Humorous historical ‘faction’ in diary format. Montezuma – last Emperor of the Aztecs – lived in a palace and was deemed so holy that he never put his feet on the ground!
His soothsayer or priest was naturally with him every day – from his worship to the Sun God, to his death at the hands of his own people following their defeat by Cortes and the Spaniards. His diary reveals the truth about a powerful emperor and a once mighty empire.
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'THE LOST DIARY OF MONTEZUMA'S SOOTHSAYER' Clive Dickinson
Aztec Nightmares, Guessalotl Fortells All
Newly discovered diaries reveal that when Cortes and the Spaniards arrived to conquer the Aztecs, one person had seen it all before! Guessalotl – soothsayer and closest adviser to the Aztec emperor, Montezuma – had nightmares fortelling the future. He faithfully recorded these dreams, and other events of the time, giving us an astonishing insight into what life was really like for the Aztecs.
• Gold, gold and more gold
• Feathers and food islands
• Spears and sacrifices
• Mountains, markets and money
• Cloaks, crops and cacti
• Warriors and a Woman Snake
• And much, much more!
You've never read anything like it before!
Clive Dickinson has worked widely in both fiction and non-fiction children’s publishing for twenty years. His novels for Collins include the much loved ‘Knickers, My Secret Notebook Aged 7/8/9’ and ‘The Lost Diary of Tutankhamen’s Mummy,’ from the ‘faction’ series.
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Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780006945871 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0981278