- Publisher: Coronet Books
- Format: Paperback | 496 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 44mm | 720g
- Publication date: 6 June 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1444734385
- ISBN 13: 9781444734386
- Illustrations note: N/A
- Sales rank: 111,408
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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As East Africa correspondent of The Economist in the early eighties Graham Hancock began to write a series of highly acclaimed books on economics, politics and foreign aid. His life took a whole new turn when he became fascinated by rumours that the Ark of the Covenant is real artefact, hidden somewhere in northern Africa. The story of his detective work, tracking it down to its supposed final resting place became the international bestseller The Sign and the Seal (now in production as a feature film.) More bestsellers in the field of 'alternative history' followed, including Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis (the latter co-authored with Robert Bauval) and Heaven's Mirror. In Supernatural he described his experiences journeying to experiment with hallucinogenic drugs amongst tribes people for whom they represent a gateway into supernatural realms. His ideas on exploring new dimensions in consciousness became the subject of his controversial TED talks. Graham Hancock's books have been translated into twenty-seven languages and have sold over nine 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.
By Harry Warner 21 Jul 2013
My discovery of Graham Hancock is a recent one - only in the last 18 months or so have i really got to know of his work. I recently bought War God, Supernatural and Fingerprints of the Gods to kick start my reading/research. I too contacted Graham after buying War God, hearing that my brother had also - Graham replied personally to both of us and sent us both a signed bookplate. One of the nicest and most sincere people i have the pleasure to look up to.
The world needs people like Graham Hancock - now more than ever..
From, Lincoln UK
Live, Jomtien Thailand
By George Mark Chappel 19 Jul 2013
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.
Winder, GA, USA
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 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 recommended 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 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