One Story One City 2020

The Santa Clarita Public Library is currently closed and all programming is temporarily suspended until further notice to protect the health and safety of visitors, staff, and the community in response to the Novel Coronavirus.

Every year, the Santa Clarita Public Library’s One Story One City program encourages discussion between residents and promotes reading and learning through the celebration of one story during the month of March. The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to announce this year’s 2020 book selection is Gods of Jade and Shadow by award winning author Silvia Moreno-Garcia!




Image of Gods of Jade and Shadow book coverGods of Jade and Shadow tells the story of Casiopea Tun, a woman who dreams of escaping her traditional life and longs for exciting new adventures. After stumbling upon her grandfather’s secret box, Casiopea unknowingly releases the Mayan God of Death, Hun-Kamé, who takes her on an adventure of a lifetime. Casiopea journeys through Mexico to the Mayan underworld, Xibalba, to help Hun-Kamé recover his throne and find her place in the world.

Inspired by the Popol Vuhl, this dark tale explores the complex relationship between ancient Maya mythology and traditional Mexican culture, what it means to be a modern woman in an era breaking free from tradition, and love, life and death.

Curious to learn more? Read an excerpt and check out a copy at your local branch or enjoy it digitally from the comfort of home. Copies are available in print, eBook and eAudio formats.

Due to the nature of some of the topics covered in the book, this story is recommended for adults and not suitable for readers under the age of 16.




Portrait of author Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Photo by: Martin Dee, 2017

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of several award winning fantasy works, inlcuding Cthulhu’s DaughtersSignal to Noise, and Gods of Jade and Shadow. She is heavily inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, horror and her Mexican roots.

For more information about Silvia Moreno-Garcia and the body of her published works, please visit her website.

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