It's coming up on Thanksgiving, 1933,
and Anya can hardly imagine a better holiday,
her first trip ever with her archaeologist dad.
They are heading out west, to a beautiful old guest
lodge nestled in a remote canyon.
… at the last minute, her dad invites a most unwelcome companion for her, and suddenly, New Mexico is the last place Anya wants to go.
Even the most dismal holiday can be transformed, though, in a place surrounded by so much natural beauty. Who's to say what magic is tucked away in the ruins of an ancient civilization? Maybe something broken can begin to heal here, and something lost can be saved.
Besides, there is nothing like a common cause to bring people together. Anya is shocked to find how many wonderful things about this canyon are on the brink of disappearing. Cattle ranchers and loggers eye the place greedily. The government wants to bring in tourists. And treasure! Valuable artifacts, sequestered in Pueblo graves, are being stolen right from under their noses.
This canyon has hidden the secrets of an Old World civilization for six hundred years. Are these kids the last defense against its being devoured by the modern world?