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The Sun, He Dies: A Novel about the End of the Aztec World

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Hardcover, 332 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Replica Books (first published 1980)
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Jaime Contreras
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
The author, Jamake Highwater is a Native American. He tells the tale of the deceit, betrayal and disregard that made the conquest and slaughter of the Aztecs possible. This book is filled with stark, brutal and intense scenes that Mr. Highwater decsribes. He does a superb job in telling of the nobility and suoerstitious nature of the Aztcs and how this was manipulated by the Spanish. One of the best parts of the book is the telling of "La Noche Triste", where the Spaniards were nearly slaughtere ...more
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Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
This is kind of like a summary version of Gary Jenning's Aztec. It does a good job of showing the mindset of the last of the Aztecs (although there are many factual errors, such as double-numbering calendar days). If you like this book, you will love Aztec--kind of like those old perfume clones.
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Jamake Highwater is the author of a number of books for children, including The Ceremony of Innocence, a 1985 ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and I Wear the Morning Star, a 1988 IRA Young Adult Choice. Mr. Highwater lives in Hampton, CT.
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