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Montezuma's Daughter

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Narrated in the first person by Thomas Wingfield, an Englishman whose adventures include having his mother murdered, a brush with the Spanish Inquisition, shipwreck, and slavery. Eventually, Thomas unwillingly joins a Spanish expedition to New Spain, and the novel tells the fictionalized story of the first interactions between the natives and European explorers. This includes a number of misunderstandings, prejudice on the part of the Spaniards, and ultimately open war....

Montezuma’s Daughter

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Montezuma’s Daughter - Haggard H.R. Summary

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. First person narration by Thomas Wingfi eld, an Englishman whose adventures include having his mother murdered, a brush with the Spanish Inquisition, shipwreck, and slavery as he searches for the Spanish villian who killed Thomas’ mother. He is relating the story 70 years after it opens in 1578. Thomas’ revenge quest takes him to Mexico becoming involved with Cortez as Thomas sides with the Aztecs..

Dancing with the Tiger

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Dancing with the Tiger - Lili Wright Summary

Taut, acidly witty, menacingly erotic, and often absolutely terrifying: this is a literary thriller of propulsive force that introduces a powerful storyteller. *An Edgar Finalist for Best First Novel *Semifinalist for the 2017 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award It begins when a meth-addicted grave robber unearths the death mask of Montezuma, setting off a violent struggle for its possession. There is the drug lord who employs him, who would kill for that mask. There is the expat American collector, sinister and possibly mad. There is the greatly respected curator, who for a fee will provide provenances for his country’s looted artifacts, and his long-suffering housekeeper, a deeply religious lesbian in a culture of machismo, who despises her patron. And there is the looter himself, who has stolen the mask and is now running for his life. Above all, there is Anna Ramsey, an American with a history of bad choices, who has hidden behind a mask all her adult life. A deeply wounded woman, Anna knows that masks protect and conceal. Anna is a heroine for our times, as she searches for the courage to remove her mask and show her true face..

Red Eve

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Red Eve - H. Rider Haggard Summary

A suspenseful love story set in medieval Europe from the author of the long-running Allan Quatermain series. First serialized in the early 1900s, this historical romance tells the story of the beautiful Eve Clavering, known as “Red Eve” for her many scarlet dresses. Betrothed to the knight Sir Edmund Acour, Eve learns he may be a traitor to the Crown. However, her suspicions are quashed by a love potion administered to her by Acour, and the two are wed. Only Eve’s longtime lover, merchant’s son Hugh de Cressi, can save her from a bleak fate in this gripping novel set during the tumultuous reign of King Edward III..

Moctezuma's Children

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Moctezuma's Children - Donald E. Chipman Summary

Though the Aztec Empire fell to Spain in 1521, three principal heirs of the last emperor, Moctezuma II, survived the conquest and were later acknowledged by the Spanish victors as reyes naturales (natural kings or monarchs) who possessed certain inalienable rights as Indian royalty. For their part, the descendants of Moctezuma II used Spanish law and customs to maintain and enhance their status throughout the colonial period, achieving titles of knighthood and nobility in Mexico and Spain. So respected were they that a Moctezuma descendant by marriage became Viceroy of New Spain (colonial Mexico's highest governmental office) in 1696. This authoritative history follows the fortunes of the principal heirs of Moctezuma II across nearly two centuries. Drawing on extensive research in both Mexican and Spanish archives, Donald E. Chipman shows how daughters Isabel and Mariana and son Pedro and their offspring used lawsuits, strategic marriages, and political maneuvers and alliances to gain pensions, rights of entailment, admission to military orders, and titles of nobility from the Spanish government. Chipman also discusses how the Moctezuma family history illuminates several larger issues in colonial Latin American history, including women's status and opportunities and trans-Atlantic relations between Spain and its New World colonies..

Allan's Wife

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Allan's Wife - H. Rider Haggard Summary

The tale of Allan Quatermain's second wife, Stella, is also a classic fantasy African adventure, complete with magic and ghosts, plus Haggard's trademark gripping narrative style. A fantastic adventure by one of the greatest adventure writers ever!.

Heart of the World

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Heart of the World - Haggard H.R. Summary

Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre. This is an extraordinarily beautiful Indian princess and a white Englishman fall in love but suffer deeply because of their feelings..

War God

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War God - Graham Hancock Summary

A young girl called Tozi stands at the bottom of a pyramid, waiting to be led to the top where her heart will be cut out... Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who serves a sadistic Dominican friar, is aboard the Spanish fleet as it sails towards Mexico... This is the epic story of the clash of two empires, two armies and two gods of war. Five hundred desperate adventurers are about to pit themselves against the most brutal armies of the ancient Americas, armies hundreds of thousands strong. This is a war of gods and men. Dark powers that work behind the scenes of history show their hand as the prophecy of the return of Quetzalcoatl is fulfilled with the arrival of Cortes. The Aztec ruler Moctezuma fights to maintain the demands of the war god Huitzilopochtli for human sacrifice. The Spanish Inquisition is planning an even greater blood-letting. Caught up in the headlong collision between two gods of war are Tozi, Pepillo and the beautiful sex slave Malinal whose hatred of Moctezuma runs so deep she will sell out her own land and people to destroy him..

Montezuma Red

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Montezuma Red - Camille Calhoun Summary

In September 1939, Effie Reinhardt Kohl is like every other seventeen-year-old German youth. She has her circle of friends, her family, her dates, and her enjoyment of all things important to teenage girls. But as Hitlers war machine begins its path of destruction, Effies carefree existence is interrupted as she is quickly escorted into an adulthood she is not prepared to face. Some seventy-two years later, Effie is living in a nursing home when she decides to disclose a long-held secret to a nursing assistant with the hope of finding understanding. As the harsh truth is revealed, Effie retells the events that pulled her kicking and screaming into the cruel grip of Hitlers new Germany. It ultimately transformed her from an innoncent teen to a traitor who harbored Jews and a murderer. Unfortunately, this is a truth her children have never known. As her story slowly surfaces, Effie is left to wonder whether they will understand her motives and find forgiveness, or despise her for her part in the betrayal so many others shunned. In this historical novel, an elderly woman journeys into the past in order to gain understanding and forgiveness for her traitorous role as a German girl thrust into an unimaginable life..

The People of the Mist

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The People of the Mist - H. Rider Haggard Summary

The People of the Mist, an intoxicating mix of adventure, fantasy, and romance, is an underappreciated classic of English literature. Lesser-known among Rider’s works, this novel is perhaps more famous for being the origin of the phrase “Per Ardua ad Astra”—through hardship to the stars—than it is as a story that endures over a century after its publication. Shaken by the loss of his fortune, abandoned by the woman he was to marry, Leonard Outram risks all he has left to search across Africa for all he could hope to gain. On the way, he befriends a young Zulu named Otter, who guides and assists him in a hostile land. Together, the two rescue a young Portuguese woman named Juanna Rodd and her nursemaid, Soa, from slavery. In the face of danger—and Soa’s mistrust—Outram finds love all over again. When the group finally discovers the fabled People of the Mist, it quickly becomes clear that in order to gain what they came in search for—the wealth of a powerful kingdom—they will first have to survive in a land torn apart by conflict between royalty and a reptilian god. From beginning to end, Haggard’s story of escape and survival is sure to keep readers immersed in its world and guaranteed to leave them wanting more. To read H. Rider Haggard’s The People of the Mist is to enter a universe that could only be imagined by one of the greatest adventure writers of all time—at the height of his literary powers, no less. Published in book form in 1894 after being serialized in the weekly magazine Tit-Bits, Haggard’s novel is an epic of high fantasy that sheds light on how the intricacies of empire circulated in the popular imagination of British subjects during the reign of Queen Victoria. For the modern reader, it is both a finely-written tale of action and discovery, and a document of a world that is far from lost. Stories such as Haggard’s serve as reminders that we are never as far as we think from the sins of the past, that these “mysterious” and “exotic” lands of myth and adventure not only existed long before European conquest, but survive to this day in its shadow. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this new edition of H. Rider Haggard’s The People of the Mist is a classic of English literature reimagined for modern readers..

The Virgin of the Sun

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The Virgin of the Sun - H. Rider Haggard Summary

Settle in for a thrill-a-minute journey to the land of the ancient Incans in H. Rider Haggard's novel The Virgin of the Sun. An antique dealer whose life is thrown into disarray by a sudden tragedy sets off for the adventure of a lifetime -- and along the way finds a romance that begins to heal his hardened heart..

Daughter of Dragons

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Daughter of Dragons - Jack Campbell Summary

A new hero emerges to save Dematr from destruction in this sequel to the Pillars of Reality series from the New York Times–bestselling author. For centuries, the Great Guilds conspired to keep Dematr unchanged. The Mechanics Guild kept secret the technology for steam locomotion, rifles, and far-talkers, leaving most people to live in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing—until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised an army to free their world. Kira of Pacta Servanda, Mari and Alain’s daughter, has known since childhood that she would always live in the shadow of her heroic parents. But then the world of Dematr learned that a new kind of ship had left the far-distant world of Urth. The ship would take just ten years to reach Dematr. But for what purpose? Kira is sixteen when the ship from Urth arrives—and she discovers that her world still needed heroes..

A Matter of Class

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A Matter of Class - Mary Balogh Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Mary Balough comes a classic historical tale that sizzles with romance and unforgettable drama. Reginald Masson is wealthy refined and by all accounts, a gentleman. However, he is not a gentleman by birth, a factor that pains him and his father. Bernard Mason, with the Regency society that upholds station love all else. That is, until an opportunity for social advancement arises, namely, Lady Annabelle Ashton. Daughter of the Earl of Havercroft, a neighbor and enemy of the Mason family, Annabelle finds herself disgraced by a scandal, one that has left her branded as damaged goods. Besmirched by shame, the earl is only too happy to marry Annabelle off to anyone willing to have her. Though Bernard wishes to use Annabelle to propel his family up the social ladder, his son does not to marry her, preferring instead to live as the wild, single life he is accustomed to. With this, Bernard serves his son an ultimatum: marry Annabelle, or make do without family funds. Having no choice, Reginald consents and enters into a hostile engagement in which the prospective bride and groom are openly antagonistic, each one resenting the other for their current state of affairs while their respective fathers revel in their suffering. So begins an intoxicating tale rife with dark secrets, deception, and the trials of love-a story in which very little is as it seems..

A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready

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A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready - Bret Harte Summary

"A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready" by Bret Harte. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format..

She and Allan

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She and Allan - H. Rider Haggard Summary

“An imaginative, entertaining adventure story.”-E.F. Bleiler “Enchantment is just what this writer exercised; he fixed pictures in our minds that thirty years have been unable to wear away.”-Graham Green She and Allan is one of H. Rider Haggard’s most exciting novels of adventure and romance. In bringing together two of his most compelling characters, Allan Quatermain, the quirky English Big-Game hunter and explorer, and the seductive and iconic supernatural African Queen Ayesha, or popularly known as “she-who-must-be-obeyed,” Haggard has created one of the most exciting stories in his body of work. When Allan Quatermain seeks out the Zulu witch-doctor Zikali in the south of Africa to determine if he can communicate with the dead, he is instructed to travel to a lost kingdom deep in the interior of Africa. Zikali reveals that the truth of his inquiry will only be revealed if Quatermain delivers a message to a mysterious and supernatural white sorceress who rules over a tribe living in the ruins of an ancient city. Quatermain sets out on a perilous journey through uncharted lands full of cannibals, wild beasts, and treacherous brushes with death. When he finally reaches the rubble of the lost kingdom of Kôr, he is summoned into the presence of the immortal Queen Ayesha, “she-who-must-be-obeyed”, and is requested to lead her army into battle against the dreaded kingdom of Rezu. A spellbinding tale of supernatural fiction, She and Allan is one of the most intriguing and exotic works of early 20th century Fantasy. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of She and Allan is both modern and readable..

Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds

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Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds - Gregory Rodriguez Summary

An unprecedented account of the long-term cultural and political influences that Mexican-Americans will have on the collective character of our nation.In considering the largest immigrant group in American history, Gregory Rodriguez examines the complexities of its heritage and of the racial and cultural synthesis--mestizaje--that has defined the Mexican people since the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century. He persuasively argues that the rapidly expanding Mexican American integration into the mainstream is changing not only how Americans think about race but also how we envision our nation. Brilliantly reasoned, highly thought provoking, and as historically sound as it is anecdotally rich, Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds is a major contribution to the discussion of the cultural and political future of the United States..

All Adventure

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All Adventure - H. Rider Haggard Summary

"Montezuma's Daughter" is a riveting tale of Aztec adventure featuring the supernatural. "The Virgin of the Sun" is another South American fantasy set in 14th Century Peru, when a shipwrecked sailor became the legendary white god of the Aztecs. This heirloom edition is part of The Essential Adventure Library, an entertaining collection of hard-to-find adventure stories. Visit www.EssentialLibrary.com to see all the titles in this series..

Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds

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Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds - Gregory Rodriguez Summary

An unprecedented account of the long-term cultural and political influences that Mexican-Americans will have on the collective character of our nation.In considering the largest immigrant group in American history, Gregory Rodriguez examines the complexities of its heritage and of the racial and cultural synthesis--mestizaje--that has defined the Mexican people since the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century. He persuasively argues that the rapidly expanding Mexican American integration into the mainstream is changing not only how Americans think about race but also how we envision our nation. Brilliantly reasoned, highly thought provoking, and as historically sound as it is anecdotally rich, Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds is a major contribution to the discussion of the cultural and political future of the United States..

40+ Adventure Novels & Stories in One Premium Edition: King Solomon's Mines, Ayesha, Child of Storm, The Treasure of the Lake, She, The Wizard, Heart of the World, Maiwa's Revenge, The Yellow God…

40+ Adventure Novels & Stories in One Premium Edition: King Solomon's Mines, Ayesha, Child of Storm, The Treasure of the Lake, She, The Wizard, Heart of the World, Maiwa's Revenge, The Yellow God… Pdf/ePub eBook 40+ Adventure Novels & Stories in One Premium Edition: King Solomon's Mines, Ayesha, Child of Storm, The Treasure of the Lake, She, The Wizard, Heart of the World, Maiwa's Revenge, The Yellow God… Pdf ebook download. Total Downloads: 821 | Ebook Reads: 821 | File: 40+ Adventure Novels & Stories in One Premium Edition: King Solomon's Mines, Ayesha, Child of Storm, The Treasure of the Lake, She, The Wizard, Heart of the World, Maiwa's Revenge, The Yellow God….pdf/epub | ISBN: 8026851978

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40+ Adventure Novels & Stories in One Premium Edition: King Solomon's Mines, Ayesha, Child of Storm, The Treasure of the Lake, She, The Wizard, Heart of the World, Maiwa's Revenge, The Yellow God… - Henry Rider Haggard Summary

This carefully crafted ebook: "40+ Adventure Novels & Stories in One Premium Edition: King Solomon's Mines, Ayesha, Child of Storm, The Treasure of the Lake, She, The Wizard, Heart of the World, Maiwa's Revenge, The Yellow God…" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English writer of adventure novels and dark fantasy stories set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. Table of Contents: Dawn The Witch's Head King Solomon's Mines She: A History of Adventure Allan Quatermain Jess Maiwa's Revenge Colonel Quaritch, V.C. Cleopatra Eric Brighteyes Nada the Lily Montezuma's Daughter Heart of the World The Wizard Swallow Ayesha Benita: An African Romance The Yellow God The Lady of Blossholme Morning Star Queen Sheba's Ring Marie Child of Storm The Wanderer's Necklace The Holy Flower The Ivory Child Finished Moon of Israel When the World Shook Ancient Allan The Treasure of the Lake Allan and the Ice-gods Elissa Allan's Wife Hunter Quatermain's Story A Tale of Three Lions Long Odds Black Heart and White Heart: A Zulu Idyll Magepa the Buck Smith and the Pharaohs The Blue Curtains Little Flower Only a Dream Barbara Who Came Back.

Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican: A Historical, Geographical, Political, Statistical and Social Account of That Country From the Period of the Invasion by the Spaniards to the Present Time With a View of the Ancient Aztec Empire and Civilization, A Historical Sketch of the Late War and Notices of New Mexico and California (Complete)

Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican: A Historical, Geographical, Political, Statistical and Social Account of That Country From the Period of the Invasion by the Spaniards to the Present Time With a View of the Ancient Aztec Empire and Civilization, A Historical Sketch of the Late War and Notices of New Mexico and California (Complete) Pdf/ePub eBook Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican: A Historical, Geographical, Political, Statistical and Social Account of That Country From the Period of the Invasion by the Spaniards to the Present Time With a View of the Ancient Aztec Empire and Civilization, A Historical Sketch of the Late War and Notices of New Mexico and California (Complete) Pdf ebook download. Total Downloads: 1005 | Ebook Reads: 1005 | File: Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican: A Historical, Geographical, Political, Statistical and Social Account of That Country From the Period of the Invasion by the Spaniards to the Present Time With a View of the Ancient Aztec Empire and Civilization, A Historical Sketch of the Late War and Notices of New Mexico and California (Complete).pdf/epub | ISBN: 1465507825

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Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican: A Historical, Geographical, Political, Statistical and Social Account of That Country From the Period of the Invasion by the Spaniards to the Present Time With a View of the Ancient Aztec Empire and Civilization, A Historical Sketch of the Late War and Notices of New Mexico and California (Complete) - Brantz Mayer Summary

The people of the United States have always felt a deep interest in the history and destiny of Mexico. It was not only the commercial spirit of our citizens that awakened this sentiment. In former times, when the exclusive policy of Spain closed the door of intercourse with her American colonies, the ancient history of Peru and Mexico attracted the curiosity of our students. They were eager to solve the enigma of a strange civilization which had originated in the central portions of our continent in isolated independence of all the world. They desired, moreover, to know something of those enchanted regions, which, like the fabled garden of the Hesperides, were watched and warded with such jealous vigilance; and they craved to behold those marvelous mines whose boundless wealth was poured into the lap of Spain. The valuable work of Baron Humboldt, published in the early part of this century, stimulated this natural curiosity; and, when the revolutionary spirit of Europe penetrated our continent, and the masses rose to cast off colonial bondage, we hailed with joy every effort of the patriots who fought so bravely in the war of liberation. Bound to Mexico by geographical ties, though without a common language or lineage, we were the first to welcome her and the new American Sovereignties into the brotherhood of nations, and to fortify our continental alliance by embassies and treaties. After more than twenty years of peaceful intercourse, the war of 1846 broke out between Mexico and our Union. Thousands, of all classes, professions and occupations,—educated and uneducated—observers and idlers,—poured into the territory of the invaded republic. In the course of the conflict these sturdy adventurers traversed the central and northern regions of Mexico, scoured her coasts, possessed themselves for many months of her beautiful Capital, and although they returned to their homes worn with the toils of war, none have ceased to remember the delicious land, amid whose sunny valleys and majestic mountains they had learned, at least, to admire the sublimity of nature. The returned warriors did not fail to report around their firesides the marvels they witnessed during their campaigns, and numerousworks have been written to sketch the story of individual adventure, or to portray the most interesting physical features of various sections of the republic. Thus by war and literature, by ancient curiosity and political sympathy, by geographical position and commercial interest, Mexico has become perhaps the most interesting portion of the world to our countrymen at the present moment. And I have been led to believe that the American people would not receive unfavorably a work designed to describe the entire country, to develop its resources and condition, and to sketch impartially its history from the conquest to the present day..