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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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Amazing work. first book had me hooked

Love these series by Graham. this review must be 15 words. loved it. great. fitting for now and the next purge of our civilization is underway

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Excellent Book - Can hardly wait for more!

I loved this book and found that it kept me engaged the entire time. It made many long drives more enjoyable. Thanks #Audible1

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  • Chris Hoffman
  • 2017-03-26

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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  • 2017-04-25

great narrator good story

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

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2016-08-23

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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  • Nicole Cole
  • 2019-09-05

Time Travel 😀

I wept when the young lad defeated his bully. I sweated through each battle. Graham and Barnaby are masterful Duo.

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  • JohnnyBass2420
  • 2019-08-05

A Great Listen! Gripping, hard to turn off.

It's Unbelievable, amazing, cruel, & funny! Graham Hancock is the best!! I can't believe this actually happened 500 years ago

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  • SCOTT J.
  • 2019-06-27

love this

what a wonderfully written and preformed book.

can't recommend this series more. two down 1 to go.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-06-10

It was a little slow, but still good

There were a few chapters that were really repetitive and there was a lot of talking without any point, but things eventually came together.

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  • Emily Benson
  • 2019-04-29

An exquisite adventure

Another masterwork from Graham Hancock. Stupendously written, beautifully narrated, worth listening to over and over again!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-06-06

A quick summary

"Cortez and his invincible army progress towards the aztec capital committing warcrimes the whole way there and desimating anything in their way". I understand that historical relevance of what actually happened but this book actually become quite boring once you see the Spaniards absolutely destroy anything that comes into their path over and over. There's no element of danger to any of the Conquistador characters and because of this their chapters become quite dull.

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  • jcporter1
  • 2022-03-27

like a harry Potter for grown ups

loving this!
the layers of history
the depth of detail
the epic story
the battles of gods