Aztec Autumn (Aztec, Book 2) by Gary Jennings

By Gary Jennings

The really good Aztec empire has fallen underneath the brutal heal of the Spaniards. yet one proud Aztec, Tenamaxtli, refuses to bow to his despised conquerors. He goals of restoring the misplaced glory of the Aztec empire, and recruits a military of rebels to mount an insurrection opposed to the probably invincible strength of amazing Spain.
Tenamaxtli's brave quest takes us via excessive event, passionate girls, not going allies, vibrant desire, sour tragedy, and the essence of sixteenth century Mexico. This great uprising has been little remembered, maybe since it shed no glory at the males who may write the background ebook, yet on its consequence depended the way forward for all North the United States. Aztec Autumn recreates this forgotten bankruptcy of historical past in all its attractiveness and unforgettable ardour.

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Not only was he forgiven for having flogged the inspector, but he was promoted to deputy magistrate of Xiami and made judicial officer of Gaotang. Gongsun Zan added his praise of Xuande's former service; on his recommendation Xuande was made an auxiliary corps commanding officer and assigned to Pingyuan county as magistrate. At Pingyuan, Xuande had considerable resources and manpower at his disposal and was able to reestablish the atmosphere of former days. Liu Yu, for his great service in quelling the bandits, was made grand commandant.

Sand a n d stone lay still. Seeing his craft u n d o n e , Bao retreated quickly, b u t L o r d G u a n came forth o n his left a n d Z h a n g Fei o n his right, while X u a n d e a n d Z h u j u n raced u p b e h i n d . Between these converging forces t h e rebels were crushed. X u a n d e spotted Bao's "General of the Earth" b a n n e r some distance away a n d gave chase. Bao r o d e frantically for the brush, b u t X u a n d e shot an arrow t h r o u g h his left arm. T h e w o u n d e d rebel sought shelter in t h e city of Yang, to which Z h u j u n at o n c e lay siege.

Forever and ever he's won the name Of a man of iron will. Thereafter a r m e d guards constantly a t t e n d e d D o n g Z h u o . At this time Yuan Shao was governor of Bohai. I n f o r m e d of D o n g Z h u o ' s abuses, h e wrote secretly to Minister of the Interior Wang Yun: This traitor wronged Heaven itself when he dethroned the Emperor, more than one can bear to say. Yet you have indulged his outrageous conduct as if you have heard nothing. Does this befit a subject who owes the dynasty his utmost loyalty?

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