Aztec – Gary Jennings

AztecThis is an epic novel on the grand scale and one of my favorite historical fiction books of all time.  The mighty Aztec empire is depicted through the life of Mixtli Dark Cloud, born of ordinary parents, who rises spectacularly to become a lord of Tenochititlan and advisor to Moctezuma before the conquistadores arrive and destroy the Aztec way  of life.  The book has a great deal of violence, lurid human sacrifice and sexual impropriety — in other words — it’s totally the bomb!

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