Here is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. It is a story told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction. His name is Mixtli-Dark Cloud. Rising above his lowly station, Mixtli's long and tumultuous life takes us on epic journeys through lands and among peoples little known at the time, sharing adventures hazardous, suspenseful, harrowing, and even comic. Mixtli's insatiable thirst for challenge and far horizons reveals the very heart of Aztec civilization from the feather-banner splendor of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan to the arrival of Hernan Cortés and his conquistadores, and their destruction of the Aztec empire. The story of Mixtli is the story of the Aztecs themselves - a compelling, epic tale of heroic dignity and a colossal civilization’s rise and fall.
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