Travel ancient Peru in these gripping historical novels, from the Inca heartland of Cuzco and Machu Picchu, through Amazon jungle and across deserts to the Nasca lines.

Inca Moon Chronicle II

Table of Contents

I

In which appears the Hand of Death

1

II

Of the Hidden Valley and its Feared Lord, and of those who practice the Abominable Sin.

16

III

Concerning events in the Great Square of Cuzco where multitudes Gather, the one called Son of the Sun appears in heathen splendor, and the fate of Qori Qoyllur is sealed.

34

IV

In which are met the Filthy Ones, Qori dispenses boiled potatoes, debates with the governor, and receives an unexpected visitor bearing tidings of a most threatening nature concerning the Steward of K'allachaka.

48

V

Of the Despicable Vice and how it was indulged, and of the Coastal Valleys where Qori seeks and is sought, and finds herself in a tree.

65

VI

Concerning that which transpired in the Forests of Ica, after which Qori meets a Wizard, walks on the Mysterious Desert Lines, and drinks the Devil's Brew.

78

VII

Of a perilous journey through a naked land, and gnawing truths denied.

96

VIII

In which the Fated Confrontation takes place, and matters Culminate in Utmost Evil.

112

IX

Of a Voyage to Distant Shores, and of that which befell the Mariners in the great Ocean Seas.

126

X

In which takes place a Terrible Misfortune, Creatures of the Deep appear, and a Perilous Situation becomes worse.

137

XI

Of Debauchery and Licentiousness, Thievery and Mutilation, and the eating of Disgusting Things in the furtherance of Desperate Plans.

152

XII

Of how the Escape was Thwarted, and a great many died in Fearsome and Savage Combat.

167

XIII

In which Brazen Lies are told, a Heinous Crime is revealed and its Perpetrator Established, and the Fate of the Mariners is settled.

181

XIV

Being an account of travels in the Nameless Land, of its Strange Inhabitants and the Terrors that dwell therein.

196

XV

In which Revolting Flesh is Consumed, the Sorcerer calls on his Demons, a pledge is made and honored in the manner of these Indians, and a Cruel Battle rages.

213

XVI

In which Qori displays her skill in the Culinary Arts, Q'enti comments on the results, and Tenderness of a most Intimate Nature transpires in the night.

227

XVII

Of that which came to pass at the Great Citadel of Hatun Kañar, and of how Love Found was soon Shattered by Intentions most Vicious.

241

XVIII

Concerning those who are surely the most Insolent and Barbaric Savages ever encountered, of their Heathen Customs, Outlandish Beliefs, and Brutal Ferocity, and of how Inca Moon vanished when she was most needed.

254

XIX

In which is given an account of the Condor Temple, where Diabolical Devices of Lethal Cunning await the unwary, and the Earth Groans.

270

XX

Of how that which came to pass did so.

287

XXI

Concerning travels on the Royal Road, where Qori sees a Fine Lady and listens to a Pichiko Bird, soldiers and spies mark the way, and the Rewards of Compassion and Humility are manifest in a most satisfactory manner.

302

XXII

In which are trod the Halls of Horror.

316

XXIII

Being the Conclusion of this Tale, in which is revealed Those Who Died and the manner of their deaths, and how Fate dealt with the living.

332