by: Austin Briggs
publisher: Helvetic House, published: 2011-07-25
sales rank: 101867
In the days before the Conquistadors, Angry Wasp is fighting to keep his family and his small Aztec nation alive.
Slavers have kidnapped his daughter. His wife has turned to powerful sorcery. His people have challenged Montezuma’s dominance and now face extinction. And the Spaniards have begun their march inland.
Now Wasp must rely on his military prowess, wit and even dark magic to regain his family and protect the independence of his nation, as he begins a desperate journey that will forever change the fate of the Aztec people.
FIVE DANCES WITH DEATH is a rare and compelling tale conjured from the magical realm of the Aztec Empire. Brilliantly researched, and a page-turner as good as any, Austin Briggs has proved himself to be a worthy master of the writer’s craft. I recommend this book highly, and regard it as a great achievement of historical fiction.
Tahir Shah, Author of The Caliph’s House, etc.
“An amazing story of a leader who faces incredible trials while trying to keep his people safe.”
Reader Views “Reviews, by readers, for readers”
A fresh and welcome change. Fluent, warm, and engaging writing… draws the reader into Wasp’s heart from the moment the story opens.
William Greenleaf, author of The Tartarus Incident and The Pandora Stone.
The writing is good and the story is fun… An amazing imagination. This book truly is excellent.
Arnold Friedman, Editor.