OVERRIDE

Aztec

Aztec (Volume 1)

Gary Jennings

Forge Books

Aztec is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction, Mixtli-Dark Cloud, Aztec reveals the very depths of Aztec civilization from the peak and feather-banner splendor of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan to the arrival of Hernán Cortás and his conquistadores, and their destruction of the Aztec empire. The story of Mixtli is the story of the Aztecs themselves---a compelling, epic tale of heroic dignity and a colossal civilization's rise and fall.

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

DIXIT:
 
 
MY LORD
 
Pardon me, my lord, that I do not know your formal and fitting honorific, but I trust I do not hazard my lord's taking offense. You are a man, and not one man of all the men I have met in my life has ever resented being addressed as a lord. So, my lord
* * *
Your Excellency, is it?
Ayyo, even more illustrious--what we of these lands would call an ahuaquáhuitl, a tree of great shade. Your Excellency it shall be, then. It impresses me the more that a personage of such eminent excellency should have summoned such a one as myself to speak
READ THE FULL EXCERPT
BACK

REVIEWS

Praise for Aztec

"A dazzling and hypnotic historical novel."--The New York Times
 
 "Anyone who reads, anyone who still lusts for adventure or that book you can't put down, will glory in Aztec."--Los Angeles Times

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Gary Jennings

  • Gary Jennings was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his books, which often included hazardous travel—exploring every corner of Mexico for his Aztec novels, retracing the numerous wanderings of Marco Polo for The Journeyers, joining nine different circuses for Spangle, and roaming the Balkans for Raptor. Born in Buena Vista, Virginia in 1928, Jennings passed away in 1999 in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and outlines for new novels.
BACK

COMMUNITY

Tor.com

    MORE BLOG POSTS
    BACK

    BUY THE BOOK

    Available Formats and Book Details

    Aztec

    Aztec

    Gary Jennings

    • Trade Paperback

    BACK

    FROM THE PUBLISHER

    Forge Books

    BACK