Aztec Blood - Aztec Author:Gary Jennings In this colorful and exciting era of swords and cloaks, upheaval and revolution, a young beggar boy, in whose blood runs that of both Spanish and Aztec royalty must claim his birthright. From the torrid streets of the City of the Dead along the Veracruz Coast to the ageless glory of Seville in Old Spain, Cristo the Bastardo connives fights, and... more » loves as he seeks the truth—without knowing that he will be the founder of a proud new people.
As we follow the loves and adventures of Cristo and experience the colorful splendor and barbarism of the era, a vanished culture is brought back to life in all its magnificence.« less
Third in the quartet of the Aztec saga, this novel continues the generational story of the once-proud Aztec line. The reader can feel the lack of Jennings' own hand in this one; the story does not hang together as tightly and is a bit more farreaching and far fetched. However, the saga's subject matter is so good and so interesting that the book is highly readable nonetheless.