One desperate man. One vengeful Aztec goddess. Who will survive?
Mitchell Faulconbridge was born to be sacrificed. Growing up in a cult left him shattered and alone. The ancient goddess they worshipped destroyed his family and his trust. He challenged the goddess three times and failed to defeat her, then was forced to kill to escape. He spent the next two decades scrubbing the memories from his mind.
Now he wants nothing more than to run his landscaping business and forget the horrors of the colony they called Calpulli. But when the cult’s spiritual leader kidnaps a child, only Mitchell knows how to find him. Calpulli drags him home where the goddess waits — and is still demanding his blood. Will the fourth time be the charm, or will the goddess claim them all?
This turned out to be one of those books I just could not put down. There is really never a break in the suspense. The author does a great job keeping your attention, even going back and forth from past events leading up to the current turmoils and the current story (that actually just made me want to race to the next chapter to find out what happens after the previous one). The story itself is based on past real history with an Aztec goddess and a fictional cult following with a group of people, although her fiction is something that could certainly happen in present times, which makes it that much creepier. The story wove together nicely, made you gasp out loud at times as it wasn’t completely predictable, and I left completely satisfied with the ending. I can see myself reading this again and again, and I’ll definitely be looking for more books from this author in the future.