D L Davies is the rising prolific author of Cuauhtémoc four-book series. Cuauhtémoc: Descending Eagle is book one.
“This child shall be called Cuauhtémoc; which in the old tongue means ‘descending eagle.’”
Descending Eagle starts with the birth of Cuauhtémoc, a child born to Natomis who was destined to change the world as people knew it. The plot builds on the adventures as he learns to fly and ventures into his first battle.
The story is engaging and extremely entertaining. The author David Davies has an impeccable hold over his craft and knows his art of story telling. His finesse and creative thinking reflects in each page. The hook is provided very early in the story and that is enough to keep you intrigued through out. The pacing is fast and you keep turning the pages trying not waste time on breaths. I devoured it in just a couple of sittings.
But what specifically sets Cuauhtémoc by author David Davies apart and immediately catches your attention is the delightful world-building. It is extremely intricate and immensely vivid. That combined with detailed character arcs transports you to the setting instantly. You practically live in the world and get lost in it.
This is the first instalment in the Cuauhtémoc series and I cannot wait to continue reading more of it. I will recommend it to everyone who loves reading A Good fantasy novel.
– reviewed by Abby through The Moving Words free book program
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This story takes place in the early 16th Century; a time when the world seemed to be expanding at an almost exponential rate. It occurs in South America in a land known as Maya: this is not a tale of what was, but rather, a story of what might have been if I had been in charge of that era. The main character, Cuauhtémoc, is born in a small village in the northwestern part of Maya: the story line follows his life from birth, through birdman-school, where he learns to become a birdman and carry messages. The account unwinds, telling of his adventures, his fights with pirate raiders as well as some of his own people; and by end of the book he is twelve years of age and is sent to the City of Emperors by the Commander of the soldier’s garrison..
Cuauhtémoc: Descent of the Sun Priests is book two.
This story takes place in the early 16th Century; a time when the world seemed to be expanding at an almost exponential rate. It occurs in South America in a land known as Maya: this is not a tale of what was, but rather, a story of what might have been if I had been in charge of that era. In the second story, Cuauhtémoc is sent to the City of Emperors. He meets the old Emperor and in the process accidentally gives him a new name. He meets the three Crown Princes; gets into another fight with pirate raiders as well as several of his own people; saves the life of a young girl and very nearly kills the Sun’s High Priest: it was a busy week, even for him. The tale unwinds and in the end, Maya has a new Emperor, when the old Emperor dies . . . or does he? If you want to know more; read the book.
Book 3 is Cuauhtémoc: Descendant of the Jaguar.
In the first two books of the saga, Cuauhtemoc is born, raised and meets up with the Mayan emperor. As Cuauhtemoc: Descendent of the Jaguar opens, he is now the Greatest Mayan and rules Maya with wisdom and love, He learns more of his own personal history and much about his father and grandfather, and in the end, discovers what it means to be the Chief Jaguar Priest.
Cuauhtémoc: Deception and Treason is book four.
Deception and Treason is the final of four books; It covers from when Maya first becomes a known world power; touches on their developments of a mechanically powered ship; covers the deception’s and treason’s among many nations, including: the pirates; England; Maya and other times and places.
In naming and creating each book as well as title I tried to combine the name(s) of the books, with the book(s) cover as well as the books contents.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I was born in Susanville, CA, April 1943. In my early years, my family moved frequently and I was raised in California, Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Idaho and Montana, just to name a few. I spent six years in the Army and was stationed in Germany in the mid-seventies. I worked mostly as a welder as well as auto mechanic, but in all this time I would find myself caught up in (mentally) creating stories. My hobbies include photography, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities; but my favorite pastime is creating stories in my head; tales of other times and places: these tales can take place on the Earth we now know; the Earth we once knew; the Earth as it might be hundreds of years from now and alternate worlds and realities. Within the last few years, I decided to put some of these thoughts onto paper and this book that I presume you to be holding is one of those realities.