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Series Info:The first book in the Obsidian and Blood series.
Year One-Knife, Tenochtitlan - the capital of the Aztecs. The end of the world is kept at bay only by the magic of human sacrifice. A priestess disappears from an empty room drenched in blood. Acatl, high priest, must find her, or break the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead.But how do you find someone, living or dead, in a world where blood sacrifices are an everyday occurrence and the very gods stalk the streets?Aliette de Bodard is the hottest rising star in world SF and Fantasy, blending ancient crimes with wild imagination. This is her debut novel.
File Under: Fantasy [ The Aztecs / Locked room mystery / Human sacrifice / Destroy the Gods ]
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Praise and Reviews:
"An Aztec priest of the dead tries to solve a murder mystery, and finds that politics may be even more powerful than magic. A vivid portrayal of an interesting culture in a truly fresh fantasy novel."- Kevin J. Anderson
"Amid the mud and maize of the Mexica empire, Aliette de Bodard has composed a riveting story of murder, magic and sibling rivalry."- Elizabeth Bear
"I haven't enjoyed a proper detective story this much in ages, and therich setting, monsters and magic just added an extra layer of delight."- David Devereux'
"A gripping mystery steeped in blood and ancient Aztec magic. I was enthralled."-Sean Williams
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