Aguilar by David L. Farebrother

By David L. Farebrother

The yr is 1519. Hernán Cortés has been commissioned via Governor Diego Velazquez to enquire rumors of local civilizations and wealthy lands mendacity a ways to the west, past the islands of the Indies. Cortés leaves l. a. Trinidad, Cuba, with 11 ships and six hundred males less than palms. He unearths a harbor at the coast of Cozumel and there learns of a few shipwrecked Spaniards being held prisoners by means of the Maya at the mainland. one in every of them is Geronimo Aguilar, who has been stranded for 8 years, a slave of a Mayan cacique. Cortés ransoms Aguilar and forces him to function translator on his quest, which ultimately takes them to Tenochtitlan, the capital of the strong and mysterious Aztec Empire. Aguilar is still precise to his religion in the course of the tumultuous trek into the unknown territory regardless of the barbaric cruelties of either the Spanish Conquistadores and Mexica overlords.

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