Nights of the Witch : War God

  • by Graham Hancock
  • Narrated by Barnaby Edwards
  • Series: War God
  • 22 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


What the Critics Say

"[P]art historical fact, part fantasy, the effect is as intense as the events themselves. It's a fascinating read that will have you booking a flight to Mexico long before you finish the book." (Evening Standard)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Pre-Hispanic Dickens?

What disappointed you about Nights of the Witch?

The reader uses English class accents to distinguish the characters. it's jarring. Why is the protagonist speaking in a cockney accent? it's set in pre-hispanic Mexico!

How could the performance have been better?

A straight reading or non British accent would have helped.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Nights of the Witch?

I'm not sure Moctezuma had the glee in taking human sacrifices as described in the book. A lot of this is up for debate and some suggest that the sacrifices were grossly exaggerated to justify the horrible looting and violence of the Spanish themselves.

Any additional comments?

I really was looking forward to this but I can't continue. It's too frustrating.

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- Nor Cal Steve

First audio book, quite pleased

Looking forward to more Of Graham Hancock work in the fictional and non fictional genera.
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- Andy B. (ND28)

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios