Lee E. Cart is a freelance writer, living off-the grid in central Maine. She writes book reviews, travel articles, creative non-fiction essays, fiction, poetry, and children's books. She also does Spanish translation work.
Born in the Wayeb: Book One of The Mayan Chronicles has been awarded third place/honorable mention in the 2015 International Latino Book Awards in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi category. Now available through this website, at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and from the publisher, Ek' Balam Press.
"BORN IN THE WAYEB by Lee E. Cart is an excellent fantasy novel for those who want to travel deep into the fascinating world of the Mayans. The cover is interesting and striking, and should attract those readers looking for this type of novel. I like how the author makes plain on the front and back that this is the first of a series. This is important, so readers will be on the lookout for additional books. The back cover copy is intriguing enough to encourage readers looking for this type of novel to purchase. An author photo would have been a nice touch. Endorsements would have also been nice to see. All of the helps – map, glossaries, etc., are great additions. I found them useful as I read through the book. It took me awhile to get into the story, but it was very interesting. The author has taken the time to delve into the setting and knows the characters and background, and I felt really transported into this world. I could get lost in it. As a result, I think readers will definitely be looking for future installments. I think this talented author has a bright future and will develop a loyal reader following."--Judge, 23rd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
N. Willis says, "just finished book one; can't wait!! [For book two, Dance of the Jaguar Woman]
J. Thomas says, "I just finished Book One of The Mayan Chronicles, Born in the Wayeb, and can't wait to read book two. I was intrigued by the interwoven plot, the development of the characters, and the fantasy aspects (talking skulls and doors to the underworld). This obviously well-researched depiction of the time does what all good stories do: it informs and entertains. Go Na'om!
D.V. Lake says, "Born in the Wayeb draws you into the mysterious world of the Mayans. The author, Lee Cart, takes you on a journey filled with rich details and intrigue that make the characters come alive. I look forward to the next book to find out what happens to the young girl, Na'om, and the black witch of Mayapán.
Book Two of The Mayan Chronicles: Rise of the Jaguar Woman delves deeper into the mysterious world of the Mayan underworld and draws authentic details from the Mayan book, The Popol Vuh. It is currently being written, so stay tuned for more details!
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