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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
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.
Mixtli is a peasant with a knack for languages who eventually rises through Aztec society to become an interpreter to the Revered Speaker Montezuma just as the Spanish... Read morePublished 1 month ago by William F.B. Vodrey
Awesome book! Have read most of Jennings' books and have enjoyed each and everyone of them. If you're new to Jennings and his style of writing, it may be hard to get past the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by DHLB
Amazing book. I've read in English and Spanish and over and over again. Fantastic.Published 2 months ago by MizCSC
GaryJennings takes you back to the Aztec everyday life told through the eyes of Mixtli, who chronicled life, customs, wars and love at the height of Aztec civilization. Mr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Janis Burton
I read this novel many years ago worth reading again over and over.Published 3 months ago by Juanita H. Salas
A little unexpected sex in the beginning but really takes off after that. I admire Mixtli's survivor instincts and envy his adventurous life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SU
A wonderful historical novel that drags and plunges the astonished reader into the Aztec world. A great piece of literature.Published 4 months ago by Roberto Pinzon