Spirit of the Jaguar
When seventeen year old Mack and friends head to Central America to visit an archaeological dig, they never expect to become entangled in an intrigue of stolen artifacts that magically tumbles them back in time to the grand days of the Mayan Empire and a struggle for royal succession. More
'Spirit of the Jaguar' received a commended in the the Fellowship of Australian Writers national literary awards of 2009. In the same year it also received a recommendation from Tom Flood, director of Flood Manuscripts, who described it as 'a young adult fantasy adventure that doesn't tread the usual paths...the story is rich in research and culture, light and humorous in all the right places, well structured, with lean prose and lush settings.'