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WAR GOD: Nights of the Witch [Kindle Edition]

Graham Hancock
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Book Description

This is the epic story of the clash of two empires, two armies and two gods of war. Five hundred desperate adventurers are about to pit themselves against the most brutal armies of the ancient Americas, armies hundreds of thousands strong.

Dark powers that work behind the scenes of history show their hand as the prophecy of the return of Quetzalcoatl is fulfilled with the arrival of Cortés. The Aztec ruler Moctezuma fights to maintain the demands of the war god Huitzilopochtli for human sacrifice. The Spanish Inquisition is planning an even greater blood-letting.

Yet, in the midst of the brutal and bloody battles, deep friendship and love survive through the massacres.

Tozi, a young girl, who has seen many deaths inflicted in many ingenious and horrible ways, uses her magical gifts to save those she loves.

Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who serves a sadistic Dominican friar, is taken under the wing of Cortés, and begins to learn what it takes to be a conquistador.

They are caught up in the headlong collision between two gods of war, along with Malinal, a beautiful sex slave, whose hatred of Moctezuma runs so deep she will sell out her own land and people to destroy him.

Praise for WAR GOD: Nights of the Witch

‘Five hundred years ago the old Mexican prophecy which announced the return of Quetzalcoatl came true. In an era dominated by human sacrifices and the decadence of a great culture, bearded men, white-faced, from beyond the sea, arrived to impose their law. In this fast-moving, highly recommended novel, Graham Hancock masterfully reconstructs the biggest clash of civilizations ever, revealing aspects that only a genius author could unveil.’
(Javier Sierra, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Supper and The Lost Angel.)

‘The book offers up a heady mix of action, politics, spirituality and the supernatural . . . Convincing fantasy elements and viscerally recreated details keep the narrative charging forward.’
(The Daily Mail)

‘. . . part historical fact, part fantasy, the effect is as intense as the events themselves. It’s a fascinating read that will have you booking a flight to Mexico long before you finish the book.’
(London Evening Standard)

‘Interweaving historical fact and vivid fiction, Graham Hancock’s War God is packed full of blood, guts, conflict, sacrifice and witchcraft in the last days of the Aztec empire. The story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the downfall of Moctezuma is the perfect (if very gory) distraction from modern life.’
(Wanderlust)

‘It will have you hyperventilating within minutes . . . Meets all the “thriller” criteria with gusto.’
(Newcastle Journal)

‘Graham Hancock has, once again, produced a book that entertains as well as educates . . . War God is a rich and deeply involving novel that grips you from the very first page. If you can handle the gruesome detail, then you will devour every page and the end will come too soon, leaving you desperate for book two . . .’
(Sir Read-A-Lot Blog)

Follow Graham Hancock on Twitter: @Graham__Hancock


Editorial Reviews

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"Reviews for Fingerprint of the Gods (Various) Intriguing (Sunday Times) His sweep through the ancient world is arresting and audacious. (Daily Mail) One of the intellectual landmarks of this decade. (Literary Review)"

Book Description

***See WAR GOD'S FANTASTIC REVIEWS on Amazon.co.uk*** This is the epic story of the clash of two empires, two armies and two gods of war. Five hundred desperate adventurers are about to pit themselves against the most brutal armies of the ancient Americas, armies hundreds of thousands strong. Dark powers that work behind the scenes of history show their hand as the prophecy of the return of Quetzalcoatl is fulfilled with the arrival of Cortés. The Aztec ruler Moctezuma fights to maintain the demands of the war god Huitzilopochtli for human sacrifice. The Spanish Inquisition is planning an even greater blood-letting. Yet, in the midst of the brutal and bloody battles, deep friendship and love survive through the massacres. Tozi, a young girl, who has seen many deaths inflicted in many ingenious and horrible ways, uses her magical gifts to save those she loves. Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who serves a sadistic Dominican friar, is taken under the wing of Cortés, and begins to learn what it takes to be a conquistador. They are caught up in the headlong collision between two gods of war, along with Malinal, a beautiful sex slave, whose hatred of Moctezuma runs so deep she will sell out her own land and people to destroy him. Praise for WAR GOD: Nights of the Witch ‘Five hundred years ago the old Mexican prophecy which announced the return of Quetzalcoatl came true. In an era dominated by human sacrifices and the decadence of a great culture, bearded men, white-faced, from beyond the sea, arrived to impose their law. In this fast-moving, highly recommended novel, Graham Hancock masterfully reconstructs the biggest clash of civilizations ever, revealing aspects that only a genius author could unveil.’ Javier Sierra, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Supper and The Lost Angel. ‘. . . part historical fact, part fantasy, the effect is as intense as the events themselves. It’s a fascinating read that will have you booking a flight to Mexico long before you finish the book.’ London Evening Standard ‘Interweaving historical fact and vivid fiction, Graham Hancock’s War God is packed full of blood, guts, conflict, sacrifice and witchcraft in the last days of the Aztec empire. The story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the downfall of Moctezuma is the perfect (if very gory) distraction from modern life.’ Wanderlust ‘It will have you hyperventilating within minutes . . . Meets all the “thriller” criteria with gusto.’ Newcastle Journal ‘Graham Hancock has, once again, produced a book that entertains as well as educates . . . War God is a rich and deeply involving novel that grips you from the very first page. If you can handle the gruesome detail, then you will devour every page and the end will come too soon, leaving you desperate for book two . . .’ Sir Read-A-Lot Blog

Product Details

  • File Size: 2745 KB
  • Print Length: 545 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1444734377
  • Publisher: Peach Publishing (July 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E1CL5HA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, Brutal & Wonderful - Get this now July 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Graham Hancock is a non fiction writer; this was the opinion I heard from some, the idea being he SHOULD not navigate the great ocean that is between non-fiction & fiction.

Of course War God is not his first venture into fiction, his book Entangled was his first. As a teenager I read The Sign & the Seal followed by Fingerprints of the Gods which changed my entire worldview as I am sure it did for many. I can say without reservation that War God had me turning the pages as quickly as did any of Hancock's non fiction and any other novels that I have read from any author over the last half dozen years.

Hancock has an amazing writing style that enables the reader to literally feel like you are there, and this is part of the reason he has been so successful in his earlier works.

Conclusion:
War God is fantastic. Both wonderful and in parts brutal, just like the period and the events described therein. War God deserves a chance and I am here to tell any reader that this book is worth every penny which will have you mesmerised as it did me. BUY IT NOW.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable, captivating, completely immersing July 31, 2013
Format:Paperback
I did not get enough sleep as I devoured this epic late into the night until it was finished. I became completely immersed in the scenes & story, and now have an understanding of the culture and times it was set. Highly recommended!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good and well documented read! July 31, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book, I like well researched historical novels that are long enough to give you a sense of being there, not feeling let down by being so sort you feel like you just read a movie script.

I especially liked the weaving of the known history with the Supernatural in a way that is totally in keeping with the cultures in question. It took me awhile to realize what was going on with "The" War God - and I won't say anymore and be a spoiler but lets just say once I did figure it out I think I understood things a lot better.

The only reason I didn't give this book five stars is that I was a little overwhelmed by extremely detailed battle scenes which I'm sure my husband would love (we've both done a lot of historical re-enactment and he does fighting) but eventually just made me feel a bit lost and like I wanted my story back. I think this is a personal preference in reading styles, so those who like military fiction are likely to really enjoy these pages, but I just can't handle them after while (and I feel the same way about the long battle scenes that are sometimes in my husband's own novels).

I also felt just a tiny bit unconnected having so many point of view personages to follow, again I realize this is a popular modern style of writing and useful when you have multiple stories to tie together. But I couldn't help remember how gripped I felt reading the novel AZTEC years ago, which is done as an "autobiography" of the view point personage; and while I thought Mr. Jennings went way over the top in his descriptions of some of the darker stuff, I did feel very connected to his point of view Character; whereas in War God I felt most connected to Tozi the young "witch" girl and Pepito (a young boy of similar age).
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolute masterpiece July 31, 2013
By gav
Format:Paperback
I held off reading this as I've been a fan of Grahams work for many years but had no interest in south american history at all and didn't think I'd enjoy it. It turned out to be one of the best action adventure novels I've read.

The characters are extremely well written and easy to relate to, the plot is very engaging and makes it difficult to put the book down. It is written in such a way that you actually feel sorry for some of the darker characters at times and makes you feel that there are positive and negative aspects on both sides of the conflict. There are no good guys and bad guys here, just many shades of red and gold.

I'm sure this book will one day find it's way into the national curriculum as one of the most accurate and in depth portrayals of a previously forgotton period of history.

This is a very important book for the way it captures a perfect snapshot of a brutal moment in america's history and also because it shows that Mr Hancock is set to become one of the heavy hitters in the world of fiction.

I patiently await the sequel to this and also entanglement which has some strong thematic connections to war god.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good read. November 20, 2013
By Jamie
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Heard of Graham Hancock on Joe Rogan's podcast and wow, what a great man. Even better writer. Highly recommend. Great book, and very inciting read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow to start, but really picks up the pace July 25, 2013
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The story starts off at cumbersome pace but quickly picks up. The narrative is awkward at first, but Graham Hancock soon hits his pace and the style becomes quite readable. Good sense of tension and suspense. Not crazy by the abrupt close, but now can't wait for the next installment. All in all a good, worthwhile read. This is a good lead into Graham Hancock, his thinking and other work. Glad to see he is getting into fiction. Definitely worth the price. Reading was enjoyable time well spent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Graham Hancock November 26, 2013
By Cody
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Very well written and fast paced. This novel mixes history with the supernatural perfectly. Perfect for a history lover or anyone who enjoys classic adventure stories
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read July 25, 2013
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This book is a fantastic read! I haven't been ablee to put out down since I got it on my kindle. Graham Hancock paid so much attention to detail in this story, its like high definition in your minds eye while reading.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read and well written
A great book, awesome story and told in such a way that kept you captivated the whole book! Can't wait for the next one, starting immediately.
Published 3 days ago by Reggietw
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
gripping, entertaining and completely holds the reader, a very hard to put down read.
Published 9 days ago by Pauline
5.0 out of 5 stars This is beyond a great read!
I may as well warn the reader! If you start reading this one, Vol I, be prepared to buy Vol II BEFORE you finish the first one. It is too much to have to wait in order to continue. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Lois Watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read! Very much enjoyed this book
Published 18 days ago by Justin Todd
5.0 out of 5 stars War God
I've been a fan of Hancock's previous works, such as Fingerprints, Heaven's Mirror, etc. His research in ancient civilizations is top notch, and I like how he is not afraid to... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Bradley G.
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was hard to put down and was very exciting. I can't wait to read the sequel!
Published 26 days ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I've bought this book for my family and friends because I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to read the next one. Educational and entertaining- perfect.
Published 27 days ago by Rich
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awsome
Published 29 days ago by rafael garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
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Published 29 days ago by Jeffery Fisher
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, but unfinished
This book is captivating if you're even slightly interested in the history of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Derp Derpington, Esq.
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