Author Archives: J&P Voelkel

THE WACKY WORLD OF MAYA GLYPHS

Every fall we attend the Maya at the Playa conference in Florida and hear leading Maya archaeologists share their latest discoveries. Here are some fun things we learned this year: 1. Nightmare beasts from the underworld: Maya art occasionally features strange mutant animals: monkeys … Continue reading

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A NEW LOOK FOR MIDDLEWORLD!

If you’ve sneaked a peek at the cover reveal for Jaguar Stones Book Four: The Lost City, you’ll already have heard the exciting news that our publishers Egmont are redesigning all the covers in the series. (If you missed that post … Continue reading

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NEW CLUB GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the Maya-themed Archaeology Fair this weekend and the opening of the wonderful MAYA: HIDDEN WORLDS REVEALED exhibit, we have a little bag of goodies to give away from the Museum Of Science in Boston. First name out of … Continue reading

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LOST MAYA CITIES DISCOVERED IN JUNGLE

One of the most exciting things about Maya archaeology is that there are still thousands of sites waiting to be discovered in the Central American jungle – and who knows what secret stories and wonderful works of art are hidden … Continue reading

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ART BY SAMMY!

We’re always thrilled when readers send us pictures or projects inspired by the Jaguar Stones books, but we don’t usually get to watch the art being created. That all changed last weekend when we met a Jaguar Stones fan called … Continue reading

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STRANGER THAN FICTION…

Shhh, don’t tell the Death Lords, but Plague Island is for sale… Remember how, in Book Three, Max meets up with a vacationing  Maya Death Lord on a creepy island near Venice? Well, that fictional location was based on the … Continue reading

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DE-LIGHT-FUL DECOR FOR DEATH LORDS…

Here’s just the thing to light up the dark, damp halls of Xibalba, the Maya underworld. This chandelier is entirely made of human bones and includes at least one of every bone in the human body. Decorating with bones was a quite a … Continue reading

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