by David Davies
Creative World Building at its Best. Descent of the Sun Priests is the second installment in the Cuauhtémoc series that amalgamates fantasy, action, and adventure elements. While the first book in the Cuauhtémoc from Descending Eagle marks the first flight of Cuauhtémoc, the Descent of the Sun Priests closely follows his journey into the great city where the Mayan Emperor lived on the orders of his commander.
It all starts with a dream in which Inti shows Cuauhtémoc the gruesome and tragic future of the Mayan people, which motivates Cuauhtémoc to take it on him to change the future through the events set in motion by his actions.
The story progresses from here and quickly takes pace. With battles, pirate ships, and a kingdom to take over, the storyline of Descent of the Sun Priests is equally adventurous and exciting as its preceding book, Descending Eagle. As a reader, it is always crucial for me to have a fair idea about the story goal from the beginning to remain invested in a book, and the initial chapters of Descent of the Sun Priests did precisely that.
It aced at foreshadowing the story goal and intrigued me from the very beginning, while what kept me engaged is the way the author framed the hooks in each chapter. Author D L Davies’s trademark style of storytelling and creative thinking is what makes this novel wholesome and sets it apart from other books in this genre.
The characters have a distinct voice, that with organically done POV and a vivid and authentic world-building, almost instantly transports you to that world. I enjoyed reading this book and following Cuauhtémoc’s journey this closely. I totally and thoroughly have invested in the series and will recommend it to everyone who likes to read a good fantasy novel. – The Moving Words Review Official Entry: The Most Moving Book Award, Jan. 3, 2022
About the Author
My book is the beginning of the end, the first, and the last of life. From a baby to adulthood and further into times, the opening of doors in-universe, to improvement in our understanding of how it can be done in fairness to all mankind. This book tries to explain by theory the wonders of old-time saying, vision experiences of my upbringing, wise words, songs, and our words that have no wings but can fly. How they fly you might ask, it will be explained in this book. By all means, have your theories as ever theories will have a place in time when it is used to balance the clouds formation. Wonders are good at this book based on my theories.