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Aztec Rage

Aztec (Volume 4)

Gary Jennings; Robert Gleason and Junius Podrug

Forge Books

The fascinating history of Mexico that began in the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Aztec continues . . . .
Don Juan de Zavala was the most skilled fighter in all of New Spain--as gifted with weapons and horses as he was with women. These pleasures were all he desired.
But the magnificent Aztec empire, its grand cities and riches lay broken under the Spanish boot . . . Now valiant men and fearless women rise and battle their brutal overlords.
As a warrior-priest leads an Aztec revolt, across the ocean in Spain courageous people battle Napoleon's invading armies.
No one, including Juan de Zavala could stay neutral. Especially if a shocking secret from Zavala's lurid past is exposed--a secret so lethal to the Spanish Crown it threatens their very existence. Zavala will be swept from glittering Mexico City to snake-and-croc infested jungles, to lost Mayan civilizations to the torture chambers of the Inquisition, to beautiful Barcelona and the bloody carnage of Napoleon's war in Spain, to the bloodiest and most spectacular of New Spain's (colonial Mexico) revolutions.
Everybody wants Don Juan de Zavala . . and many people want him dead:
Isabella . . . Instinctively wicked, sinfully seductive.
Father Hidalgo . . . Can a man of God take up the sword and lead a people by the hundreds of thousands into a bloody revolution he cannot control?
Raquel . . . Attractive, sensuous, erudite, she challenges Juan with her mind--and her body.
Marina . . . A gorgeous pure-blood Aztec, she knows too well the oppressor's rape and pillage of her people. 

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Chapter One
Mountains Where the Cougars Lurk, 1541
 
I watched myself die.
 
My nightmare took life as invaders emerged from the fog like fantasmas, ghosts in the mist, dark figures on great beasts, menacing as shadow gods risen from Mictlán, the Dark Place. I lay in the brush and trembled, my heart pounding, my throat aching for water, the ground shaking under me as powerful hooves pounded in advance of a thousand human feet. My spear was tipped with an obsidian point, but it would fare poorly against the charge of a warhorse wearing the thick leather guard called a Cortés
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Praise for Aztec Rage

"Aztec Rage is the most extraordinary historical novel to appear in years."---Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Tyrannosaur Canyon
 
"Fascinating . . . A beautifully detailed novel."--Booklist on Aztec Rage
 
"Big, bold, and bawdy, Aztec Rage is a rip-snorting swashbuckler.… it's fiction in the grand tradition."--Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author The Traitor
 
"Fast-paced, absorbing. . . . The authors paint a vivid picture of the early stages of the bloody war of independence. . . . This latest Aztec novel is likely to be irresistible to fans of the series."--Publishers Weekly on Aztec Rage

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Gary Jennings; Robert Gleason and Junius Podrug

  • 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.
    Junius Podrug is an accomplished writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He lives on Cape Cod.
     
    Robert Gleason was Gary Jennings’s editor for a number of years. He lives in New York City.
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