more depth to the story. I really loved this glimpse into Aztec culture and mythology.
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I really enjoyed this story. The author does an amazing job of bringing Aztec mythology to life and the attention to detail really brought the whole story to life. The author’s descriptions about the Aztecs way of life and beliefs was very interesting to read. The beautiful drawings that were also included in this story just added to the creative feel and experience.
Azreya is a young girl who is considered cursed by one of the God’s. To help her she is sent at the age of 3 to stay with a sharman who is going to teach her how to calm the beast inside her. Things go well until a visitor arrives that causes Azreya to flee her safe haven. However when she returns to her family they don’t want to take her in for fear of what this “cursed” person could do. While Azreya is having visions of the future she sees that her people are in great danger from an enemy. Can she make her people listen to her and protect themselves or will they ignore her warnings and have to face the consequences.
This is a story of pain and betrayal when you realise the person you thought you could trust turns out to be someone you can’t trust at all. It’s also a story of courage as Azreya fights to stand by her visions and what she has seen to protect her people and save them from disaster.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kerry Carrhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKerry Carr2022-09-06 12:06:262022-09-06 20:29:41Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes – Review by Kerry Carr
Azreya is a young girl born with a mark on her hand and a demon inside her. Her parents are convinced that she needs to be turned over to their priest, Nukpana, by age of three to protect them from her. They turn her over and expect to see her again, however, that is not what happens. Once they turn her over, Nukpana takes over her training and her life. As she grows, she begins to realize that he is just using her to increase his standing in the community. When Nukpana decides to only share part of Azreya’s vision concerning the Spanish and the Aztecs, she realizes that she must take matters into her own hands and runs away. But at the young age of 13, how will she convince others to take her seriously? Who can she trust? Will she be able to bring the Aztecs together in order to stand against the Spanish in time?
First of all, I really like this author! The characters are well written, and the story was like a movie playing in my head. I enjoyed learning about the Aztec culture and gods while reading about a girl that just wants to be loved. She’s thrown into a life she didn’t choose and is doing her best to keep the balance between an angry beast inside of her and the real-world struggles that surround her. She does find that balance and it was fascinating to read how she does.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Desiree Ottingerhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngDesiree Ottinger2022-09-06 10:40:422022-09-06 20:26:57Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes – Review by Desiree Ottinger
zreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes. This is a great young adult story about mythology and paranormal fantasy. Its the story of Azreya a Aztec Princess who has been put into the custody of a shaman, Nukpana who is supposed to help her learn how to use her powers and to tame the beast inside of her. The only problem is Nukpana is not her friend and can not be trusted. It is thought that Azreya is cursed and that is the reason she has the beast inside her. If that demon inside her somehow takes over she will die. So learning how to contain it is crucial. Azreya’s one goal is to help her people so learning to control herself is imperative. I love this author and her writing is so descriptive that you feel as if you are there. Such a good young adult paranormal read!
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I love mythology books and this one does not disappoint. Azreya is a curious, yet intelligent child that is Cursed by the Tepeyollotli at birth. Her parents, with the guidance of a shaman named Nukpana decided to leave her with the Shaka so he can help her beat the demon within her. Although Nukpana teaches Azreya everything she knows, he is no friend to her and she ends up on her own with the knowledge that the Spanish are going to invade her land and if she doesn’t get all of the Aztecs to fight as one her people and her culture will be destroyed.
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Wow, what a great and fascinating story!! It was a nice change of pace for me and a wonderful surprise of a story as I sat and was totally engrossed in this world of mythology and fantasy and followed along with Azreya and her journey.
Azreya’s journey starts when she is little…..originally thought to be “cursed”. Her family invests into a shaman to help, Nukpana. As Nukpana helps Azreya understand her gifts, she also has to learn to tame her inner beast. Not all what it seems to Azreya, as she wants to protect her Aztec people and also is deceived by those around her.
Wonderful story and captured me right from the beginning. I also loved the beginning glossary of the Aztec words (so I know what they mean) and the illustrations as it gave me a sense of the characters in the story. Well Done and Highly Recommended!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 Stars!
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This is an interesting story that contains some parts that are based on the mythology from the Aztec people. A young girl is born with what some believe to be a curse but there are those who understand and know the truth. As we watch Azreya grow and learn we see the strength she finds in herself. Her story is one of survival and belief. Lessons are learned and friendships made. Azreya’s life has its ups and downs as she learns to use her gifts. Those that enjoy YA and mythology will not be disappointed in this book. The story moves at a good pace and is full of adventure with a depth of characters and meaning.
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I’m not sure exactly what I expected from this series but the book I started reading was not it. This is a rich story, detailed and complex, steeped in mythological history. The illustrations are absolutely magnificent and compliment the book entirely. The story itself is such an interesting one to read. The author paints such a vivid picture that you can picture it all so clearly. I was so easily lost within the pages, consumed by the story unfolding. This is a fantastic book that I think everyone should read.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kerry Bakerhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKerry Baker2022-08-24 15:36:402022-08-29 08:32:48Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes – Review by Kerry Baker
Azreya, Aztec Princess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland is a wonderful illustrated historical fantasy interwoven with mythology, mysticism, and gives a window into the Aztec culture, daily life, and their religion- with beautiful illustrations which help to bring this story to life. This adventure is really well-woven, as expected from this talented author, and I love the mysteriousness and intrigue that came with all the Aztec elements. The scene-setting and world-building are first-rate! Ms. Copeland’s attention to detail, clever and imaginative touches, and wonderfully descriptive details succeeded in pulling me into the story and making me feel like I was right there experiencing everything alongside the characters. As I have discovered previously, Ms. Copeland is a talented author who never fails to deliver a complex and captivating story. Matt Maes beautiful, bright, and intriguing illustrations definitely helped to take this story to the next level. Hope to see these two talented people collaborate again! Looking forward to seeing what Ms. Copeland has in store for us next!
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Azreya, Aztec Priestess is a book for YA’s aged 12 plus. It is a mishmash of paranormal/fantasy, historical fiction, legend and mythology. With shamans, monsters and gods there is a little bit for every YA paranormal fantasy lover.
It is a novel with illustrations done by Matt Maes that help bring the story to life.
Tricia’s passion for the subject matter shines through in the narrative.
It is a journey back in time when the Aztec were thriving but impending doom has been foreseen. Little is known about them and their ways but Tricia helps us learn more about them as we journey along with Azreya who is fighting to help her people thrive and survive.
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This book really baked the cake and ate it! I love anything wit mythology and legends, and this book really came to life as I read. THE book was visually enlightening as well as amazing words that brought the story to life. Was a quick read for me, that I was completely immersed in! Impossible not to enjoy it!
Interesting story and plot,that quickly took off. Azreya was quite the character, easily someone you would look up to for all the qualities she possessed. The illustrations were amazing as well! I found they were a great addition to the story and as things developed! I was completely immersed with curiosity and longing to know more as I read! Perforce writing and perfect story line. It was an adventure and I am glad I got to take part in it! The book was a wonderful intrigue read, and journey worth taking! I truly loved it!
Wonderful complex story and writing by this gifted author. This book was a wonderful and intriguing treat for me! High recommendation from myself! For sure a must read, that must be enjoyed!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Lorrene Huismanhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngLorrene Huisman2022-08-23 20:31:462022-08-24 09:59:54Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend by Tricia Copeland, Illustrated by Matt Maes – Review by Lorrene Huisman
I was so drawn into the book right from the start. Azreya is a compelling and compassionate character that shows strength and bravery. She is dedicated to the Aztec people and would do anything in her power to ensure they succeed and flourish. Her path is unique and full of unexpected challenges. Wonderful all around. Azreya, Aztec Priestess: An Illustrated Mythology Legend, Tricia Copeland, Matt Maes, Review, Itsy Bitsy Book Bits, YA, Mythology, Native American
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I really enjoyed this book. I love books based on mythology and legends from different countries. It is sad that Azreya had to go through what she does with her family, especially her parents. Being so advanced due to her being “cursed” with the demon Tepeyollotl, she can understand everything that is said and done around her from an early age. She knows she has to leave her parents and she knows there is a possibility that the demon will overtake her and destroy, but it seemed to me her parents and unfortunately Nukpana teach her how to tame the best inside. Nukpana, wow, I despise him so much, his thoughts and actions are evil, I don’t like to hope for anything bad to happen to anyone, but this fictional character, I did. When her glimpses of the future come to fruition, I sat reading with my lips pursed in a “take that” and “you should have listened” form. I hoped that every king and person Azreya encountered, that she shared her reading of the future with, were looking back and wishing they would have listened. I was happy with the ending. Azreya did lose her family but gained a new one, and it seems like and I hope she is happy.
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I found this story to be very interesting and quite intriguing. Azreya is a mythological story of a priestess who grows up to watch over her people. She leads an amazing life and has many challenges. The facts included by the author help to understand the story. It feels like South American folklore/mythology. The writing keeps you wanting more because you find yourself waning to know what’s going to happen next as Azreya undergoes tests. The illustrations fit well into the story. This author is one of my favorites as she tries many new things. I hope she does more this way. I will be using this book as reading with my kiddo’s schooling as he gets older. Well done, loved it!
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At the age of three, Azreya is placed in the care of a shaman, Nukpana, who promises to protect her. Servitude to the man who vowed to keep her dark side from emerging seemed a small price to pay until a special client visits. But Azreya’s inner compass clashes with Nukpana’s wishes and her rage boils over.
With the demon just under the surface, she has no choice but to flee, only to find her own family refuses to take her in. Still unable to stand by and witness her people’s demise, Azreya pursues a quest to enlighten them. She faces many challenges—not the least of which is the monster hiding under her own skin.
Can Azreya control her inner beast and convince her people to break from age-old patterns, or will the Aztecs be vanquished by the enemy?
Journey back in time to unlock the secrets of the Aztec.
This book contains the manuscript, maps, illustrations as well as bonuses like images of the handmade drawings that were used to create the cover and other images in the book.
Tricia believes in finding magic. She thinks magic infuses every aspect of our lives, whether it is the magic of falling in love, discovering a new passion, a beautiful sunset, or a book that transports us to another world. An avid runner and Georgia native, Tricia now lives with her family and four-legged friends in Colorado. Find all her titles from contemporary romance and fantasy, to dystopian fiction at www.triciacopeland.com.
Matt Maes of Quantum Keyhole Studio is a Mythical Painter and Creative Educator. His mission is to enhance the creative aspect in as many lives as possible. He aims to create art for people who share his love of myth and creativity. He’s driven by an urge to pursue joy, excellence, wisdom, and meaningfulness in everyday life, and invites everyone to join in the dance. Some of his favorite ways to share his craft are through festivals, workshops, newsletters, streaming media, live painting, or connecting with new people along his travels. He and his romantic partner, Helena, have created ‘Immersive Art Meditation’, a deeply focused art-centered experience through the lens of guided meditation. He invites you to join in exploring worlds of wonder within the doorways of our spirits.
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