The Aztecs
 

No. 88 of 156 in the Target novelisations series
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By:John Lucarotti
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Edition: UK UK (hardback)
When:  June 1984
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-03462-8
Format: hardback
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The TARDIS materialises in Mexico during the Aztec civilisation. The Doctor and his companions step outside to discover they are inside a tomb — the tomb, it turns out, of Yetaxa, once High Priest of the Aztecs.

Barbara is hailed as Yetaxa's reincarnation by Autloc, High Priest of Knowledge, and Tlotoxl, High Priest of Sacrifice, when they find her in the precincts of the tomb wearing the bracelet of the deceased Priest, now revered as a god.

And she takes advantage of her position of unaccustomed power to try and dissuade the Aztecs from practising human sacrifice...

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Edition: UK UK (1st paperback)
When:  September 1984
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-19588-4
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Edition: UK UK (2nd paperback)
When:  September 1992
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-19588-4
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The Doctor stood up. 'There's to be a human sacrifice at sunset,' he said. 'Ian is to escort the chosen victim to the altar.'

When the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara arrive accidentally in ancient Mexico, Barbara is mistaken for a god by the Aztecs. Horrified by the barbarous practice of human sacrifice which she is forced to observe, she is determined to use her power to prevent such atrocities from ever happening again. The Doctor must use every means in his power to prevent her from interfering with the natural course of history, but he himself is occupied by other matters — such as the rather attractive Cameca...



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