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The Triple Alliance ➳ The Triple Alliance Read ➻ Author Zoe Saadia – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the Aztec Capital, Tlacaelel, the Head Adviser, is busy reshaping the island city to fit its rapidly changing status from a regular city state to a true capital, an owner of provinces and tributari In the Aztec Capital, Tlacaelel, the Head Adviser, is busy reshaping the island city to fit its rapidly changing status from a regular city state to a true capital, an owner of provinces and tributaries The old system is not The Triple PDF \ working any, but Tlacaelel s radical reforms and changes anger influential people, from priests to elders of districts, those whose power is dwindling due to his reforms During a ballgame being held between Texcoco and Mexica teams to celebrate the upcoming winter festival a fierce competition that will add much honor to the winning city state one of the players, Coatl, a promising warrior, the Texcoco Warlord s son, is prepared to do anything in order to win What he was not prepared for was becoming entangled in a political intrigue that starts while he is busy chasing a pretty girl, with the unexpected arrival of his twin brother complicating matters even further.


10 thoughts on “The Triple Alliance

  1. Melissa Gray Melissa Gray says:

    Again, Zoe Saadia had me from the beginning to the end The twins have grown up and developed their very own, and very unique, personalities I would have been happy to see a bit of dear old Dad in this one, too I m a little TOO fond of Kuini, I think , but the twins probably would have stolen the limelight anyway, as Ms Saadia goes above and beyond to deliver a truly enthralling story.Coatl seems to be perfection itself The most promising student in his calmecac, a talented ball player, who Again, Zoe Saadia had me from the beginning to the end The twins have grown up and developed their very own, and very unique, personalities I would have been happy to see a bit of dear old Dad in this one, too I m a little TOO fond of Kuini, I think , but the twins probably would have stolen the limelight anyway, as Ms Saadia goes above and beyond to deliver a truly enthralling story.Coatl seems to be perfection itself The most promising student in his calmecac, a talented ball player, who receives the adoration of many because of his skill on the court, and arguably one of the most handsome of boys, if not the most handsome, he seems to sail through life, shining with superiority But will all that glory benefit him in a real life situation that requires quick thinking and the skills of a warrior Then we have Ocelotl Is it wrong to say he s my favorite After almost managing to save his father s special sword at the age of ten, Ocelotl was sent to live with his father s people in the Highlands, much to his delight Having never fit in with the fancy students in calmecac, it seems that the wildness of the Highlands agrees with him, and he is carving a name for himself as a superior scout and guide, along with artistic abilities that can rival even those of his father When he is assigned the task of traveling to Tenochtitlan, though, can he keep himself and his supposdly perfect twin out of trouble Citlalli also rejoins us as a young woman, now married, struggling to find her niche in the world Her identity is so wrapped up in knowing that she is the daughter of the Third Emperor of Tenochtitlan, what will she do when that identity is threatened Tlalli once again makesthan a brief appearance as she continues to show her loyalty to this family and her love for these children, now grown.Join these three as they have adventures of their own in this third final book in the Triple Alliance


  2. Tammy Tammy says:

    No Really This series must continue I want to know what happens in the lives of these wonderful people Really looking forward to the Pre Aztec series Zoe weaves wonderful stories with history She is one of my favorite authors


  3. E.L. Lindley E.L. Lindley says:

    The Triple Alliance by Zoe Saadia is the bitter sweet finale of The Rise of the Aztecs series Bitter because it almost broke my heart to say goodbye to my beloved fictional friends and sweet because Saadia gives her readers the perfect ending.The story begins in 1439, eight years on from where The Sword finished Saadia uses this time shift to pick up the story of Kuini s children This is particularly poignant for fans of the series as we have been following Kuini s journey from when he was a The Triple Alliance by Zoe Saadia is the bitter sweet finale of The Rise of the Aztecs series Bitter because it almost broke my heart to say goodbye to my beloved fictional friends and sweet because Saadia gives her readers the perfect ending.The story begins in 1439, eight years on from where The Sword finished Saadia uses this time shift to pick up the story of Kuini s children This is particularly poignant for fans of the series as we have been following Kuini s journey from when he was a pre teen himself.His children, Ocelotl, Coatl and Citlalli are eighteen years old and entering into adulthood Their lives have taken divergent paths over the past eight years but they find themselves reunited in Tenochtitlan during a festival to celebrate the winter solstice There are tensions between the three as they struggle to overcome the resentment that has developed as a result of Ocelotl living in the Highlands but they soon fall into their old roles as they become embroiled in a plot to kill the chief advisor Tlacaelel.Saadia is, without a doubt, a historian who painstakingly researches the subject matter of her books However, even if you are not a lover of historic fiction, the strength of Saadia s writing for me is the way she encourages us to evaluate the human condition, her depiction of history highlights that nothing really changes Our way of life may have developed but the human race is still making the mistakes that we ve always made most probably since time began The driving force for most of the characters within The Triple Alliance is the quest for power Tlacaelel is the power behind the throne of the Emperor He s a visionary who is largely responsible for the rise of Mexica and the powerful alliance with Texcoco and Tlacopan that ensures their reign of supremacy However, Tlacaelel has no understanding of people and his desire to unify everyone under one God and ruler is unrealistic The populace of Tenochtitlan, despite Tlacaelel s sophisticated projects to build waterways, bridges and other new impressive buildings, is a seething mass of anger and division The different groups of people have been forcibly merged together and each group views the others as foreigners We only have to look at the current mass migration taking place in Europe and the explosive levels of racism and xenophobia following in its wake to see that Saadia s account of the past is still very relevant Even the women, who essentially belong to the noble men of the Empire, are jockeying for positions of power through their men There is very little sisterhood in the palatial households where wives are often cast aside for younger andappealing women The exception to this is Tlalli, who as a commoner and concubine has very little social standing but has gained the respect of all who know her through her accomplishments and generous spirit The Triple Alliance reinforces the idea that women at that time had no power at all Citalli, like her mother before her, is viewed as a valuable commodity and has been trained to be a wife from a young age By the age of eighteen she has already been married off to the heir of Tlacopan A marriage she had no say in whatsoever Citalli is a strong character who is volatile and not afraid to speak her mind but her sense of power is misplaced as ultimately she is at the mercy of the men around her The relationship between the three siblings is presented by Saadia in a very real and interesting way Both Ocelotl and Coatl feel the pressure of having to follow in their successful warlord father s footsteps Ocelotl in particular struggles to find his own identity as he has a disability and can t complete with Coatl and his father physically However, under his grandfather s guidance, he learns to value his own strengths rather than comparing himself to others Citalli has strong feelings of kinship with both brothers but her attachment to Ocelotl becomes so intense it creates an inappropriate sexual tension between the two of them Saadia explores this dilemma in a sensitive and thoughtful way which elicits feelings of compassion for Citalli who has no idea about her true heritage In giving the final novel over to the young characters, Saadia allows her series to come full circle The youth of the characters inject the story with energy and fun regardless of the tense and serious backdrop As with all her novels, Saadia assuredly offers her readers edge of your seat tension, leaving us desperate to learn the fates of our beloved characters The Triple Alliance is an exciting and satisfying read which works perfectly well as a standalone novel However, I cannot recommend The Rise of the Aztecs series highly enough and guarantee that if you give it a try you will be hooked and fully invested in the rich lives of Saadia s wonderful characters Part of me is devastated to have come to the end of the road but the great news is that Zoe Saadia is such a prolific writer there s a whole new series waiting for me


  4. Daryl Williams Daryl Williams says:

    Another great book by Ms Saadia She brings characters alive She includes political intrigue, action, adventure, love hate and sibling rivalry While reading this book as well as her other books, I have gained a far grater understanding of pre Colombian Meso American culture I admit that I am sad that this is the last book that she has written about these great cultures I hope she becomes inspired to writein this genre.


  5. Sandra Crow Sandra Crow says:

    lovely end to the saga, the fourth generation I would enjoy to readabout this trio, Citlalli and the twins


  6. Martin Lieberman Martin Lieberman says:

    A final ending to a great series of books by a great story teller.I was sorry to end the story Muchcould be told And why not tell it Please continue the life line Zoe.


  7. Elizabeth Rubinsky Elizabeth Rubinsky says:

    Reading this entire saga, book after book, from Pre Aztec trilogy through the Rise of the Aztecs all the way to the Triple Alliance, left me wanting for .Counting loosely, this saga covered four generations of the same family, scattered all over the Mexican Valley and its boiling politics, its shifting alliances, its warring city states Over 50 years of struggle for domination, culminating in the rise of the empire we came to know through the later day conquistadors, the famous and infamous Reading this entire saga, book after book, from Pre Aztec trilogy through the Rise of the Aztecs all the way to the Triple Alliance, left me wanting for .Counting loosely, this saga covered four generations of the same family, scattered all over the Mexican Valley and its boiling politics, its shifting alliances, its warring city states Over 50 years of struggle for domination, culminating in the rise of the empire we came to know through the later day conquistadors, the famous and infamous Aztec Empire.But was it as simple as we were taught it was Zoe Saadia s obviously well researched saga tells differently It shows us complicated state structures, devious politics, ruthless or na ve or wise rulers, each with its different goal.Yet, over, it shows us PEOPLE, real people, nobles and commoners, men and women, historical characters or those who might have been existed, with their simple drives and desires normal people, people like us, men and women who wish for happiness and fulfillment and comfortable daily life people who fall in love, young men who are desperate to find their purpose, young women who wish to define themselves, children and grownup folk, each with his or her goals and purposes but all of them real, no different from any of us with their basic needs na desires.In my opinion this is the main strength of these books We can learn history, especially today, with an easy access to all sort of information But to understand foreign people from long ago is not an easy task, and Saadia s Mesoamerican Saga does that in introduces us to the heart of 15th century Mesoamerica, it helps us understand it better, it helps us connect to the characters, historical and fictional, and see their point of view, even if their cultural values are so very different from ours It makes us see their lives through their eyes.In my opinion it is historical fiction in its best.And after saying all that, I have to admit that I still would love to follow some of the characters, especially the wild trios the twins and unstoppable Citlalli, to see what will they do in their post teens lives, to see what impact they will make on the growing in power Triple Alliance, as I don t doubt that all three of them will leave a print, each in his or her own way the Highlander scout, the Lowlander warrior and the next Tepanecs Empress I wish them luck in their ways


  8. Zoe Saadia Zoe Saadia says:

    Eight years later, the Aztec Capital is growing in leaps and bounds, now on its firm path to power and its future glory Tlacaelel, the Mexica Head Adviser and the second most powerful man in Tenochtitlan, has a wide set of reforms to implement, as the island city trying to adjust to its new status of a powerful capital with provinces and tributaries But there are those who are not happy with all the mounting changes, namely the priests and the heads of Tenochtitlan s districts, influental peop Eight years later, the Aztec Capital is growing in leaps and bounds, now on its firm path to power and its future glory Tlacaelel, the Mexica Head Adviser and the second most powerful man in Tenochtitlan, has a wide set of reforms to implement, as the island city trying to adjust to its new status of a powerful capital with provinces and tributaries But there are those who are not happy with all the mounting changes, namely the priests and the heads of Tenochtitlan s districts, influental people whose power is dwindling due to the activities of the Head Adviser Will a conspiracy to remove the powerful man come to pass The young Acolhua ballplayer, Coatl didn t want to be involved in any politics at all, but playing around with a pretty commoner girl got him into the heart of Tenochtitlan s trouble all the same


  9. Caroline Caroline says:

    Articulate and engaging Those are the words that come to mind when I think of Zoe Saaida writings This series, in particular, possesses a certain aura of humanity s struggle with finding wisdom in otherwise troubled times The people may be different, but the struggle is ever present.


  10. Sandra Crow Sandra Crow says:

    left me wanting


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