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Aztec Fire

Aztec Fire

Aztec (Volume 5)

Gary Jennings; Robert Gleason and Junius Podrug

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The Aztec uprising in 1810 left young Juan Martez orphaned in a savage land. Like many native Aztecs, Juan was sentenced to hang by the Spanish. But his life is spared when a Spanish gunmaker learns of his skills with gunpowder and buys him to make munitions.

Keeping his Aztec heritage low key, Juan becomes the finest gunmaker in the colony--and the best shot. But both talents are kept secret--if the Spanish knew of his skills, he would surely be killed. Juan secretly works the Mexican underground, running guns and black powder to guerrilla forces fighting for independence. Along the way he falls in love with Maria Volza, a fiery revolutionary stirring up the masses, but she rejects him as fallen under the Spanish boot.

But Juan's destiny is to lead the Mexicans against Spanish rule, and when Maria discovers the life Juan has hidden so well, a battle is ignited and the revolution begins.

CHAPTER ONE

Tula, Valley of Mexico, 1811

Before my Aztec uncles were hanged, they took me to the mystery city of Tula to teach me the Way of my people. They expected to die there and even brought along a yellow dog—which, according...

Praise for Aztec Fire

Aztec Rage is the most extraordinary historical novel to appear in years. It will leave you dazed, shaken, delighted, and moved.” —Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Tyrannosaur Canyon on Aztec Rage

“Fast-paced, absorbing...the authors paint a vivid picture of the early stages of hte bloody war of independence.” —Publishers Weekly on Aztec Rage

“A beautifully detailed novel for historical fiction fans.” —Booklist on Aztec Rage

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Reviews from Goodreads

Gary Jennings; Robert Gleason and Junius Podrug

GARY JENNINGS was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his novels, which often included hazardous travel. He passed away in 1999, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and ideas for new novels.

ROBERT GLEASON was Gary Jennings' editor for a number of years. He lives in New York City.

JUNIUS PODRUG is an accomplished writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He lives on Cape Cod.

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