A coming of age story like none other, Zyanya: Always and Forever is the first novel of a three-book series that takes place in a central Mexican rainforest. Uprooted from their city lives, two teens face terrifying danger, sorcery, magic and romance.
Zyanya is the name of a prosperous coffee plantation founded by the Alba family. Formerly a shaman, the late Alba’s heirs are chosen to bear and raise a child who will one day become the Great Shaman, thereby fulfilling a 550-year-old prophecy. Alba’s son and grandson reject their heritage, but the ancient prophecy’s time has come, and a powerful Shaman is needed to rise up against evil. The savior is Jairo, Alba’s great-grandson. Raised in Texas, 17-year-old Jairo is completely unaware of his legacy. Tabatha is a 16-year-old from Dallas, who is unhappily moving with her parents to the tiny village where Zyanya is located. She is angry to leave the big city and has a recurring dream about a boy.
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About the Author
Greta Benavides-Adame was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She is married, has four grown children, and is a teacher in Giddings, Texas.