IT IS YEAR TWO-HOUSE - AND THE MEXICA EMPIRE IS IN CHAOS. Flesh-eating demons roam the land, and rumours persist of a return of their creator, a malevolent goddess. The council needs to choose a new Emperor to unite them all, but when a councillor is murdered only Acatl, High Priest of the Dead, can solve the mystery. Dark magic and authentic Aztec history combine to create ather gripping vel in this very entertaining and original series.
ALIETTE DE BODARD is a writer and computer specialist whose short fiction has already earned her a John W. Campbell Award nomination, for best newcomer. Living in Paris, Aliette is French, of Vietnamese extraction, but she writes exclusively in English. www.aliettedebodard.com