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Publisher Comments:

In five short centuries, the mighty Empire of the Méxica, descendants of the ancient Aztecs allied with Imperial Japan, has spread out to conquer the Earth, left the homeworld, and set its sights on the stars. But the universe is a dangerous place, filled with hidden powers and the relics of ancient civilizations. The Méxica are only the latest of the great Imperial powers to reach for the stars.

But that doesn't stop Imperial Méxica from claiming control.

Xenoarcheologist Gretchen Anderssen had hoped to enjoy her well-earned vacation. She hadn't seen her home-world or her children for many months. But the Company has other plans for her - when she checks in for her transport, she finds new orders for her team. It looks like only a small diversion - a quick trip to the Planet Jagen, to investigate reports of a possible First Sun artifact. She doesn't have to run an excavation, or even gain possession of the artifact. Just file a report. But it smells bad, says Gretchen's Hesht companion, Magdalena. David Parker, the Company pilot assigned to Anderssen's analysis team agrees. And they are so right.

Gretchen, Magdalena, and Parker find themselves in very dangerous territory indeed. Because, unbeknownst to anyone at the Company, the Imperial Méxican Priesthood has decided to wage a war on Jagan - a war not of conquest or defense, but a "flowery war", planned and fomented for the purpose of blooding the Emperor's youngest son. Gretchen and her team are headed right into the middle of the battle.

It may be a War of Flowers, but many people will die, and blood will flow in the streets.

Synopsis:

"In Harlan's exciting sequel to "Wasteland of Flint," which imagined a future dominated by a triumphant Japanese-flavored Aztec empire . . . Harlan clearly pays homage to Jack Vance and other classic writers of SF's Golden Age."--"Publishers Weekly."

About the Author

Thomas Harlan is the author of the highly regarded “Oath of Empire” fantasy series, as well as being an internationally-known game designer.  He lives in Salem, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765341143
Author:
Harlan, Thomas
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Aztecs
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Science Fiction/Alien Contact
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
In The Time of The Sixth Sun
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20050613
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6.68 x 4.21 x 1.2 in

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"Synopsis" by , "In Harlan's exciting sequel to "Wasteland of Flint," which imagined a future dominated by a triumphant Japanese-flavored Aztec empire . . . Harlan clearly pays homage to Jack Vance and other classic writers of SF's Golden Age."--"Publishers Weekly."
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