Bringing the World Stories Forgotten By Time

​Lauren Lee Merewether

A Desperate Girl,

A Daring Conquistador,

A Dangerous Civil War,


One Extraordinary Journey

"Merewether does an admirable job of bringing order, beauty, and a sense of honor into the lives of the Mexica people, known for slavery, brutality, and human sacrifice."
~ Foreword Clarion Reviews

Blood of Toma

The author rated this book for 14+ due to violence. Parental guidance is encouraged.

As a part of the Eric Hoffer Award, Blood of Toma is a Finalist for the Montaigne Medal awarded to the most thought-provoking novel. Blood of Toma is also one of five Finalists for the Next Generation Indie Book Award in Historical Fiction.

Running from death seemed unnatural to the High Priestess Tomantzin, but run she does. She escapes to the jungle after witnessing her father's murder amidst a power struggle within the Mexica Empire and fears for her life. Instead of finding refuge in the jaguar's land, she falls into the hands of glimmering gods in search for glory and gold. With her nation on the brink of civil war and its pending capture by these gods who call themselves Conquistadors, a bloody war is inevitable. Tomantzin must choose to avenge her father, save her people, or run away with the man she is forbidden to love.

Blood of Toma

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