Gary Jennings Books In Order

Azteca Books In Publication Order

  1. Aztec (1980)
  2. Aztec Autumn (1997)
  3. Aztec Blood (2001)
  4. Aztec Rage (2006)
  5. Aztec Fire (2008)
  6. Apocalypse 2012 (With: Robert Gleason) (2009)
  7. The 2012 Codex (2010)
  8. Aztec Revenge (2012)

Spangle Books In Publication Order

  1. Spangle (1987)
  2. The Road Show (1999)
  3. The Center Ring (1999)
  4. The Grand Promenade (1999)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Journeyer (1984)
  2. The Lively Lives of Crispin Mobey (As: Gabriel Quyth) (1988)
  3. Raptor (1992)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 20th Series (1973)

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Aztec is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction, Mixtli Dark Cloud, Aztec reveals the very depths of Aztec civilization from the peak and feather banner splendor of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan to the arrival of Hern n Cort’s and his conquistadores, and their destruction of the Aztec empire. The story of Mixtli is the story of the Aztecs themselves a compelling, epic tale of heroic dignity and a colossal civilization s rise and fall.

Aztec Autumn

The magnificent Aztec empire has fallen beneath the brutal heal of the Spaniards. But one proud Aztec, Tenamaxtli, refuses to bow to his despised conquerors. He dreams of restoring the lost glory of the Aztec empire, and recruits an army of rebels to mount an insurrection against the seemingly invincible power of mighty Spain. Tenamaxtli’s courageous quest takes us through high adventure, passionate women, unlikely allies, bright hope, bitter tragedy, and the essence of 16th century Mexico. This incredible rebellion has been little remembered, perhaps because it shed no glory on the men who would write the history book, but on its outcome depended the future of all North America. Aztec Autumn recreates this forgotten chapter of history in all its splendor and unforgettable passion.

Aztec Blood

In this colorful and exciting era of swords and cloaks, upheaval and revolution, a young beggar boy, in whose blood runs that of both Spanish and Aztec royalty must claim his birthright. From the torrid streets of the City of the Dead along the Veracruz Coast to the ageless glory of Seville in Old Spain, Cristo the Bast*ardo connives fights, and loves as he seeks the truth without knowing that he will be the founder of a proud new people. As we follow the loves and adventures of Cristo and experience the colorful splendor and barbarism of the era, a vanished culture is brought back to life in all its magnificence.

Aztec Rage

The fascinating history of Mexico that began in the 1 New York Times bestselling novel Aztec continues…
. Don Juan de Zavala was the most skilled fighter in all of New Spain as gifted with weapons and horses as he was with women. These pleasures were all he desired. But the magnificent Aztec empire, its grand cities and riches lay broken under the Spanish boot…
Now valiant men and fearless women rise and battle their brutal overlords. As a warrior priest leads an Aztec revolt, across the ocean in Spain courageous people battle Napoleon’s invading armies. No one, including Juan de Zavala could stay neutral. Especially if a shocking secret from Zavala s lurid past is exposed a secret so lethal to the Spanish Crown it threatens their very existence. Zavala will be swept from glittering Mexico City to snake and croc infested jungles, to lost Mayan civilizations to the torture chambers of the Inquisition, to beautiful Barcelona and the bloody carnage of Napoleon s war in Spain, to the bloodiest and most spectacular of New Spain s colonial Mexico revolutions. Everybody wants Don Juan de Zavala . . and many people want him dead:Isabella…
Instinctively wicked, sinfully seductive. Father Hidalgo…
Can a man of God take up the sword and lead a people by the hundreds of thousands into a bloody revolution he cannot control?Raquel…
Attractive, sensuous, erudite, she challenges Juan with her mind and her body. Marina…
A gorgeous pure blood Aztec, she knows too well the oppressor s rape and pillage of her people. 20051018

Aztec Fire

The Aztec uprising in 1810 left young Juan Martez orphaned in a savage land. Like many native Aztecs, Juan was sentenced to hang by the Spanish. But his life is spared when a Spanish gunmaker learns of his skills with gunpowder and buys him to make munitions. Keeping his Aztec heritage low key, Juan becomes the finest gunmaker in the colony and the best shot. But both talents are kept secret if the Spanish knew of his skills, he would surely be killed. Juan secretly works the Mexican underground, running guns and black powder to guerrilla forces fighting for independence. Along the way he falls in love with Maria Volza, a fiery revolutionary stirring up the mas*ses, but she rejects him as fallen under the Spanish boot. But Juan’s destiny is to lead the Mexicans against Spanish rule, and when Maria discovers the life Juan has hidden so well, a battle is ignited and the revolution begins.

Apocalypse 2012 (With: Robert Gleason)

In ancient Mexico, the End Time Codex prophesizing the world’s end in 2012 is entombed. A young Aztec Mayan slave tells us its story. Gifted in math and astronomy, Coyotl rises to king s counselor in Tula, a golden city of milk and honey ruled by the brilliant god king, Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent of lore. Gathering artists, scientists and craftsmen, this legendary ruler builds a city that will awe humanity for one thousand years. But he also faces war, catastrophic drought, betrayal and the rise of an evil death cult religion. Instituting the infamous Blood Covenant, its priests drag thousands of people a year atop temple pyramids and rip their hearts beating from their chests. To stop them Quetzalcoatl must defy the flames of bloody civil war.A thousand years later scientists discover the End Time Codex. While struggling to decipher it, they realize their own age mirrors Tula s. Can they crack the 2012 code and save their world from Tula s deadly fate?

The 2012 Codex

In the arid canyonlands of Mexico the race is on for the ultimate end of the world codex the final 1000 year old prophesy of the god king, Quetzalcoatl, who ruled Mexico 1000 years ago. Rita Critchlow and Cooper Jones hunt for that sacred codex in those scorching desert canyons, while 500 years ago, Pacal, a young slave scholar, sets out on the same deadly quest. He too must find those apocalyptic writings, knowing that his era the Age of the Aztecs may well come to an end if he does not find them. For Pacal, the End Time is at hand. Montezuma has built a vast empire based in what will one day be Mexico City. Now however he faces war, disastrous drought, death cult priests, who rip the hearts out of thousands of people atop their pyramids…
and the arrival of red bearded horse borne conquistador, bearing preternaturally powerful weapons and catastrophic plagues, sowing pandemic death wherever he goes. America’s leaders are also staring into an apocalyptic abyss. Their own time mirrors that of Quetzacoatl s and the Aztec s in shocking detail. Convinced that Quetzalcoatl s codex holds the key to humanity s survival that he is warning them of a global, planet killing threat the two women battle broiling desert canyons and drug cartel warlords to track it down and decipher it. Moreover, earlier glimpses of his prophesy foreshadow uncanny similarities to those of John s Book of Revelation. Are Quetzalcoatl s and Revelation s prophesies one and the same? Can they crack the 2012 code and save their world from their deadly fate? The countdown is on.

The Road Show

The epic of Spangle takes us on a grand tour of two continents, from an embittered post Civil War South, to the glittering and decadent capitals of Europe. In The Road Show we meet Zachary Edge, a Confederate soldier, on his way home at the war’s close. He stumbles upon a traveling troupe, a chance encounter that is the start of an unforgettable odyssey. Edge hits the road with bawdy showgirls, roguish tricksters, and a host of colorful characters. He soon finds himself in the arms of Autumn Auburn, the lithesome artiste known for her breathtaking sensuality.

The Center Ring

Full of the wildly colorful characters Gary Jenning is famous for, the epic saga of Spangle takes us on a grand tour of two continents, from the Reconstruction South and a North which has remade our Union, across the ocean to an ancient union reestablished, and the glittering capitals of Europe. In The Center Ring we follow ex confederate officer Zachary Edge and his uncommon crew, who have now traveled across the Atlantic. their first stop is the turbulent new kingdom of Italy, then it’s on to Austria, where Zachary befriends the beautiful Austrian Empress Elisabeth. While encountering some of the most memorable faces in history, Edge finds himself faced with both unforeseen dangers and moments of extraordinary passion, as the tour takes us all across a Europe being remade.

The Grand Promenade

The epic saga of Spangle takes us on a grand tour across two continents, from the post Civil War South to the glittering capitals of nineteenth century Europe. in The Grand Promenade, Zachary Edge and his troupe of showmen travel north across Hungary to rugged, majestic Russia, where he will meet Tsar Alexander at the St. Petersburg court. From there it’s south and west, dodging Bismark’s bullets, to Emperor Louis Napoleon’s Paris which is facing the imminent threat of war. For Zachary Edge and his friends, Europe, with its beautiful women, its absinthe drinking poets, and its captivating royalty, provides on unforgettable experience after the next. Through them, we view a continent poised on the brink of tumultuous change.

The Journeyer

Marco Polo was nicknamed ‘Marco of the millions’ because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies. As he lay dying, his priest, family, and friends offered him a last chance to confess his mendacity, and Marco, it is said, replied ‘I have not told the half of what I saw and did.’
Now Gary Jennings has imagined the half that Marco left unsaid as even more elaborate and adventurous than the tall tales thought to be lies. From the palazzi and back streets of medieval Venice to the sumptuous court of Kublai Khan, from the perfumed sexuality of the Levant to the dangers and rigors of travel along the Silk Road, Marco meets all manner of people, survives all manner of danger, and, insatiably curious, becomes an almost compulsive collector of customs, languages and women.
In more than two decades of travel, Marco was variously a merchant, a warrior, a lover, a spy, even a tax collector but always a journeyer, unflagging in his appetite for new experiences, regretting only what he missed. Here recreated and reimagined with all the splendor, the love of adventure, the zest for the rare and curious that are Jennings’s hallmarks is the epic account, at once magnificent and delightful, of the greatest real life adventurer in human history.



A Goth who leads a secret life as a woman narrates his exploits in combat and in bed, from his unorthodox sexual awakening in a convent, through his journey across Europe with a Roman woodsman. By the author of Aztec.

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