Maximilian & the Curse of the Fallen Angel (Max's Lucha Libre Adventures #4) / Maximilian & la maldición del Ángel Caído
Written and illustrated by Xavier Garza
It's the end of an era! Max's uncle --legendary luchador, the Guardian Angel-- is getting married and walking away from wrestling! Max was set on taking over the wrestling role, but not so soon. He's just fourteen! To make matters worse, his uncle chose a wild new wrestler for his last match, the Fallen Angel. If the villain wins, will the legend of the Guardian Angel die before Max is ready to put on the mask?
¡Es el fin de una era! El tío de Max --el legendario luchador, el Ángel de la Guarda-- se va a casar, ¡y retirarse de la lucha libre! Max quería ser la siguiente persona a asumir el papel del héroe enmascarado, pero no tan pronto. ¡Solo tiene catorce años! Y para colmo, su tío escogió un nuevo luchador temerario para su ultima pelea, el Ángel Caído. ¿Si gana el villano morirá la leyenda del Ángel de la Guarda antes de que Max esté listo para ponerse la mascara?
Catch up on the Max's Lucha Libre Adventures adventures series:
1--Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel / Maximilian y el misterio del Ángel de la Guarda
2--Maximilian and the Bingo Rematch / Maximilian y la revancha de bingo
3--Maximilian and the Lucha Libre Club / Maximilian y el club de Lucha Libre
About the Creators
Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, author and lucha libre aficionado Xavier Garza is a prolific and enthusiastic author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City and is a lively documentation of the dreams, superstitions, and heroes in the bigger-than-life world of South Texas. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona and the state of Washington. He has authored and illustrated fourteen books, and has received such prestigious awards as the Americas Honor Book Award in 2005, the Tejas Star Book Award three times from 2007-2010 and the Pura Belpré Honor Book award in 2012. In 2014 he was awarded both the NAACS Tejas Young Adult Book Award and the Texas Institute of Letters Children's Book Award. In 2019 Xavier Garza will be inducted into the prestigious Texas Institute of Letters. Garza lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Irma and their teen son Vincent.