SHORT TO THE POINT OF A MOOR'S ACCOUNT
I cannot rate this, I didn't finish it. For me it was tedious, the tiny print made it even more difficult to follow. I've read many accounts of the explorers to the Florida area & across the southern area into Mexico. Michael Wood - the Conquistadors - a DVD & book.
A beautifully told story that draws the reader in, gently leading us on an incredible voyage through time and across oceans. The early encounters between Spanish colonizers and native peoples in America are stunningly portrayed and the experience of the enslaved Moorish protagonist infuses the tale with humanity and compassion. Absolutely spellbinding.
This took a while to engage me, but once it did, I couldn't look away. Beautiful, thoughtful writing, and a necessary intervention into history.
A good read. Finally, their story instead of history.
An interesting imagining of a disastrous Spanish expedition to Florida in the 16th century told from the perspective of a slave. The role of the colonizers and the Church in the genocide of indigenous peoples is shown, as is the humanity of the aboriginal peoples. A very enjoyable and interesting read.
A very satisfying read, well deserving its nominations for prestigious literary prizes.
very good writer
I found this book to be a very well written story of the 16th Century exploration of the southern coast of Florida by the Spaniards. The main character was fascinating to me & his story is very informative & quite interesting. I found him to be a redeeming man who knew right from wrong & struggled with his inward faith when confronted with challenges he knew he must do. Although a work of fiction, the author did much research regarding her story and characters. I learned a lot from this novel & could recommend it as a good read.
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