HOUSE OF REEDS (Acatlcalli) is an
SF/military-action novel set in a moderately high-tech future. It
focuses on the adventures of Gretchen Andersson (a human
xeno-archaeologist working for the Company), Commander Mitsuharu
Hadeishi (commander of the Imperial Méxica Navy light cruiser Henry
R.. Cornuelle), and Prince Tezozómoc (youngest son of the
ruling Méxica Emperor) on the planet Jagan, where a war is
brewing among the native princes against a steadily increasing Imperial
While various Imperial factions have their own plans for
Jagan, a hidden, alien power has begun to move against the human-ruled
Empire of the Méxica. The war on Jagan is only a foretaste of
the greater struggle to come.
The background setting is an alternate history – the
Méxica (Aztec) Empire rules humanity from Anahuac (Earth) – in a
dangerous universe filled with hidden inhuman powers. Humanity is only
a minor space-faring species on the fringe of a ferociously political
arena where ancient and enormous alien empires are engaged in
millennia-old struggles for supremacy.
Read the first five chapters of HOUSE OF REEDS.