From the Booker-shortlisted author of 'The Illusionist' comes a tale of political manipulation, destruction and passionate love set during the time of the Spanish Conquistadors. After years of living among the Winic Indians of Mexico, Geronimo is faced with the prospect of betraying those same Indians."
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Anita Mason is the author of six novels written over the last 20 years. Her novel The Illusionist was shortlisted for the Booker prize.Review:
'This novel is a beauty, wonderfully written and researched' End of pagination The Times 'Remarkable ... a high-octane tale of political manoeuvring, battle-strategies, back-stabbing and bloodiness... the shift in register is convincing and moving' Kamila Shamsie, Daily Telegraph 'An ambitious and often engaging attempt to recapture in fiction the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the America's' Times Literary Supplement 'This is more than just creative literature; it's an attempt to rewrite history in a way that cannot justify ruthless colonisation' Time Out 'An elegy of beauty and betrayal based on priceless research' Oxford Times 'This is an exceptionally good book, the best modern novel on the Conquest of Mexico' Historical Novels Review 'Both a beautiful story of love and discovery, and the tale of the destruction of a great empire through war and greed' Waterstones Books Quarterly 'Anita Mason's book takes us on an extraordinary saga' Courier Mail (Australia) "Brutal and beguiling" The Times "Vivid and exciting" The Times, New Books 'Superbly researched...she generates an understanding for both sides, while never shying away from the horrors of conquest' The Observer 'The Right Hand of the Sun fictionalises an intriguing story about human attachment and the exercise of power' Daily Telegraph 'A fantastic, fast moving historical tale, beautifully told, that captures the horror of the beginning of the Aztec empire.' Shropshire Star
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Book Description John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110719521424
Book Description John Murray Publishers Ltd. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0719521424 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1249386