In the Temples of My Fathers

In the Temples of My Fathers is a fantasy novel that is mostly about two Maya Indian brothers and is set in the jungles of Central America in what is today western Belize, around 1000 A.D. After two centuries of constant warfare Mayan civilization has disintegrated, and most of the survivors have moved north to start over again. There are small villages of stragglers, however, who are too attached to their homelands to leave them, and these survivors have clung to the old ways while slowly adapting to the new circumstances. During the course of the story the older brother is murdered by a malevolent spirit, and the storyteller brother decides to take revenge in the name of his family.