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Summary

Graham Hancock, an expert in ancient civilisations and author of the nine million selling Fingerprints of the Gods, and expert too, on the use of hallucinogens to achieve higher states of consciousness, brings these two interests together in the second volume of the War God trilogy.

The conquistador Hernán Cortés is dreaming of Tenochtitlan, the golden city of Aztecs. But in order to win the Aztecs' gold, Cortés and his small force of just 500 men will have to defeat the psychotic emperor Moctezuma and the armies of hundreds of thousands he commands.

Cortés expects that the Tlascalans, hereditary enemies of the Aztecs, will join him, but instead finds himself locked in a deadly struggle. As Cortés risks all against the Tlascalans, he plays mind games with Moctezuma, aiming to defeat the Aztec emperor psychologically before ever having to face him in battle.

In this he is aided by his lover Malinal, a beautiful Mayan princess. It is from Malinal that Cortés learns of the myth of Quetzalcoatl, 'The Plumed Serpent'. She shows him how to exploit the prophecy of the fabled god king's return to weaken Moctezuma's resolve and keep alive the suspicion that the conquistador might actually be Quetzalcoatl himself.

©2016 Graham Hancock (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Captivating and filled with content.

The story takes you to a journey of adventure and fantasy in a grounded and well studied world by the author. You can learn quite a few things if you listen carefully and take the time to research the elements mentioned. Or you can just hop on the ride and let yourself be carried through the story well read by Barnaby.

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Bloody brilliant!

A fantastic second installment of Graham Hancock's War God's. Looking forward to the next book in the series!

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Masterpiece!

Perfect plot set on historical events. Brilliantly read ! Very entertaining AWSOME audio book ! Thank you!

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another fantastic book by Graham Hancock

loved it , can't wait for the third book in the series. Very well narrated by Barnaby Edwards.

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  • Chris Hoffman
  • 26-03-17

Just Fantastic

I literally have not read a better book than this. It helps that I read the preceding book in the trilogy first of course, so that I was up to speed on what was happening at point in the story where this picks up. The sense of danger and adventure, the feeling of world-changing events evolving in front of my eyes (and ears), the horror of a culture that carried out mass human sacrifice, even the horror of the Conquistadors and their feeling of entitlement as they slaughtered the "Indians" in the name of their king and their god.

Graham Hancock is known for his tireless research in the area of nonfiction, now he proves his skill in the areas of story writing and character development. When these elements all combined, I felt as I was living this grand adventure alongside real people and wondering how anybody lived through it. The world would not be the same without the events that are so eloquently portrayed in War God, and the world of literature would not be the same without Graham Hancock. Bravo Graham!

And, what a cliffhanger at the end! I can't wait for the finale! I couldn't believe the book was over so soon- it just flew by! That feeling of: "Oh no. It's over." When the third installment comes out in Audible form, I'm sure I'll listen to the first two again as preparation. Something to look forward to, for sure! I'll be watching for it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-04-17

great narrator good story

I enjoyed the story, and the narration was amazing. top notch in my opinion

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  • Jake
  • 23-08-16

A Must Read Trilogy!

Absolute loved it!
Incredible second book to a fantastic trilogy!
Can't wait for the Third book!

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  • lacey
  • 07-03-18

Cascadian heathen

Graham Hancock brought this historical event to life. I could not stop listening. Narrated perfectly as well.

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  • Yancy
  • 17-01-18

Graham Hancock is the man

this story is freaking awesome anybody who likes a good novel would love this book I love this whole series seriously my favorite novel series that I have ever read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-18

Well done! I loved it

I can't wait for the third book. thank you for an amazing story! Teonanàcatl time!

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  • DariusF
  • 25-12-17

Fantastic!!

loved it and just like the first book I find my self searching to see when the 3rd one will be released. hoping to find out what happens and At the same time not wanting the story to end. also I must say the narration performance was so good the characters were brought to life.

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  • tiamat
  • 01-11-17

Intense

The history of this subject is not pretty so the excessive gore in the book can be forgiven, but sensitive people should stick with Hancock's non fiction. Besides that tho, the story is interesting and the characters well developed.

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  • maccabus
  • 27-10-17

Excellent

History with Fiction, gripping story hard to leave it. Looking forward to book three.

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  • Scott Monson
  • 10-08-17

Tome of Divinely Animated History

Once again this Master of Word and Mystery we call Graham Hancock has left his audience wanting... More.

More of the expertly spun, honey dripping, golden tales of yesteryear, which seem to bring the characters of history to life; as we devour the delicious mind feast he has once again so generously provided.

Thank You.
Giant Hugs💗💗💗