Night Of Sorrows

Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444788434
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Cortés and his small army of Conquistadors enter Tenochtitlan, the island city of the Aztecs, as guests of the psychotic emperor Moctezuma who plans to trap them there and kill them all. In a stunning coup, Cortés acts first, taking the emperor hostage and ruling the Aztecs through him. All of Mexico seems about to fall into his hands until a report comes from the coast of the arrival of a new force of Spaniards with more than three times his numbers, sent not to strengthen him but to attack him and wrest the conquest from him. Faced with the choice of abject surrender or war with fellow Spaniards Cortés chooses war and marches out to do battle but, in so doing he fatally weakens his garrison in Tenochtitlan and throws open the doors of Hell.

Night Of Sorrows A Novel

Author: Frances Sherwood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393340945
Size: 75.79 MB
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A tale of love and conquest, "full of page-turning situations...worthy of a García Lorca drama" (San Francisco Chronicle). A historical novel about the conquistador Cortés and the Aztec princess Malintzín, by a "stunning" (New York Times Book Review) writer. Night of Sorrows plunges readers into the conflicting New Worlds of the mysterious Malintzín, born as an Aztec princess and sold as a slave, and her dashing and ruthless lover-master, conquistador Hernán Cortés. As they march through the Empire of the Sun to the shimmering island metropolis, Tenochtítlan (Mexico City), Cortés advances his cause by winning friends through Machiavellian conniving and confronting enemies in merciless battle. We witness the volatile dynamics and multifarious intrigues of the commander and his temperamental compadres, and weather the heartbreaking inner odyssey of Malintzín. Set at the twilight of the Aztec empire—April 1519 through the night of sorrows, la noche triste, June 30, 1520—Night of Sorrows explores the nature of slavery and imperialism, prostitution, friendship, feminine identity, and the macho ideal. Combining historical and fictional characters, Frances Sherwood's new novel is the story of a spectacular clash of traditions, imbued with her characteristic humor and bringing to life the colors, smells, and sounds of Mexico. Reading group guide included.

Nights In Capernaum

Author: Bruce Peltzer
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1452071268
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Imagine going to sleep and waking up in a dream. In your dream you are meeting people from the past and the future, from all over the world. They have arrived the same way you have. Imagine you find yourself in the presence of Jesus Christ. Imagine being there to hear the teachings of the Lord. Imagine being there for the crucifixion. Imagine each night you dream it is the continuation of the same dream, as if you are in someone else’s movie. Imagine the dreams hold great danger for you. Imagine what would happen if you gazed into the eyes of the Lord. Imagine each time you wake up no one believes you, no one believes you. What do you do, who do you tell? Imagine.

Cautionary Tales Of War And Conflicts

Author: John Bosco
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The terrible cost of war and the brutalizing effect of conflict on humanity are explored in this passionate story of refugees fleeing from their homes, as civil war rages around them. This title is by an author who himself had to leave Uganda due to the political situaton in his home country.