January 18th, 2000
Lady Six Sky is the story of Wac Chanil, Queen of Saal. A queen who wants to reign as well as rule despite the fact that she’s a woman in a society at war, she must choose a noble husband wisely and well. She’s wanted Tiliw T’ul, Ah Maxam since she was a young girl, and now she can have him. But can love bloom between them, or will she forever just be the cold an dlonely Queen, Lady Six Sky.
An intoxicating blend of impeccable research and vivid imaginings brings an ancient world to life. Ms. Lowe breathes life into her characters and gives them all the nuances of humanity in their strengths, weaknesses, loves, and hates. The reader is swept along as though given some miraculous time traveling ability to experience what life was life in the Mayan world.
But this is not all cold research and data. Emotions run high as well. Hot bodies and hot sex combine with the enchanting story telling to create a tale any reader will treasure.
I really enjoyed this story. The author has based this book on actual Mayan historical figures, resulting in a skillful combination of history, anthropology, and romance in a time and place that is rarely the subject of romance novels. The story is simple, yet because of the setting, it seems fresh and new. I enjoyed the main protagonists, Chanil and Ah Maxam, because they brought the action to life and seemed like real people. I could easily picture them living in the great stone cities of southern Mexico and Guatemala. The very erotic love scenes also reflect the Mayan culture, combining deep human feelings and the religious ritual required of the rulers of these fabled kingdoms. I urge those who like to combine their romance with a bit of historical realism to read this novel.
Author Elaine Lowe brings the Mayan culture of the 7th century to modern readers. An excellent depiction of Mayan life and society with accurate historical detail provides a strong backdrop for this story. An abiding love which overrules the clash of society and caste to bring joy and hope to the lovers, and a strong ruling class for the people. Ms. Lowe demonstrates that historical figures are just as lively and realistic as their modern counterparts and that love is a gift for the ages, not just for contemporary seekers.
Raw and natural, Elaine Lowe has given us one more wonderful work of historical fiction in “Lady Six Sky” that will invoke all of the reader’s senses.