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Early Responses — Library Journal Reviews, March 15, 2009


In The Court of the Sun -- Brian D’Amato

Byline: Jeff Ayers
Section: Reviews; fiction; Pg. 91
Length: 177 words
The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012, and many wonder what will happen on that fatefull day. That is the question D'Amato (Beauty) examines in this sprawling tome. Familiar with a game that the Mayans used to predict the future, Jed Deland successfully makes money on the stock market using the same methods. He ends up helping an organization with access to time-travel technology so that he can travel back at the height of the Mayan civilization, interact with these ancient people, and find out what the world can expect when the calendar ends. Not a thriller, a work of science fiction, or a historical, this novel is hard to define. End-of-the-world aficionados will find it compelling, but librarians will have a hard time booktalking it. It also ends with the dreaded four words: End of Book One. Will the entire series be published before the apocalypse? For larger collections only. [See Prebub Alert, LH 11/1/08.]

Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.

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