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hernando Cortez

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Margaret
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Postby Margaret » Fri May 28th, 2010, 3:55 pm

Novels about Cortez and the Conquest dominate the Latin America page at HistoricalNovels.info. There are several about La Malinche, the native woman who was Cortez's translator and mistress, and quite a few that give the native perspective of the Conquest. The only one I've read, though, was Gary Jennings' Aztec, which I didn't care for (as a novelist, Jennings is really into aberrant sexual behavior, and not in a happy-go-lucky way, though Aztec is a bit milder in this regard than some of his other novels, if I recall correctly).

There's a mystery series featuring an Aztec scribe in pre-Conquest times; I read the first in the series, and rather enjoyed it.
Browse over 5000 historical novel listings (probably well over 5000 by now, but I haven't re-counted lately) and over 700 reviews at www.HistoricalNovels.info

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Postby annis » Sat June 5th, 2010, 11:04 pm

Just came across another one- "Children of the Sun: the Fall of the Aztecs" (2009), by Elizabeth Manson Bahr.


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