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Aztec

4 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Gary Jennings

"A first-class storyteller....Mr. Jennings has achieved true distinction." --Atlantic Monthly    "Anyone who reads, anyone who still lusts for adventure or that book you can't put down, will glory in theAztec." --The Los Angeles Times  &nbs … see full wiki

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Author: Gary Jennings
Publisher: Tor Books
3 reviews about Aztec
review by . April 03, 2011
In a word, Jennings' monumental work on the Aztec empire is outstanding. A simultaneous success on multiple fronts, Aztec is a gut-wrenching drama, a romance, an epic family saga, a titillating R-rated tale that pulls absolutely no punches over blood, guts, gore and sex, a history of the downfall of one of the world's major historical cultures and, finally, a scathing political indictment of the Roman Catholic Church and the imperial policies of 15th century Spain! Wow!      …
review by . February 27, 2003
My headline just about says it all. I won't get into details, but let's just say this book HAS IT ALL. Blood (lots and lots and lots of it, both in war and in human sacrifices), sex (lots and lots of it, mostly kinky) and more plot twists than you can shake a stick at.But the culture explored is absolutely fascinating. The Aztecs are loving shown here, in all their alien rituals. We are repelled by their way of life, yet Jennings makes us understand totally where they are coming from, and we begin …
review by . March 17, 2000
This book was about 1000 pages long and I wish it didn't end. It was so good. Considering that the history of Mexico is something many Americans know or care little about, I would highly recommend this book to change those perceptions.Had a man like Mixtli been in charge, perhaps Spanish would not have been the language of Mexico today.The main character Mixtli is so deep and his perceptions of things around him are so engrossing. What he accomplished during his lifetime (if he were not fictionalized) …
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