By Tobias S. Buckell
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Legends say that the forefathers of Nanagada fled a distant big name to their new domestic. they are saying that the sky as soon as hummed with steel flying machines and palatial floating towns. yet then the Azteca got here. Created and pushed by means of merciless, inhuman gods, they swarmed out of the sky looking for sacrificial blood, and worse. To defeat them and their gods, the forefathers burned the sky. The towns and machines fell to the floor, useless.
In the centuries on account that, Azteca have stored to their aspect of the mountains in an uneasy truce. yet now it's been damaged. just one guy can cease their bloodthirsty march: John deBrun. His kinfolk scattered, John holds the main to an old mystery deep in stories misplaced earlier than he used to be dragged subconscious from the ocean years ago….
If he can remain alive lengthy adequate to discover them, he could possibly cease the destruction of Nanagada.
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