Sangre azteca (Los misterios aztecas 2)

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Moctezuma, emperador de los aztecas, gobierna todo el mundo conocido.

Moctezuma, emperador de los aztecas, gobierna todo el mundo conocido. Diariamente llegan a la ciudad porteadores con tributos para el imperio, mientras miles de sus fieros guerreros imponen la voluntad del emperador. Oro, plata, algodón, joyas cambian de dueño en los mercados. Los templos se nutren de la sangre de sacrificios humanos.

Pero Moctezuma está preocupado: misteriosos extranjeros han aparecido en el este del reino. ¿Son hombres o dioses? Los rumores y las visiones atormentan sus sueños. Los magos encargados de guiarlo solo le dan respuestas enigmáticas, y él sabe que no puede fiarse de sus consejeros, sobre todo del ambicioso e inescrupuloso ministro de justicia, Tlilpotonqui, que considera que él debe ser el próximo emperador.

Yaotl, ex alcohólico y ex sacerdote, es el esclavo de Tlilpotonqui, y también está preocupado. Los dioses y su amo están indignados porque el sacrificio ritual que debía oficiar sale mal, pues el pobre diablo que iba a ser sacrificado huye y se suicida. Pero antes pronuncia una siniestra profecía.

Ahora, los magos han desaparecido. Y el emperador cree que ambos sucesos están relacionados. Encarga a Yaotl encontrarlos, bajo la amenaza de que si fracasa merecerá la pena de muerte. Yaotl no tardará en descubrir que su desaparición está ligada a un siniestro plan que incluye secuestros, asesinatos y traiciones en el seno de la sociedad azteca. Ahora se encuentra solo para enfrentarse al peligro que amenaza su mundo.

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About the author

Simon Levack ejerció como abogado y ahora trabaja para el Consejo Jurídico en Inglaterra. Vive en Londres, con su esposa e hijo. Sangre azteca, el primero de la serie «Los misterios aztecas», ubicada en el México del imperio de Moctezuma, ganó el CWA Debut Dagger Award en el año 2000. La sombra de los dioses es la segunda novela de esta serie.

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Publisher
DEBOLS!LLO
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Published on
Dec 11, 2014
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Pages
428
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ISBN
9788490626146
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Language
Spanish
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Historical
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"Hooked me in five pages. The main character is fascinatingly complex and unusual."
---Conn Iggulden, author of The Field of Swords

Mexico, 1517.

Emperor Montezuma rules the known world. Daily canoes and trains of sweating bearers carry tribute to his island capital, Mexico-Tenochtitlán, while squadrons of ruthless warriors enforce his will. Gold, silver, cotton, jewels, and precious feathers change hands in his markets. The temples run with the blood of human sacrifices.

All seems well, but Montezuma is troubled. Mysterious strangers have appeared in the East. Are they men or gods? Visions and rumors disturb his dreams. The soothsayers he turns to for guidance give him only enigmatic answers, and he knows he cannot trust his advisers---especially his chief minister, the unscrupulous Lord Feathered in Black.

Yaotl, the chief minister's slave, is troubled, too. He was ordered to escort a sacrificial victim up the steps of the Great Pyramid, but the victim ran amok, uttering a bizarre and sinister prophecy and leaping to his death before the War-God's priests could cut out his heart. Then Yaotl learns that the emperor's soothsayers have vanished.

The emperor senses a connection between these two events and orders Yaotl to find it---on pain of death if he fails. But it soon becomes clear that whatever the connection is, Yaotl's own master will stop at nothing---including murder---to keep it secret.

To get to the truth will take all Yaotl's wits and will to survive. It will lead him into confrontations with the peril destined to overwhelm the whole Aztec world and with a monster from his own past - and into the hands of a sadistic killer.

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