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Aztec (Aztec)by Gary Jennings
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IT WAS PREDICTED. WE WERE WARNED.
THE APOCOLYPSE IS COMING.
In the Courts of the Sun introduced Maya descendent Jed DeLanda, a math prodigy who, because of his rare knowledge of an ancient divination tool called the Sacrifice Game, was chosen to prevent the coming apocalypse. But now the world faces a new threat: Jed himself.
Because while his double is in AD 664 trying to save the world, the original Jed is determined to end the worlds pain and suffering another way—by bringing about the destruction of humanity.
But before he can complete his plan, the organization that sent him into the past will devote every resource to stopping him.
TO THE WORLD OF ANCIENT MAYA, AND FAR BEYOND
In the Courts of the Sun introduced Maya descendent Jed De Landa, a math prodigy with rare knowledge of an ancient divination tool called the Sacrifice Game. But now there are two Jeds—one existing at the height of the ancient Maya civilization in AD 664, and another in the present who—for an unusual but compelling reason—is about to bring about the destruction of humanity. And only one self can win the game
With illustrations by the author
Here is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America, at the height of its magnificence. It is a story told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction. His name is Mixtli-Dark Cloud. Rising above his lowly station, Mixtli distinguishes himself as a scribe and later a warrior. He earns a fortune as a traveling merchant, exploring every part of what the Aztecs called The One World-the far lands of mountains, jungles, deserts, seacoasts.
About the Author
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.
ROBERT GLEASON was Gary Jennings' editor for a number of years. He lives in New York City.
JUNIUS PODRUG is an accomplished writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He lives on Cape Cod.
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