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War God: Nights of the Witch by [Hancock, Graham]
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The epic story of the Spanish conquests of Mexico.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1945 KB
  • Print Length: 545 pages
  • Publisher: Coronet (30 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BMUVW2W
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 172 customer reviews
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Thankfully, the reviews herein are reflective of the novel - hence why I purchased it (and the second, waiting eagerly for the third!)

Graham Hancock’s epic novelisation of the Spanish invasion and conquest of Mexico is a masterwork in all respects: it melds historical factuality and levelled appraisals of its real personalities with an enveloping fictional narrative, bolstered by an informed nod to the supernatural, which is never to the deficit of the non-fictional event sequence, though minor tweaks are made and referred to in the afterword.

The historical setting of the story is half a millennia ago, when a cavalier captain, Hernán Cortés, set off to the ‘New Lands’ of South America from recently Spanish-conquered Cuba, against the will of his Governor. Cortés is driven by fame and fortune in this life and the next. He has a close communion with his patron saint and sees the attempt to conquer newer lands as destined to succeed for it is deigned by, and in the name of, God.

The empire dominating the New Lands are known to us as the Aztecs, to themselves the Mexica: a grand and ghastly, proud and excessive empire—as all tend—which exerts its power well beyond its own borders, extracting tribute from many other much weaker peoples. The leader of the Mexica, its ‘Great Speaker’, is Moctezuma, essentially a king whose privilege it is to commune with the War God, Hummingbird, and who commands total respect and subservience from his subjects.

The Spanish are set on finding the fabled city of gold in Tenochtitlan, modern-day Mexico City.
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Good book, too bad the front cover was destroyed when i got it..
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I was stunned by this book in many ways.

The author described the scenes so vividly that I sometimes felt like I was present.

The fact that it's a novel based on real historical events made it even more thrilling. I learned something about Cortez and his companions :)

The psychedelic aspect of War God, to me, was the topping of the whole package. It gave the book a mystical dimension that I loved.

It simply was one of the best books I have read in many years. I will definately recommend it to my friends and family.
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By Sussman TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Nov. 2014
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1519 and the Aztec Empire is at its zenith, their Empire is perhaps the most powerful in the America's, their `age' is dominated by human sacrifices. Although human sacrifice is practised throughout Mesoamerica, the Aztecs for their part took to this bloodthirsty practice to new levels of religious zeal. The architecture of the Aztec Empire is truly impressive, as can be seen by the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan. For the Aztecs their decadence saw no bounds, as they seemed to have conquered all in their wake.
When the Spanish appear on the scene, almost by magic, they appear in their fleet of strange looking sea faring vessels and land on the coast and begin their headlong journey into the Aztec hinterland. You get a feel for the way in which these, Europeans who are almost alien peoples to the Aztecs, sweep away all that oppose them. Cortés and the rest of his Spanish invaders wield carnage and inflect defeat after defeat on the Aztecs, as they destroy in a few months an Empire that had been around for nearly one hundred years. For me, Mr Hancock artfully recreates the biggest clash of civilizations, revealing aspects that only a scholar in the field would have the knowledge to put together, couple this with his skill as a great story teller. Then throw into the mix the `characters on the ground', minor players in the history of the time. However, in this weighty novel - they are main stay of the book- Tozi, Pepillo and the slave Malinal; these characters are the main ingredient in this historical fiction. They are brilliantly constructed characterizations and they bring this book to life, as they are caught in the events of the time and place.

This has been my first reading, and certainly will not my last, of a book written by Graham Hancock, War God is real sizzler of summer read. I am somewhat impatient to read his next novel and hope it is out soon.
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Format: Hardcover
I don't think I've ever read such a massive book so fast but I really couldn't put this one down. I'm a big fan of Graham's non-fiction work and I didn't know what to expect about this one but it certainly exceeded expectations!

The characters are all very well developed and you get caught up in all of their stories, though I think Tozi is probably the real hero of the book. It also taught me a lot about the events surrounding the Spanish conquest of Mexico, which I didn't know much about before. War God has inspired me to research this fascinating period of history.

Well done Mr. Hancock!
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By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Aug. 2013
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How came the vast empire of Mexica so abruptly to collapse, invaded by Cortes and a few Spanish soldiers? We join Emperor Moctezuma at the top of his great pyramid, he the proud ruler of all he surveys. That very day (18th February, 1519) his downfall will begin....

This is an ambitious novel, over 250 pages devoted to the next twenty four hours alone. The book itself runs to 500+ pages of small print, and is but the first of a trilogy.

Historical facts and characters have been thoroughly researched, scholarship evident throughout. Here, though, is a fantasy incorporating visions, superstitions, much magic, interventions On High from Hummingbird, the Mexica War God, and St. Peter (the latter considerably more warlike than many might expect).

It perhaps all sounds rather daunting, but the telling is brisk and involving, exciting cliffhangers a speciality. With so much so bloody, this is not a work for the squeamish - human sacrifices and battles described at length, some may claim with disconcerting relish. (Apparently thighs of human victims went down most agreeably with chillies and beans.)

Particularly appealing are the largely invented younger ones caught up in it all: the beautiful slave Malinal; Cortes' little scribe Pepillo and his friend Melchior; most of all, fourteen year old Tozi, she a witch with ever-increasing awesome powers. Especially chilling is perverted Friar Munoz of the Inquisition, unspeakable atrocities perpetrated in God's name (approved of by St. Peter, we are led to believe).

A demanding read, the scale of it all somewhat overwhelming. Recommended to those interested in the period and who welcome a challenge. Some will find, though, it leaves a nasty taste in the mouth, neither side emerging with credit. The Mexica Empire is diabolically so cruel, the Spanish invaders with doubtful motives - religion their excuse, but gold the reason.
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