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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 wayby 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.
Aztec is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction, Mixtli-Dark Cloud, Aztec reveals the very depths of Aztec civilization from the peak and feather-banner splendor of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan to the arrival of Hernán Cortás and his conquistadores, and their destruction of the Aztec empire. The story of Mixtli is the story of the Aztecs themselves---a compelling, epic tale of heroic dignity and a colossal civilization's rise and fall.
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.
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 Jedsone existing at the height of the ancient Maya civilization in AD 664, and another in the present whofor an unusual but compelling reasonis about to bring about the destruction of humanity. And only one self can win the game
With illustrations by the author
About the Author
Gary Jennings was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his books, which often included hazardous travel—exploring every corner of Mexico for his Aztec novels, retracing the numerous wanderings of Marco Polo for The Journeyers, joining nine different circuses for Spangle, and roaming the Balkans for Raptor. Born in Buena Vista, Virginia in 1928, Jennings passed away in 1999 in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and outlines for new novels.