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War God: Nights of the Witch

War God: Nights of the Witch

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Graham Hancock

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  • Publisher: Coronet Books
  • Format: Hardback | 500 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 46mm | 840g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444734377
  • ISBN 13: 9781444734379
  • Sales rank: 64,649

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A young girl called Tozi stands at the bottom of a pyramid, waiting to be led to the top where her heart will be cut out...Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who serves a sadistic Dominican friar, is aboard the Spanish fleet as it sails towards Mexico...This is the epic story of the clash of two empires, two armies and two gods of war. Five hundred desperate adventurers are about to pit themselves against the most brutal armies of the ancient Americas, armies hundreds of thousands strong. This is a war of gods and men. Dark powers that work behind the scenes of history show their hand as the prophecy of the return of Quetzalcoatl is fulfilled with the arrival of Cortes. The Aztec ruler Moctezuma fights to maintain the demands of the war god Huitzilopochtli for human sacrifice. The Spanish Inquisition is planning an even greater blood-letting. Caught up in the headlong collision between two gods of war are Tozi, Pepillo and the beautiful sex slave Malinal whose hatred of Moctezuma runs so deep she will sell out her own land and people to destroy him.

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Graham Hancock is the author of The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis, Heaven's Mirror, Supernatural and other bestselling investigations of historical mysteries. His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages and have sold over five million copies worldwide. His public lectures and broadcasts, including two major TV series for Channel 4, Quest for the Lost Civilisation, and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, have further established his reputation as an unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity's past. www.grahamhancock.com

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By derek mahon 23 Oct 2013 5

Fantastic book, great read, can't wait for the 2nd and 3rd books, I'm reading it slowly because I don't want to finish it, but have to force myself to stop reading. Graham is an inspiring writer and man and this comes through in the books.

By George Mark Chappel 19 Jul 2013 5

I pre-ordered this book months ago, and just received it a few weeks ago. After notifying Mr. Hancock of my purchase shortly after I bought it, he sent me a nice autographed bookplate to put inside the cover of my book. It's been a very long time since I've read a novel more riveting than this one --- I literally couldn't put it down once I'd started. One of the best books I've ever read, which leaves you hungering for the next 2 volumes, I promise. You definitely won't be sorry you bought this one, and Mr. Hancock is one of the most sincere, genuinely wonderful people with whom I've ever had the pleasure of corresponding.
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Mark Chappel
Winder, GA, USA

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Reviews for War God Various ...part historical fact, part fantasy, the effect is as intense as the events themselves. It's a fascinating read that will have you booking a flight to Mexico long before you finish the book. Evening Standard Interweaving historical fact and vivid fiction, Graham Hancock's War God is packed full of blood, guts, conflict, sacrifice and witchcraft in the last days of the Aztec empire. The story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the downfall of Moctezuma is the perfect (if very gory) distraction from modern life. Wanderlust Five hundred years ago the old Mexican prophecy which announced the return of Quetzalcoatl came true. In an era dominated by human sacrifices and the decadence of a great culture, bearded men, white-faced, from beyond the sea, arrived to impose their law. In this fast-moving highly reccomended novel, Graham Hancock masterfully reconstructs the biggest clash of civilizations ever, revealing aspects that only a genius author could unveil. Javier Sierra New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Supper and The Lost Angel The book offers up a heady mix of action, politics, spirituality and the supernatural and we learn a lot...Convincing fantasy elements and viscerally recreated details keep the narrative charging forward. Daily Mail It will have you hyperventilating within minutes... Meets all the "thriller" criteria with gusto. Newcastle Journal. Graham Hancock has, once again, produced a book that entertains as well as educates...War God is a rich and deeply involving novel that grips you from the very first page. If you can handle the gruesome detail, then you will devour every page and the end will come too soon, leaving you desperate for book two... Sir Read-A-Lot Blog Reviews for Fingerprint of the Gods Various Intriguing Sunday Times ...his sweep through the ancient world is arresting and audacious. Daily Mail ...one of the intellectual landmarks of this decade. Literary Review