“The Gods of the New World” trilogy is a fantasy based on the rich traditions of the New World. In other words, there’s not a troll, cloaked rider, elf, or wizard to be found, but you will get to meet a mannegishi, encounter the dreaded Mahaha, and consort with ancient gods such as Kanaloa.
In the first book, “The Obsidian Mirror,” Sierra Carter is an ordinary woman, a public relations executive in the high tech industry of Silicon Valley, who gets drawn into a dangerous magical adventure via a summons from Quetzalcoatl. She becomes the friend of Coyotl the Trickster of Native American legend, a mannegishi named Fred, a shaman and a Vodun mambo as she struggles with the mission that she has been given: saving the world from the evil avatar Necocyaotl, who is bent on nothing less than total destruction of the world environment.
The second book, “Fire in the Ocean,” takes place on the Hawai’ian islands of Moloka’i and the Big island. Sierra and Chaco (Coyotl the Trickster) are attempting to go on an eco-vacation, but are abruptly diverted by Kanaloa, the ancient Hawai’ian god of the ocean. Clancy, Sierra’s fiancé, flies to Moloka’i to try to find her. Sierra attempts to right some injustices with the help of ancient gods, but it all goes terribly wrong. Clancy is lost forever–or is he?
Keenan is currently writing the third and last book in the trilogy, “Lords of the Night.” It takes place in Yucatan in Classical Maya times. Sierra will discover her ultimate destiny. Does that include Clancy or not?
The author, K.D. Keenan, is a veteran of Silicon Valley, having worked in high tech public relations for 25+ years and as a marketing writer for 12+ years. She has been married for 46 years to the same sweet guy and has two grown children and two granddaughters. She cares deeply about the environment, but works hard to make her novels fun instead of preachy.