“The Obsidian Mirror” is an adult urban fantasy based on the rich traditions of the Americas. 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 Quetzalcoatl.
Our protagonist, 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 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. Keenan currently is Outbound Marketing Director for a small startup in the mobile health field. She has been married for 40 years to the same sweet guy and has two grown children and a granddaughter. She cares deeply about the environment, but worked hard making the novel fun instead of preachy.