Aztec

Aztec (Volume 1 of 8)

Gary Jennings

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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.

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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
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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 words

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“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

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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.

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Aztec
Gary Jennings

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
May 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765317506
ISBN10: 0765317508
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 768 pages
$17.99
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