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Aztec
Aztec | Gary Jennings
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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 Hernn Corts 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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Conservio
Aztec | Gary Jennings
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How am I suppose to read this behemoth when my #cat won‘t move? #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

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Conservio
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Starting this #behemoth

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dawn-pInk
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Absolutely epic novel. Rich, detailed setting. Strong, flawed, lovable characters. The narrator is so brilliant and has such a distinct voice. Plot of the main character follows the rise and fall of the Aztec Empire. TW: rape, gore, mutilation. 5 out of 5 on GR. Highly, highly recommend. Will be reading more from this author.

Crazeedi Oh I remember beginning to read this, read a couple chapters and couldn't handle the blood and gore, so I never finished. And I always hear it was a great book, but noooo... 10mo
dawn-pInk @Crazeedi You made the right call. It def gets grosser and more bloody as the story goes on. 10mo
Crazeedi @dawn-pInk that's a shame because I really wanted to read about that civilization 10mo
dawn-pInk @Crazeedi If I come across any other good fictionalizations, I will remember you! 10mo
Crazeedi @dawn-pInk thank you! That'd be awesome! 10mo
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dawn-pInk
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So incredibly epic. The story of the life of one man growing up in the Aztec Empire, starting in the middle class and through intelligence and luck making his fate. Beautiful prose. Wonderful characters. Surprising twists. Can‘t wait to finish!

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MoBee
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Found and pick this up at my local library, after working this Holiday Shopping Weekend I‘m ready to drive into an Ancient Civilization

tracey38 Oh, what a crazy weekend it must have been for you at work! Hope you can now relax with a good book. 12mo
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dawn-pInk
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“In otin ihuan in tonáltin nican tzonquíca
Here end the road and the days”
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KeeperofBooks
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The ending made me sad, the colonization of a people that did not see disaster coming.

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KeeperofBooks
Aztec | Gary Jennings

‪“But at the end of your life, no matter how crowded were its roads and its days, you will have learned what all must learn. And that will be too late for any starting over, too late for anything but regret. So learn it now. No man has ever lived out any life but one, and that one chosen is his own, most of that alone.”

TheBookKeepers Beautiful 1y
KeeperofBooks It is isn‘t it, rather profound. I‘m loving this book so far, I wish I take off work & sleeping so I can read it faster! 1y
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HDThomson
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I'm doing research for a book I've started on and stumbled across the book by #garyjennings. Aztec is such a well researched book. He really brings each scene to life with vivid detail. Warning: some of the scenes are gruesome! But then the book is about the Aztecs.
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