I mention the Race and Fantasy thing in the title on this because, as you might suspect, a gent named Ricardo Pinto is unlikely to be terribly Anglo. One thing that's especially interesting about the series, to me, is that he's drawn on different sources than Western European myth for the ground-level worldbuilding: the mythology in the novels, bears a passing resemblance to Toltec/Aztec/Mayan legend. I say passing because there are a lot of things in it that are unrelated to that source, mostly of his own invention.
The curious thing to me about this is that the first two novels of this trilogy (The Chosen & The Standing Dead) have been out there for seven years... but people seemed curiously ignorant of their very existence during the recent kerfuffle about white-people's-stories-dominate-genre-fi
The reason for the 7-year delay, btw, has nothing to do with the publisher and everything to do with the author's home having burned to the ground. Putting one's life back together after losing everything is apparently not easy. Who'da thunk it?
I recommend these books strongly to anyone interested in race and genre fiction. I also recc them to anyone who would like a book in which the main character's gay- but his gayness is one of various traits about him, rather than the Defining Focus of the Book (there're reasons I can't be arsed with most gay fiction, and that'd be the biggie).
In other news, I'm doing laundry.