The Obsidian Mirror

The Obsidian Mirror Who says old gods can t learn new tricks When Sierra Carter out of work PR executive receives a call from Quetzalcoatl the plumed serpent god of the Aztecs she doesn t know why she has to be the o

  • Title: The Obsidian Mirror
  • Author: K.D. Keenan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Who says old gods can t learn new tricks When Sierra Carter, out of work PR executive, receives a call from Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent god of the Aztecs, she doesn t know why she has to be the one to save the world She discovers that her former firm s semiconductors are in reality a means of spreading a deadly evil around the world Necocyaotl, Aztec god of death aWho says old gods can t learn new tricks When Sierra Carter, out of work PR executive, receives a call from Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent god of the Aztecs, she doesn t know why she has to be the one to save the world She discovers that her former firm s semiconductors are in reality a means of spreading a deadly evil around the world Necocyaotl, Aztec god of death and destruction, has placed his essence in every device, causing people to place their self interest and selfish desires above all else If she s going to stop him, however, she ll need some help Chaco, also known as Coyotl the Trickster, is a handsome young man when he isn t being a coyote and an excellent cook Fred the mannegishi has the gift of disappearing at will Rose, a Native American shaman, teaches Sierra how to develop her inner powers Kaylee, a marketing manager, is also a practitioner of Voudon And Clancy Forrester, chief of security for Sierra s former employer, reluctantly enters the fray Necocyaotl s team is playing for keeps, and the evil god brings an ice demon, dark spirits, and assorted monsters into the game to bolster his human henchmen and women Sierra and her friends constantly find themselves on the precipice of disaster, with the fate of the world depending on keeping defeat from being snatched from the very pointy jaws of victory Sharp and funny, K.D Keenan has inherited the mantle of stalwarts like Douglas Adams, and THE OBSIDIAN MIRROR is a masterpiece of thrills for every fantasy reader.

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    1. Despite the clearly paranormal genre we’re in, I enjoyed the author anchoring the story to very topical real world events, such as mass-scale layoffs (our heroine is one of the ten percent laid off for no reason having anything to do with her performance; nothing like feeling powerless to control your destiny.) Other slice of life observations really struck home as well: “In Sierra’s experience, people in Silicon Valley were too busy to make friends outside of work. She knew people with s [...]

    2. Environmental issues, power-play, ancient Mayan gods, a Coyotl (yes, Coyotl) that turns into a drop-dead-gorgeous young man, a green being of mannegishi, vodun (no, not voodoo), and a bit of reality- admit it- it sparked some interest in you!A few days ago I published an interview K.D. was so very kind to tackle- liisthinks.wordpress/2014/ You know what? It feels strange how some times you read a book, or watch a film, on a serious issue (such as environmental problems, a nuclear power plant wor [...]

    3. What do you get when you mix American Indian folklore with Aztec mythology? There's a good chance you'd come out with something like the Obsidian Mirror. There are a lot of books out there which draw on Greek mythology, and I usually enjoy books in that particular genre. Other books draw on Norse, Celtic and Egyptian mythology, and I also like those. I haven't read many that incorporate Native American and other North, Central, and South American mythology into their story lines. It is that aspe [...]

    4. Native American mythology is often understated and you can never find enough of it in Fantasy Literature. But don’t worry, K.D. Keenan is here to fix that with The Obsidian Mirror.What makes the author so special? Well, let’s just say that her best childhood friend was a Native American skull, which she received when she turned six. Show me a better qualification and I’ll eat it! And before you ask, yes, she did return the skull to its proper place when she got old enough to know better.Th [...]

    5. The Obsidian Mirror is a fantasy surrounding Native American mythology and mixing it with modern day environmental issues. Sierra Carter has just been fired from her job in PR at Black Diamond a company who make silicon conductors.She then finds herself chosen by mythical Gods to help save the planet. Given magical feathers, a guide called Chaco who can morph into a coyote and befriended by a creature called a Mannegishi, Sierra is taken to meet an ancient God known as Quetzalcoatl. He sends her [...]

    6. Keenan has a great sense for providing accurate and interesting place descriptions and presents a keen appreciation for the out doors and all that nature provides. Her attempt at packaging an "Eco-Fantasy" into a gripping story is commendable. All of the characters, from Sierra, the unjustly laid off employee of a tech developer in Silicon Valley, to her cohorts from the alternative/spirit fantasy world, Chaco, and Fred, they encounter a myriad unexpected adventures. Keenan incorporates what is [...]

    7. Any fan of mythology and good old fantasy will greatly enjoy this novel. Keenan manages to hook the reader from page one, throwing in some unusual characters (and tropes), mixing it up with a villain that has a brand new bag of toys. I won't spoil - but it is a new take on the whole good vs evil fight. I love the fact that Keenan picked Meso-American mythology - and rocked the world with it. She clearly knows her stuff and has the potential to take on seasoned authors with her mastery of languag [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book! K. D. Keenan wrote fantasy and characters that were enjoyable! Fred, Chaco, Clancy, Kaylee, and Sierra were my favorites! It has humor, conspiracy, good and evil. K.D. Keenan has a vivid imagination with her characters all through the end. So descriptive in forming a man from a coyote! It's a great story that kept me hanging on the edge to see who was going to be saved! Her writing has an easy flow, that made me go chapter to chapter! I look forward to her next book!

    9. I truly enjoyed this story steeped in mythology, especially since it wasn't the classic Greek or Roman myths. While there were parts that moved a bit slow for my tastes, particularly a few descriptive scenes and a couple of the environmental elements, overall, it was a good story. I loved the characters of Chaco and Fred who both added elements of humor, especially Fred. There were also a few excellent twists that either I didn't see coming at all, or didn't guess until just before they were rev [...]

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