The author has great skills at world building and crafting a... story that will keep the reader engaged and entertained from cover to cover. Great author voice and writing style... an entertaining mix. – Writer’s Digest (2016)
Martin's writing and characterization are both excellent...she writes with loving detail about Mayan life. The story is a seamless blend of history and mythology. Sak K'uk believes that Pakal is meant to be the next ruler...and she convinces the priests to train her son...(but) Ek Chuuah, who was injured and exiled...will stop at nothing to harm the royal family, even to the point of devising a plan to desecrate one of their holiest shrines. I can't wait to read the third book in the series. – The Seattle Book Review, Jo Niederhoff (Feb. 2017)
The Controversial Mayan Queen... is well-done, entertaining, and revealing... the emotionally charged and complex relationship between Sak K'uk and her son... lends it an extra dimension that is unexpectedly and compellingly engrossing. - Midwest Book Review (2017), Diane Donovan, (Feb. 2017)
About the Author
Leonide (Lennie) Martin is a retired California State University professor, former Family Nurse Practitioner, and current author and Maya researcher. Her books bring ancient Maya culture and civilization to life in stories about both real historical Mayas and fictional characters. The ancient Mayas created the most highly advanced civilization in the Western hemisphere, and her work is dedicated to their wisdom, spirituality, scientific and cultural accomplishments through compelling historical novels.