Meet Prince Acolmiztli. Puma of the Acolhua People. Heir to his father’s throne. Half Acolhuan, half Mexica. Singer. Warrior. Poet. Sixteen years old.
And now, betrayed. A palace plot, placed by the deadly Tepaneca Empire, kills his mother and siblings, puts his father’s army into retreat, and sends Prince Acolmiztli into a treacherous exile. Battling hunger, snow-swept mountains, and the machinations of the city-states all around him, Prince Acolmiztli vows revenge. It will take years, but he will return to seek justice. And he'll do it with a new name:
Nezahualcoyotl. Fasting Coyote. One of the most legendary figures in history.
From the award-winning comes a heart-pounding historical epic that is Gladiator meets the Song of Achilles -- The Count of Monte Cristo set in pre-Columbian Mexico. Illustrated throughout gorgeously by Amanda Mijangos, The Prince & the Coyote brings to life one of Mexico’s most treasured heroes – Nezahualcoyotl – in a story that will thrill readers far and wide.
About the Author
David Bowles es un autor y traductor mexicoamericano del sur de Texas. Entre sus múltiples títulos premiados se encuentran Cuentos sagrados de América; Serpiente emplumada, corazón del cielo: mitos de México; Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Maya Poetry; y Noche antigua. David actualmente se desempeña como vicepresidente del Instituto de Letras de Texas.