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Descriptive Drivel: Dance Of The Chupacabras


A dark Wonderlandish “oddyssey” that merges and contrasts elements of humor and horror; fantasy, reality, and literary nonsense; legends, myths, and history; Pop, Mexican, and American Culture; wordplay and swordplay.  It is a modern legend, a rumpus of revelrous rompery about being lost and choosing the road least traveled . . . the path unknown.

In Tome One of the whimsical epic adventure, a Mexican-American brother duo of folklore dancers and a desert farmer — along with a diverse band of mortals, angels, and ghosts — battle supernatural forces to protect an oracle-princess as well as past, present, and future times from an Aztec serpent god’s wrath.

Further villains and perils along the way include a volatile dragon, crews of feuding barbarians and pirates, a malevolent wizard-scribe, and the imbalance of Nature.  Throughout the imaginative journey flows an undercurrent of apprehension, for the brothers (loosely based on the author’s own sons) must one day confront each other over the fate of the planet.  An ultimate showdown is destined to occur on Winter Solstice of 2012 A.D., the date the Mayan calendar expires.

DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS introduces central protagonists and the wicked scheme of a feathered-serpent deity, Quetzalcoatl, who craves revenge against Aztec descendants for allowing his kingdom to be stolen by Spanish conquerors and forever changed. 

Intending to sacrifice a small child (the story’s prophet-princess) so he can be reborn an immortal ruler, this despicably corrupted snake enlists the aid of Mayan bat god Camazotz to create the blood-drinking mutant “El Chupacabras”.  A humble desert corn farmer named Moctezuma, related to Aztec king Motecuhzoma II (also known as Montezuma) whose spirit guards the child, struggles to find his missing daughter — carried by Chupacabras to a cave which is an underworld portal.

Pampered bickering nerds Noél and Rafael, two Mexican-American folklore dancers, become lost in a mysterious shifting landscape of Baja wilderness where they must defeat The Goatsucker to save the chosen girl, Lupita.

Facing other natural and supernatural dangers, stalked by shadows and bizarre atrocities, the quarrelsome neatniks must cope with hang-ups and sibling conflicts while learning to trust each other.  But thwarting Evil’s initial moves in a deadly match foretold during the days of Los Aztecas is only their first challenge.

WARNING:  Contains big words and inventive language!

Dance Of The Chupacabras by Lori R. Lopez

Dance Of The Chupacabras

Dance Of The Chupacabras Tome One


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