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Macmillan, May 16, 2006 - Fiction - 768 pages
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Aztec is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction, Mixtli-Dark Cloud, Aztec reveals the very depths of Aztec civilization from the peak and feather-banner splendor of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan to the arrival of Hernán Cortás and his conquistadores, and their destruction of the Aztec empire. The story of Mixtli is the story of the Aztecs themselves---a compelling, epic tale of heroic dignity and a colossal civilization's rise and fall.

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Review: Aztec (Aztec #1)

User Review  - Yann - Goodreads

*CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS* Ok, here is why the book isn't good and why you shouldn't read it. Do not read it if you're actually interested in the Aztecs or if you know about the Aztec culture, because ... Read full review

Review: Aztec (Aztec #1)

User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

I read this for the first time about 18 years ago and I knew that one day I'd reread it. I'm not sorry that I did. Its a very long and violent book were an old Aztec man is being interrogated for his ... Read full review

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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.

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