Description - Aztec Revenge by Gary Jennings
Juan is a -mestizo, - of mixed Spanish and Indio heritage, sure to be doomed to a short, violent life begging on the streets. But Juan has a special gift for handling horses and an ability to defend himself at a time when a man's best friends are his horse and his sword. Only El Mestizo, the half-caste son of the conqueror Cortes, knows that the blood of kings flows in the young beggar.After killing a man for beating a horse, Juan becomes a highwayman and horse thief before disguising himself as a wealthy caballero. He is wined and dined by the richest and most powerful people in the colony--who don't realize that some of them had once stared down the barrel of Juan's pistola as he took their gold.Fighting, conniving, and loving in a colorful era of flashing swords and brave hearts, Juan must use all the tricks he learned as a beggar and a bandit to unlock the secret of his own heritage.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 127mm x 23mm)
St. Martin's Press
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Author Biography - Gary Jennings
GARY JENNINGS was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his novels, which often included hazardous travel. He passed away in 1999, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and outlines for new novels. ROBERT GLEASON was Gary Jennings' editor for a number of years. He lives in New York City.JUNIUS PODRUG is an accomplished writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He lives on Cape Cod.