The Jaguar Warrior/The Warriors Way ~ Pre Aztec

The Jaguar Warrior ~ Pre Aztec #2

  • JaguarWarriorAuthor: Zoe Saadia
  • Publication Date: December 2013
  • Category: Historical Fiction
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The growing Aztec capital is unhappy under the stern rule of their Tepanec overlords.
Having tried every political trick, Acamapichtli, the wise and vigorous ruler of the Aztecs, is about to seek an unusual solution.
When the delegation of the Tepanec elite warriors arrives at his island-city in order to enlist Aztec warriors, he seizes his chance, unleashing a series of adventures for our Tepanec heroes.

Ten years have passed and the Chief Warlord’s son, Atolli, has grown up, although still unpredictable and hotheaded. Atolli and his childhood friends, Mecatl and Cuatl, as part of a delegation of elite Tepanec warriors, have travelled to the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan in order to recruit warriors for their raids. Tenochtitlan is under the rule of the Tepanec overlords of Azcapotzalco and it’s Emperor. The Aztecs themselves reap no rewards from the raids and are kept in deprivation. Continue reading

The Young Jaguar ~ Pre Aztec #1

  • YoungJaguarAuthor: Zoe Saadia
  • Kindle Edition published November 2013
  • Category: Historical Fiction
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Having achieved the exalted position of a Chief Warlord, Tecpatl was content, happy with his career and his family. Even his refusal to take an additional wife, a necessary thing for a man of his status, especially if his woman was a barbarian imported from the distant lands of Anasazi, did nothing to hinder his progress up the Tepanec military ladder. He was too successful as a War Leader to care about the opinions of others. 

Fifteen years have passed since Tecpatl and Sakuna left the Anasazi people and returned to the capital city of Azcapotzalco in the Tepanec Empire. Now the Chief Warlord and with many successes on the battlefield, Tecpatl returns only to find the old Emperor, Acolnahuacatl, is dying. He is charged with supporting Acolnahuacatl’s choice of successor but two of the old Emperor’s sons are competing for their father’s title. Tecpatl and his family are caught in the middle of the conflict caused by the brothers. Atolli, the oldest of Tecpatl and Sakuna’s three children, wants to excel in his military training in order to be accepted as one of the elite warriors and be like his father. But Atolli is reckless and headstrong and has been caught out in a serious misdeed, which he compounds by an even worse offence, bringing disgrace upon his family. Continue reading