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Friday, October 26, 2012


The Highlander (The Rise of the Aztecs, #1)The Highlander by Zoe Saadia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of The Highlander by Zoe Saadia
Rise of the Aztecs Book 1

If you’ve read any of Author Zoe Saadia’s “Pre-Aztec Series,” you know to expect a combination of historical education with a smoothly-written, exciting story involving empathetic characters who maintain the reader’s interest throughout. The first of this new series, “The Highlander,” proves to be no exception. Immediately we get involved with the story of two boys (and one half-sister), one a Highlander, one a Lowlander, as they follow the dictates of their families, disparaging each other’s ethnicity, yet learn to value their growing friendship. It is no coincidence, perhaps, that these two will prove to play pivotal roles in the changes to come for their societies and the empire across the lake.

Suffused with thrills and adventure and romance as well as character development, this novel paints a vivid illustration of a society long lost to us, but yet in many ways so like our own, with characters who could be us or our friends or neighbors. The human condition does not change much despite technology and the Industrial Revolution. My recommendation: read and enjoy!

I reviewed an e-book copy received from the author in return for my fair and impartial review.

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