“A fast-paced read, Aztec fascinated me from start to finish. As with all of Colin Falconer’s novels, his characters have depth and credibility, moving the story forward through their often unpredictable actions. His work takes the reader through a never-ending labyrinth of twists and turns that grips and entertains. Get this book. It is a magnificent piece of work!” Historical Novel Review
“Once you read Colin Falconer, you’ll want to read everything he has ever written.” Crystal Book Reviews.
Hernan Cortes is a landless Spanish nobleman, sent with a handful of men to explore the lands to the west by the governor of Cuba. His orders: go no further than the beach and report back. But Cortes defies his orders and leads his band of five hundred against the Aztec army of a million men.
He dreams of his own kingdom.
On the way he captures a Mayan princess, Malinali, whose father had been murdered by the Aztecs. What she wants is revenge.
Together they change the entire course of Mexican history.
The legendary Aztec civilization is here brought to life in blazing color, as Colin Falconer traces the story of one of the most extraordinary episodes in human history.
When Aztec was first published, it spent four months on the bestseller lists in Mexico. It is a story of impossible odds, unimaginable cruelty, breath-taking courage and ruthless genius, an adventure that still resonates throughout history, even today.