The 13th Cycle

The th Cycle Amara Randall is a college student with a passion for exposing the truth When she sees the havoc the Maya calendar predictions wreak she decides to debunk the myths and try to restore the peace Mahaw

  • Title: The 13th Cycle
  • Author: Sabrina Ricci
  • ISBN: 9781622000005
  • Page: 124
  • Format: ebook
  • Amara Randall is a college student with a passion for exposing the truth When she sees the havoc the Maya calendar predictions wreak, she decides to debunk the myths and try to restore the peace.Mahaway is a charismatic young scribe in ancient Maya But her world is torn apart when a greedy new king declares war on her city.Now at the end of 2012, Amara s obsession leadsAmara Randall is a college student with a passion for exposing the truth When she sees the havoc the Maya calendar predictions wreak, she decides to debunk the myths and try to restore the peace.Mahaway is a charismatic young scribe in ancient Maya But her world is torn apart when a greedy new king declares war on her city.Now at the end of 2012, Amara s obsession leads her to uncovering a deadly conspiracy, one with roots dating back than a thousand years Using clues Mahaway has left behind as a guide, Amara must stop the conspirators terrifying plan before December 21 If she doesn t, the world really will end.

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    1. This optimistic thriller is truly magnificent and contains such historical detail within, which makes it quite a remarkable and astonishing read! This spectacular novella is like nothing I have encountered before, with its originality and uniqueness for it combines a chilling, psychological narrative with a historical read that is so extraordinary; hence I am finding it hard to put into words any kind of description. Amara Randall’s writing is exquisite for she cleverly combines accurate detai [...]

    2. I enjoyed this 20 chapter book. It was told through Amara and Mahaway’s third person point-of-view, each rotating chapters. Amara’s ancestors were part Mayan, so the entire time I wondered if she was a descendant of Mahaway. It was revealed that years earlier her granddad researched in Mexico about the Mayan calendar, ultimately committing suicide. I worried about Amara’s safety when she announced she wanted to investigate a story for The Eagle, a school newspaper.I loved the friendships w [...]

    3. The 13th Cycle is an 80-ish paged novella based on the 2012 Mayan "world's end" myth. The story intermittently follows Amara Randall (a modern-day journalist college student) and Mahaway (an ancient-Mayan scribe) as they both seek out the same quest, centuries apart.If there were half-stars, I'd check off the 2-1/2 star box, but as I don't think this book deserves a flat 2-star, I've given it a 3. This means I had an ok time reading it, but it wasn't anything special.This book has a great concep [...]

    4. I really enjoyed reading this book. This character-driven tale is full of twists and turns and combines effortlessly thrilling action with a historical read.It follows the story of Mahaway, who is charismatic young scribe in ancient Maya. Her world is torn apart when a new King takes down her city. And at the end of 2012 it follows Amara as she uncovers the mysteries of ancient Maya and calendar, which leads her to the truth of her grandfather's death and to stop a deadly conspiracy.Combining bo [...]

    5. A short, yet most interesting read. I enjoy reading short stories because there tends to be a lot going on throughout the book, so I am less likely to become bored/distracted and abandon the book. However, short stories often run the risk of overwhelming the reader with too much information and a confusing plot to follow. The 13th Cycle fell in the former category and had a fast paced, yet easy to follow story. I found out much about mayan myths than I thought there was to know. I liked the swit [...]

    6. This book arrived on December 20, 2012. Great timing! The story was not one of great depth- since it was short. Considering the topic, and the length- it was a very interesting and timely story. It was pretty amazing how the author wove together the past and present to make it an enjoyable and smart story line. It left me wondering about the characters-- what became of them- and more of their thoughts and adventures. It gave enough historical info to make the re4ader want to explore and research [...]

    7. This novella really should have been fleshed out as a full-length novel. While the story was potentially interesting (a college journalist researching Mayan end-times myths gets caught up in a conspiracy theory with flashbacks to historical times), the plot felt rushed and the characters underdeveloped.Some of the characters also felt predictable and the "whodunnit" was revealed with all of the subtlety and foreshadowing of a sledgehammer.Writing short-form fiction is a real challenge, because [...]

    8. After receiving this novella from the giveaway, I dived right in. The subject was interesting and the story totally up to date, even referring to the devastation done by Hurricane Sandy. I wish I got to read it before December 21st, 2012 as it dwelt with the ending of the Mayan calendar, but the unexpected other tale inside was the most pleasant surprise with twists and turns I didn't expect. I only wish that it hadn't been a novella because I thought the two tales had so much more potential.

    9. "The 13th Cycle" is a novella about the end or not of the world according to the Mayan calendar. Taking place in both today and the Mayan world, "The 13th Cycle" is a little confusing as it swaps between its two stories. I don't really feel like I got to know anyone in the story well, and I don't know how realistic the ancient part is (even if it is well researched). Even with the negatives I've given, I did enjoy the book and am glad that I did take the time to read it. (N.B. I received my copy [...]

    10. I wrote this book as an experiment in agile publishing. With the help of a great group of readers, this story became a fast-paced thriller about the Maya calendar. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

    11. I wrote this book as an experiment in agile publishing. With the help of a great group of readers, this story became a fast-paced thriller about the Maya calendar. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

    12. I received this novel from in one of their giveaways.I really enjoyed this novel. I have always been interested in the Mayan culture and history. This is a fresh new approach to the 2012 theories out there. If you are looking for a quick enjoyable read then pick this novel up

    13. A nice story connected to the Mayan end of the world that was predicted for 2012. Short and not too complex, makes for a nice quick read. I did not find all aspects of the novel and the characters entirely plausible. Not very well-written, but a nice read if you're looking for something simple.

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