The Fifth Codex-a young adult adventure Kindle Book by Robert Bresloff

The Fifth Codex begins in Tulum, a Mayan archeological site in the Yucatan peninsula. Richard Woodson, a well-known archeologist, and his sixteen-year-old apprentice, Pedro a native Maya, find a journal that had been hidden in the ruins for hundreds of years. Woodson discovers the journal had been written by Gonzalo Guerrero, the first Spaniard to live among the Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Fifth Codex intertwines the possible experiences of true historical figures during the Spanish Conquest in Mexico with the actions of a fictional modern day archeologist and his native Maya teenage apprentice. The story has our modern day archeologist using clues from an ancient journal he discovered that leads to a mysterious fifth codex.

The Maya recorded their history in books that are called codex. During the Conquest, the Spanish destroyed all but four of these documents. Therefore, the possibility of the existence of a fifth one becomes very important

Each chapter relates the past and present eventually bringing them together at the Sacred Cenote at Chichén Itzá.  Packed with mystery, action, adventure, and even a little humor, The Fifth Codex is educational and entertaining way for the young reader to see the world of the ancient Maya through the eyes of a modern Mayan teen.