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The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2

The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Read & Download ↠ 106 The mind bending stunningly inventive seuel to Brian D'Amato's In Courts of the Sun in which one man holds the key to saving the world from the 2012 apocalypse foretold by the Mayan ProphecyIn Brian D’Amato’s cult classic In the Courts of the Sun a team of scientists sent math prodigy and Mayan descendant Jed DeLanda back in time to the year AD 664 to learn the Sacrifice Game a divination ritual that the ancient Maya used to predict th. FBC Review INTRODUCTION In 2009 Brian D Amato published the superb In the Courts of the Sun first in an announced trilogy called The Sacrifice Game The novel was a combination of near future extrapolations time travel and a wonderful recreation of the Maya world of the 7th century all narrated by unlikely hero Jed de Landa or precisely by Jed 1 and Jed 2 as the novel uses a form of time travel which leads to an instance of the consciousness of Jed to be time shifted to the brain of Chacal a star Maya ball player of the Harpy clan of IxHere is my description of Jed in the FBC review linked aboveborn in 1974 and displaced from his native Guatemalan village by military action Jed is taken as a young age to the US and grows up in foster care in Utah exhibiting physical frailty since he suffers from hemophilia so any wound or cut is potentially fatal while showing great mental agility especially in fast numerical computations and ability to play games of skill and chanceI was entranced by the novel and its fascinating narrator and I kept looking for the second book in 2010 2011 and then sort of forgot about it Imagine my surprise to recently discover that the 2nd Jed de Landa novel that bears the trilogy title The Sacrifice Game will be published on July 5As the blurb of the novel includes a major spoiler for the ending of In the Courts of the Sun I will not include it here just in case you have not read that but are intrigued by the above and want to pick it first but I will note that The Sacrifice Game starts precisely where the earlier volume ends and the rest of the blurb is both true and misleading in the sense that there is no Jed but Jed 1 and Jed 2 who diverged markedly to say the least in the first volume and some of the blurb refers to one some to the otherOVERVIEWANALYSIS Sometimes at times like this I d say especially one might as well just go with the clich I was crushed Yes it d be nice to come up with a clever word than crushed but really why bother Crushed pretty well does the job What surprised even me though was how much I wasn t crushed just because I was a lazy slob and I d thought I could relax It was that I even I was rather annoyed in fact than annoyed in fact let s say again crushed that the world was still doomed And I even realized that I cared about it in the general sense not just personally that even if I died back here from my neuroblastomas or in a ball game or by the flint dagger or the wooden sword or whatever even if I didn t get back to the thirteenth b aktun to see Marena and the gang and catch the next season of Game of Thrones I still wanted the good old crazy ratty loathsome ridiculous old world to keep rolling onOkay Look We can do this I thought The Sacrifice Game is even badder crazier and explicit and brutal than In the Courts of the Sun which was not tame by any stretch as it is almost all narrated in the same unforgettable voice of Jed de Landa though Jed 2 the 660 s Maya one and to whom the stream of consciousness musings above belong carries on for most of the bookStructurally The Sacrifice Game starts with Jed 1 in the modern world after his momentous decision at the end of the last book and deals with its implementation and a few conseuences but soon it moves to the Maya world where the book just explodes as it gets even better than In the Courts of the Sun with unbounded sense of wonder meticulous research and all around inventiveness that matches anything I ve read in sf set on an alien world of course here we are still on Earth but in a civilization where the author hits the sweet spot in the mixture of alien and familiar in describing itA brace of bearers brought in the white wrapped ball Hun Xoc had brought back from 31 Courts holding the too potent bundle with wooden hands and tied it to the service cord An umpire inspected the knot signaled and the ball was hoisted up hanging above the central marker stone Now One Two Four Five Seven Nine Thirteen the Magister Ludi chanted switching from the second person plural imperative to the apostrophic tense you used only when speaking to gods Now Twenty Fifty Two Two Hundred SixtyO Night O Wind O Day O Rain O ZeroNow guests inspect 2 Creeper s blood washed head 2 Creeper had been the greatest Ixian ballplayer in living memory but he d sacrificed himself thirty nine solar years ago after an ankle injury The Ball had been wound of white rubber around 2 Creeper s skull as a hollow center to increase the bounce and then baked black and studded with painted thorns like little nails Finally the ball had been purified in two kinds of blood and then washed in original water boiled over the offering fires of both houses grandfathers houses Lady Koh ultimate Sacrifice Game player of the age and big time politician to boot 2 Jeweled Skull leader of the Harpy clan in Ix second most powerful man there adoptive father to JedChacal currently in the contest of his life with 9 Fanged Hummingbird the Ocelot clan supremo of Ix Hun Xoc son of 2JS lead ball player of the Harpies team and Jed s main adviserfriend 1 Gila right hand man of Lady Koh and war leader of her followers are back while of course uite a few new Mayan characters appear As excerpted above there is one unforgettable game of hipball for the fate of Ix and by extension our heroes and life as we know it not to speak of many other goodies which I do not want to spoil for youThere are uite a few twists and turns and the author manages a rare feat as first person narration goes while it would be a major spoiler to talk about it in detail I am sure any attentive reader will observe it by the end of the novel The last few chapters that take place back in the modern world have a thriller ish feel to them after all the book is set in 2012 close to 12 21 12 and the race to avoid the ultimate doomster is the main storyline in the contemporary part of the novelThe Sacrifice Game has another surprising but fitting ending giving the book the feel of a complete experience which also leaves one uite in the dark about where the series will go next as it s supposed to be a trilogyOverall The Sacrifice Game top 25 novel of 2012 and currently in the number two slot came with very high expectations and I was really surprised by how effortlessly it blew past them and offered the most sensual and visual reading experience of the year for me

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The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Read & Download ↠ 106 Fore the plan can be completed the organization that sent him into the past discovers his intention and devotes every resource to stop himTaking readers back to the dizzying action of ancient times The Sacrifice Game is a breathtaking odyssey in which Jed must survive bloody wars ruthless leaders shifting alliances and unspeakable betrayal to learn about the Game before his time in both the ancient Mayan empire and the present day runs out. Well done and uniue on so many levelsThe only story I can think of that is told with multiple POV s through a single character

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The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Read & Download ↠ 106 E apocalypse on December 21 2012 But after arriving in the body of a willing human sacrifice instead of a Mayan king Jed’s experiences led him to the fateful decision that rather than avert the apocalypse he must ensure instead that the world endsUsing his knowledge of the divination game Jed sets in motion a series of events that will bring about the destruction of humanity ending the world’s pain and suffering once and for all But be. Here is something I hate A book that has an interesting plot but is overwritten and badly in need an editor Oh and throw in an author who is fixated on torture and writes long overly graphic descriptions of same Very scaryI d give this only 1 star but the ideas other than the torture are intriguing

  • Hardcover
  • 656
  • The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2
  • Brian DAmato
  • English
  • 27 March 2018
  • 9780525952411

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  1. says: Read & Download The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Brian DAmato × 6 characters The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub

    The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub Brian DAmato × 6 characters It took me about a year to read this book Because I knew when it was over it was over; I mean I know there is in theory supposed to be a third book but where is it man? Where is it? sighsSo I'd read and just be completely in the book then panic and set it down as I recalled that the third one doesn't yet exist And when I'd come back sometim

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    The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub FBC Review INTRODUCTION In 2009 Brian D'Amato published the superb In the Courts of the Sun first in an announced trilogy called The Sacrifice Game The novel was a combination of near future extrapolations time travel and a wonderful recreation of the Maya world of the 7th century all narrated by unlikely hero Jed de Landa or precisely by Jed 1 and Jed 2 as the novel uses a form of time travel which leads to an instance of the c

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    review â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB × Brian DAmato Brian DAmato × 6 characters Read & Download The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 This was a stellar follow up to The Courts of the Sun albeit long awaited I conversed with Brian here and there about the progress and being the masterful penman that he is didnt want to rush on perfection He picks up with Jed where

  4. says: Read & Download The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub Brian DAmato × 6 characters

    review â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB × Brian DAmato The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub Brian DAmato × 6 characters Wow that was intense I would give it five stars but from a personal standpoint some of the scenes were so graphic I became physically

  5. says: review â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB × Brian DAmato Brian DAmato × 6 characters Read & Download The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2

    The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub Brian DAmato × 6 characters Read & Download The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Well that was weird BDA is brilliant Big time smart a polymath And this book is a mind bending second chapter to In The Courts of the Sun All sci fi all historical fiction part running commentary on today's world I could go on I won't try to do it justice in a serious summary In short The main character was sent back in ti

  6. says: Read & Download The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Brian DAmato × 6 characters review â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB × Brian DAmato

    review â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB × Brian DAmato Brian DAmato × 6 characters Read & Download The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Here is something I hate A book that has an interesting plot but is overwritten and badly in need an editor Oh and throw in an author who is fixated on torture and writes long overly graphic descriptions of same Very scaryI'd give this only 1 star but the ideas other than the torture are intriguing

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    Read & Download The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 review â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB × Brian DAmato Brian DAmato × 6 characters The author's descriptions of ancient Maya it's people and culture are so detailed I felt transported back to that time His stream of consciousness style of writing is gripping

  8. says: The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub Brian DAmato × 6 characters Read & Download The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2

    Read & Download The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Brian DAmato × 6 characters The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub Well one thing for sure Brian Damato has a fantastic way of bringing us back to Mayan times Great storyline fitting in exactly where 'In the courts of the Sun' left off which in itself was a hard act to follow but Brian did it Like its predecessor this book needs time and attention to be fully enjoyed there is however one thing that tends to minimize its potential and it's that if you are not totally familiar with the Mayan counting system

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    The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub Well done and uniue on so many levelsThe only story I can think of that is told with multiple POV's through a single character

  10. says: The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub

    The Sacrifice Game Jed de Landa #2 Free E–pub When Jed was a small boy as depicted in D'Amato's first novel In The Courts of the Sun in this planned trilogy his mother taught him a game that turned out to be a Mayan divination ritual a game in which one could predict the future and even ti

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