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Aztec Blood

Aztec Blood

Aztec (Volume 3)

Gary Jennings

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The third volume in Gary Jennings' historical epic that began with the Aztec and Aztec Autumn. Now comes the thrilling Aztec Blood.

The Aztec people have been conquered and a bloody revolt of the Indians put down. The former Aztec Empire is now a colony called New Spain in which the Indians are enslaved to great estates that are actually feudal domains. The Spanish lords rule as kings, treating Indian men as work animals and Indian women as their personal property. In this colourful and exciting era of swords and cloaks, upheaval and revolution, a young beggar boy, in whose blood runs that of both Spanish and Aztec royalty, must claim his birthright.

From the torrid streets of the City of the Dead along the Veracruz Coast to the ageless glory of Seville in Old Spain, Cristo the Bastard connives, fights, and loves as he seeks the truthwithout knowing that he will be the founder of a proud new people. As we follow the loves and adventures of Cristo and experience the colorful splendor and barbarism of the era, a vanished culture is brought to life in all its magnificence.

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To His Most Excellency Don Diego Veles de
Maldonato y Pimentel, Conde de Priego, Marqués
de la Marche, Knight of Santiago, Viceroy of New
Spain by Appointment...

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Gary Jennings

GARY JENNINGS, author of the New York Times bestseller Aztec, was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his novels, which often include hazardous travels—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. Jennings passed away in 1999.

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