For lovers of epic historical fiction, a novel in the tradition of Conn Iggulden, Wilbur Smith and Bernard Cornwell from internationally bestselling author, Colin Falconer.
FIVE HUNDRED MEN AGAINST AN ARMY OF ONE MILLION WARRIORS.
ONE WOMAN THREW THE ODDS IN THEIR FAVOUR
Hernan Cortes is sent with a handful of men to explore the new lands to the west of Cuba. His orders: go no further than the beach and report back.
But though penniless and landless Cortes knew he was destined to be a king. All he needed was a country. He takes prisoner a young Mayan princess, Malinali. Her father was murdered by the country’s overlords, the Aztecs. What she wanted was – revenge.
Their meeting changes the course of Mexican history.
She becomes Cortes’ lover, devoting herself to the man she believes to be a living god. And she shows him how to achieve the impossible – but at what cost?
‘AZTEC’ IS A STORY OF IMPOSSIBLE ODDS, UNIMAGINABLE CRUELTY, BREATH-TAKING COURAGE AND RUTHLESS GENIUS, AN ADVENTURE THAT STILL RESONATES THROUGHOUT HISTORY.
The legendary Aztec civilization is here brought to life in blazing color, as the author traces the story of one of the most extraordinary love affairs of history.
While Cortes is all but forgotten in the country he conquered, the controversy about Malinali - la Malinche - rages even today; when 'Aztec' was published in Mexico, it spent four months on the bestseller lists.
What readers are saying about AZTEC
“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!” History and Women *****
“Once you read Colin Falconer, you’ll want to read everything he has ever written.” Crystal Book Reviews.
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Book 1: SILK ROAD
Book 2: HAREM
Book 3: A VAIN AND INDECENT WOMAN
Book 4: CLEOPATRA: Daughter of the Nile
Book 5: AZTEC
Book 6: STIGMATA
Book 7: EAST INDIA
Book 8: A GREAT LOVE OF SMALL PROPORTION
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Book 1: ANASTASIA
Book 2: MY BEAUTIFUL SPY
Book 3: SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY
Book 4: LIVE FOR ME
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LUCIFER FALLS (published by Little, Brown London)
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