posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 08:22 AM
Some may have read Graham Hancock's most famous book "fingerprints of the gods"about ancient long lost civilisations and their knowledge.I have just
read his latest book-Its a novel(1st of a trilogy)about the Spanish conquest of Mexico,from the point of view of both sides,the Spanish Conquistadores
led by Hernan Cortes,and the natives of Mexico(Mayans,Aztecs).
This is a great read,and well researched by Hancock,with a diverse cast of characters and lots of religious mysticism added to the mix.
For anyone who read the OP in this thread,you will notice my second reccomendation was the almighty "Aztec" by Gary Jennings.Hancocks take on the same
story is excellent,although I have to say it didn't have the same effect on me as Jennings masterwork-No waking up screaming in a cold sweat after
dreaming I was being ritually skinned alive by Aztec priests!
But that's not a bad thing.
Anyway,for folks interested in this period of history,"War God,Nights of the Witch"is one heck of a good read IMO.Its interesting to see the story
unfold from characters on boths sides,which seems to really add to the futility of the blood spilt by both sides-Both for their god,both brutal,both
There is a scene which really sums this up-A monk of the inquisition is burning villagers to death because they were doing human sacrifice and
worshiping idols-the remaining villagers have no concept of christianity,so they believe that the Spanish are simply sacrificing their people to this
new god of Spain...As for the Inquisitor himself-Hancock may have just created one of the most loathesome,evil characters I have ever read.Read the
book to find out more!
The second book of the trilogy is out in October this year BTW.
edit on 23/7/2014 by Silcone Synapse because: sp