Age of Aztec by James Lovegrove

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Higher on action and violence than Lovegrove's previous books, the novel still manages to portray convincingly the psychology of its two antiheroes and paint a vivid picture of Aztec lore.
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The date is 4 Jaguar 1 Monkey 1 House; November 25th 2012, by the old reckoning. The Aztec Empire rules the world, in the name of Quetzalcoatl - the Feathered Serpent - and his brother gods. The Aztec reign is one of cruel and ruthless oppression, fuelled by regular human sacrifice. In the jungle-infested city of London, one man defies them: the masked vigilante known as the Conquistador. Then the Conquistador is recruited to spearhead an uprising, and discovers the terrible truth about the Aztecs and their gods. The clock is ticking. Apocalypse looms, unless the Conquistador can help assassinate the mysterious, immortal Aztec emperor, the Great Speaker. But his mission is complicated by Mal Vaughn, a police detective who is on his trail, determined to bring him to justice.
 

About James Lovegrove

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James Lovegrove published his first novel at the age of twenty-four and has since written more than 35 books. He has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Manchester Book Award, and his work has been translated into 15 languages. In 2011 became a New York Times bestseller for Age of Odin.
 
Published March 26, 2012 by Solaris 2012-03-27. 512 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Eric Brown on Mar 02 2012

Higher on action and violence than Lovegrove's previous books, the novel still manages to portray convincingly the psychology of its two antiheroes and paint a vivid picture of Aztec lore.

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Sci-Fi Bulletin

Excellent
Reviewed by Paul Simpson

It’s a thoroughly engrossing novel, with well-written chase sequences that feature people about whom we care – we may not always like them, but we’re always invested in them – and some epic battle scenes.

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Mass Movement

Excellent
Reviewed by Martijn on Mar 13 2012

The level of historical research in ‘Age Of Aztec’ is incredible, and it’s rare that you stumble across a writer who can combine that attention to detail with the ability to tell a gripping, riveting story and can, putting it bluntly, actually write. . .

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Falcata Times

Good
Mar 29 2012

For me, James’ Age series is one that not only rode into a new direction but is one that has set the standard for others to follow.

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