|About the Book|
Hollymac Belize is a land of enchantment and mystery, the perfect playground for a confident, inquisitive lad with a taste for adventure. Hollymac is no stranger to exotic locales, as his father just happens to be a Dept. of Antiquities archaeologistMoreHollymac Belize is a land of enchantment and mystery, the perfect playground for a confident, inquisitive lad with a taste for adventure. Hollymac is no stranger to exotic locales, as his father just happens to be a Dept. of Antiquities archaeologist from New York. He finally gets a chance to add true adventure to his vocabulary when he gets an unexpected invitation to join his father in the tropical climes of Belize City. An area drenched in mysticism and intrigue, the regions countless archaeological sites serve as the perfect backdrop for a 15-year-olds journey, not only into the past, but through the present and into the future. Things get interesting when Jack, Prof. MacDonnels graduate assistant, meets Hollymac at S W Goldson International Airport with news of a sunken schooner out beyond the reef. The professor has been called in to make sense of some artifacts that have been miraculously preserved in the captains hold of the drowned vessel. When the boys arrive back at Dads office, they find him examining the intricate details of a centuries-old journal detailing, among other things, ancient Mayan ceremonies and sites sacred to the once great culture. What they ultimately find, with the help of Hugo, a savvy, self-sure teen with indigenous ties to royal bloodline of the great Fire is Born, is a path to one of the greatest enigmas since the dawn of man: the elusive Fountain of Youth! Action and thought-provoking ties to the past drive this enchanting tale that is at once a young mans rite of passage, and also a journey into the heart of a lost culture.