This was the first Gary Jennings book I ever read–and I was hooked forever! Al finalizar una lectura de ese estilo, no debemos guardar el libro y dejar que el Y es que la novela no solo trata sobre los últimos años del mundo Azteca. Sangre Azteca has ratings and 56 reviews. El tercer libro de la serie de Gary Jennings, perdió fuerza histórica (por decirlo de alguna manera) y se hizo. Results 1 – 30 of Azteca by Gary Jennings and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at
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Oh, jenninfs, certainly not on the enjoyment factor, i like me the box o’ chocolates, but in the implausibility of this no name individual Head Nodder, Mixtli, whatever he is going by in that chapter in his life, being so important in so many pieces of history, and all these gigantic events happening around him, just like Forrest.
If you like a soft story where brutal or sexual things are only implied and everyone has a happy ending, this one is not for you. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to ejnnings.
Aztec is jennihgs compelling story, unusual in that it is told from the point of view of one of the vanquished, rather than by the conquerors. I don’t know how it made it to the best seller list, because it was boring, bloody, and a burden to read.
Even the people that were killed were seen as being given an honorable death and position in the afterlife. Per the official website of his estate, Gary Jennings wasn’t able to afford the life in New York after deciding to focus on gsry writing. Lora Jones rated it it was ok May 03, Steven Tone rated it it was ok Mar 23, Where it falte The book is captivating, it’s written well it really is, and it’s that writing that gets you through this long narrative.
Danijel rated it it was ok Jul 11, Hardcoverpages. Except, it’s just about all bad things squeamish folks, stop reading now. En esta colorida y apasionante epoca, en medio de tumultos y rebeliones, un joven mendigo mestizo, por cuyas venas corre la sangre de la realeza espanola y azteca, debe develar el secreto mortal que esconde su linaje paterno y reclamar los derechos que corresponden por nacimiento. The dedication of the great pyramid, its stair troughs awash with blood, the mouths of the statuary azfeca with human hearts, is not even the most horrifying of those depictions.
Jennnigs heart was the plaza of Tenochtitlan; its pulse was a cycle marked by the passage of the sun across the sky, the passage of months from spring planting to spring planting, the passage of 52 years in the cycle of life when the solar and divine calendars coincided, and with proper caution, ritual, humility and appeasement, the destruction of the world would once again be staved off and the new cycle of 52 years would begin.
Really great premise really great intro. The book is honest and brave in diving straight into the deepest temptations and jennjngs we humans face. Show only see all Show only. I’m surprised to see that other readers gave his follow up books to this slightly higher ratings; for me, Aztec was much more engaging than Aztec Autumn and Aztec Blood although I have yet to read Aztec Rage.
Despite the fixation most people have on the human sacrifices which, I mean, is obviously understandable these people had a beauty and nobility to their culture as well as a complicated and long-developed tradition in law, custom, warfare, religion and all that stuff. For example being drunk on the street meant death by stoning.
Sangre Azteca by Gary Jennings (2 star ratings)
Jennings deals us an engaging story that’s so descriptive that you can put the book away and half-expect to be IN that world; he draws you in as an observer, and you don’t feel safe in that world.
I do jenningx it, though, to lover’s of historical fiction. I can honestly say I was more horrified by the Spaniards melting down the gold works of art to make it into ingots and razing Tenochtitlan to the ground than I was by any preceding grisly ceremony of human sacrifice.
Azteda in search results. Jenninge rated it it was ok Apr 09, Gary Jennings must have had this in mind when creating the character of Mixtli. However, the drama is top notch and there are times when you must stop reading because you are overwhelmed by the spectacle of the story. And I don’t understand why people don’t comment on it more in their reviews. And by the way the Aztecs weren’t the ancient Greeks or Romans!
Nov 14, Noah Coad azetca it it was amazing Shelves: What color in a book cover attracts you the most?
Captioned slides of artwork and sculpture http: There is a stupendous, relentless level of violence and gore: So this is the accounts of an Aztec’s life by that Aztec to the Spaniards.
It is a story told in the words of one of the most “robust” and memorable characters in modern fiction. Save azteca gary jennings to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Fans of Detailed, Epic, Historical Fiction.
When his incest-inclined sister dies and her death still haunts my nightmaresMixtli finds a lover. We have to deal with incest between the main character and his sister 15 and 13 years oldthen a princess raping men, then raping a woman. Did you ever wish that Boogie Nights was a book set in the time of the fall of the Aztec empire? To ask other readers questions about Sangre Aztecaplease sign up.
Throughout the novel, Mixtli criticizes not only Christianitybut also the Spaniards’ hypocrisy in espousing Christianity while simultaneously engaging in acts of great violence and degradation toward the native Mexicans. This brings me to the three grudges that I have with this novel. Mar 04, Szplug rated it really liked it. Aug 06, Casey rated it it was amazing. Other books in the series. Aztec by Gary Jennings 1 25 Dec 30, It’s not really something I would have thought you’d need to be specific about, but kids are so “creative” these days.
His novels were international best sellers, praised around the world for their stylish prose, lively wit and adventurously bawdy spirit. When you finish this book, you’ll feel you’ve lived in the Aztec world, and experienced its heartbreaking downfall.
Refine more Format Format. Cuilcuilco, one of the areas Mixtli visits in his travels http: Its life was governed, however brutal or unfair, by codes of behavior and ritual that promised stability and continuity. Also, she had the Addams Family theme song as her ring tone.