Aztec
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By Gary Jennings

historical fiction | 754 pages | Published in NaN

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 Cortes 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.

ISBN_13:9780765317506

Quotes

The Aztecs believed that the gods were born out of sacrifice, out of the blood and flesh of men.

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An Aztec warrior can't be killed in battle unless he wants to be.

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The Aztecs saw the universe as a battlefield, a struggle between the forces of light and darkness.

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The gods demand blood, and blood they shall have.

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The Aztecs believed that the gods created the world five times before, and each time it was destroyed.

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To be an Aztec is to be a warrior.

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The Aztecs were masters of agriculture, able to grow crops in the most unforgiving terrains.

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The Aztec empire was built on the backs of slaves and conquered peoples.

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The Aztecs believed that the sun was nourished by human blood.

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In the eyes of the Aztecs, the most honorable death was in battle.

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