Aztec Revenge

Aztec Revenge

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Aztec Revenge is another thrilling installemnt in Gary Jenning's New York Times bestselling Aztec series, set in 19th century Mexico.
Juan is a "mestizo," of mixed Spanish and Indio heritage, sure to be doomed to a short, violent life begging on the streets. But Juan has a special gift for handling horses and an ability to defend himself at a time when a man's best friends are his horse and his sword. Only El Mestizo, the half-caste son of the conqueror Cortes, knows that the blood of kings flows in the young beggar.

After killing a man for beating a horse, Juan becomes a highwayman and horse thief before disguising himself as a wealthy caballero. He is wined and dined by the richest and most powerful people in the colony--who don't realize that some of them had once stared down the barrel of Juan's pistola as he took their gold.

Fighting, conniving, and loving in a colorful era of flashing swords and brave hearts, Juan must use all the tricks he learned as a beggar and a bandit to unlock the secret of his own heritage.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 30mm | 180g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765356260
  • 9780765356260
  • 1,142,244

Review quote

"The most extraordinary historical novel to appear in years." --Douglas Preston, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Impact" on "Aztec Rage""Big, bold, and bawdy, a rip-snorting swashbuckler.... It's fiction of the grand tradition."--Stephen Coonts, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Liars and Thieves" on "Aztec Rage"
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About Junius Podrug

GARY JENNINGS was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his novels, which often included hazardous travel. He passed away in 1999, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and outlines for new novels.

JUNIUS PODRUG is an accomplished writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He lives on Cape Cod.
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Rating details

79 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 22% (17)
4 30% (24)
3 34% (27)
2 9% (7)
1 5% (4)
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