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Friday, May 24, 2013

42 The Friday 56: Feathered Serpent: A Novel of the Mexican Conquest by Colin Falconer

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice
how to participate:
  • grab a book, any book.
  • turn to page 56 or 56% of your e-reader
  • find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
  • post it.
  • add your (url) post in Linky HERE. add the post url, not your blog url. it's that simple.
from my collection, here is another fascinating book on the Aztecs which i love. based on historical facts, it tells the story of Malinali who acted as Hernán Cortés' interpreter during the Spanish conquest of Mexico.  Cortés is viewed by Malinali and her people as the "Feathered Serpent" whose return to earth foretold the end of Montezuma's empire. 

"Feathered Serpent's tent has been pitched behind the dunes, in the shade of the palms. The royal blue silk whips in the ocean breeze, the wind he alone commands. He sits behind a wooden table, his valet and majordomo standing at his shoulder on either side."
"I watch him, fascinated. He possesses magic; he has the eyes of an owl man, and when he holds you in his gaze, you cannot look away. For the first time, I notice the small scar on his chin and lower lip, which is partially concealed by his beard. Perhaps he was once attacked by the Earth Monster, as happened to another of the gods, Tezcatlipoca."


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