The Luck of Huemac: A Novel about the Aztec World
Spanning a century of Aztec history, this account documents the rise and fall of the Aztec civilization by focusing on three powerful men, particularly Huemac, who faces the marauding Spaniards led by Cortez
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During this time, fresh troops arrived to relieve the Tenocha garrison, and one of
the new warriors came to Quinatzin with a message. "I come from the Cihuacoatl,
" the man said. "He has sent me to tell you that he awaits your return to his city.
"And I would like to learn the secrets of the sorcerers." Nezahualcoyotl grunted,
as if amused. "You are ambitious. Now: Tell me what you need to learn here."
Huemac thought carefully, understanding the distinction his grandfather was
It was a signal given twice each day — at sunrise and sunset — the sound to
which the Tenocha both began and ended their work day. "I must go now,"
Taypachtli said, when the last, rumbling echo had died away. "Tell our daughter
that we ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - elucubrare - LibraryThing
3.5 stars, really: Peters does a good job of depicting the Mexican court as a multiplex rather than a single entity, but his characters could be stronger and I also just didn't care quite as much as I'd have wanted to. Read full review
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