Paperback Maya and the rising dark / Rena Barron.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780358447696 (pbk.) :
12-year-old Maya is the only one in her South Side Chicago neighbourhood who witnesses weird occurrences like werehyenas stalking the streets at night and a scary man made of shadows plaguing her dreams. Her friends try to find an explanation - perhaps a ghost uprising or a lunchroom experiment gone awry. But to Maya, it sounds like something from one of Papa's stories or her favourite comics. When Papa goes missing, Maya is thrust into a world both strange and familiar as she uncovers the truth. Her father is the guardian of the veil between our world and the Dark - where an army led by the Lord of Shadows, the man from Maya's nightmares, awaits. Maya herself is a godling, half orisha and half human, and her neighbourhood is a safe haven. But now that the veil is failing, the Lord of Shadows is determined to destroy the human world and it's up to Maya to stop him.
320 pages ; 20 cm