(From the publisher):
Mexico, 1517. The Aztec capital is awash with fear and rumours. A strange figure has been seen running through the streets. A man with the face of a serpent, his body covered with glittering green feathers: Quetzalcoatl - the Feathered Serpent - the most powerful of the Aztec gods. Yaotl, the Chief Minister's slave, has more important matters to worry about. Engaged in a desperate search for his son, he's on the run from his vengeful master, Lord Feathered-in-Black. If the Chief Minister catches him, Yaotl can expect a grisly fate. Attempting to escape his master's bloodthirsty warriors, Yaotl stumbles upon a dismembered, unrecognisable corpse. As he pieces together the clues as to who the dead man was and how he died, Yaotl finds himself drawn into an affair of greed, jealousy and lust among the ancient, secretive society of the feather workers, the Aztec's foremost craftsmen.
Original title: Shadow of the Lords
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ South & Central America
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur