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Secret of the Andes
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The Last Days of the Incas
In 1532, The Fifty-four Year Old Spanish Conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, Led A Force Of 167 Men, Including His Four Brothers, To The Shores Of Peru. Unbeknownst To The Spaniards, The Inca Rulers Of P...eru Had Just Fought A Bloody Civil War In Which The Emperor Atahualpa Had Defeated His Brother Huascar. Pizarro And His Men Soon Clashed With Atahualpa And A Huge Force Of Inca Warriors At The Battle Of Cajamarca. Despite Being Out-numbered By More Than Two Hundred To One, The Spaniards Prevailed Due Largely To Their Horses, Their Steel Armor And Swords, And Their Tactic Of Surprise. They Captured And Imprisoned Atahualpa. Although The Inca Emperor Paid An Enormous Ransom In Gold, The Spaniards Executed Him Anyway. The Following Year, The Spaniards Seized The Inca Capital Of Cuzco, Completing Their Conquest Of The Largest Native Empire The New World Has Ever Known. Peru Was Now A Spanish Colony, And The Conquistadors Were Wealthy Beyond Their Wildest Dreams.^ But The Incas Did Not Submit Willingly. A Young Inca Emperor, The Brother Of Atahualpa, Soon Led A Massive Rebellion Against The Spaniards, Inflicting Heavy Casualties And Nearly Wiping Out The Conquerors. Eventually, However, Pizarro And His Men Forced The Emperor To Abandon The Andes And Flee To The Amazon. There, He Established A Hidden Capital, Called Vilcabamba. Although The Incas Fought A Deadly, Thirty-six Year Long Guerrilla War, The Spanish Ultimately Captured The Last Inca Emperor And Vanquished The Native Resistance. The Author Lived In Peru For Five Years And Became Fascinated By The Incas And The History Of The Spanish Conquest. Drawing On Both Native And Spanish Chronicles, He Vividly Describes The Dramatic Story Of The Conquest, With All Its Savagery And Suspense.^ He Also Relates The Story Of The Modern Search For Vilcabamba, Of How Machu Picchu Was Discovered, And Of How A Trio Of Colorful American Explorers Only Recently Discovered The Lost Inca Capital Of Vilcabamba, Hidden For Centuries In The Amazon. This Authoritative, Exciting History Is Among The Most Powerful And Important Accounts Of The Culture Of The South American Indians And The Spanish Conquest. -- From Publisher Description. The Discovery -- A Few Hundred Well-armed Entrepreneurs -- Supernova Of The Andes -- When Empires Collide -- A Roomful Of Gold -- Requiem For A King -- The Puppet King -- Prelude To A Rebellion -- The Great Rebellion -- Death In The Andes -- The Return Of The One-eyed Conqueror -- In The Realm Of The Antis -- Vilcabamba: Guerrilla Capital Of The World -- The Last Of The Pizarros -- The Incas' Last Stand -- The Search For The Lost City Of The Incas -- Vilcabamba Rediscovered -- Epilogue: Machu Picchu, Vilcabamba, And The Search For The Lost Cities Of The Andes. Kim Macquarrie. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 491-495) And Index.
Incas: The Puma's Shadow (Incas, #1)
A sweeping tale of splendor and savagery unfolds as an ancient Incan civilization is haunted by omens, shaken by civil war, shattered by European conquest...and transformed through the power of destin...ed love.Since childhood Anamaya has lived as a captive, waiting to learn how and when she will be offered as a sacrifice. But when the dying emperor, Huayna Capec, summons her, she is granted destiny, not death. Her eyes, as blue as the sacred waters of Lake Titicaca, are a powerful sign that she was sent by Quilla, the Moon Goddess, to ensure the emperor's passage to the Other World — and she is entrusted with the emperor's last words: the secrets of the past and the future of the Incan empire.Anamaya's new role as guardian of the emperor's Sacred-Double plunges her into the intrigues of Incan politics, the complexities of war...and the passions of a handsome Spanish nobleman, Gabriel Montelucar y Flores — a stranger marked with the puma, a symbol of Incan spirituality and power. Traveling with the great conquistador Don Francisco Pizarro, Gabriel hungers for grand adventure, exotic wonders, great wealth, and a new life. The entwined fate he discovers with Anamaya will change both of their worlds forever.Publishers WeeklyWhat Gary Jennings did for the Aztecs, Daniel attempts to do for the Incas. Based on the solid storytelling and lean, vivid prose of this first volume of a proposed trilogy (already a bestseller in France and Italy), he's on the right path. The novel's plot juxtaposes the adventures of two outsiders half a world away from each other but destined to meet: in South America the delicate mystic Anamaya, and in Spain the black sheep nobleman Gabriel Montelucar y Flores. Orphaned when the Incas decimated her tribe, Anamaya lands in the court of the Emperor Huayna Capac as a childhood companion to his spoiled daughter, Inti Palla. Anamaya's unique blue-eyed beauty convinces the emperor that she has been divinely sent. She becomes the guardian of the empire and chief confidante of Huayna Capac and later of his successor, the majestic warrior Atahualpa. Gabriel, meanwhile, endures nearly a year of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Spanish Inquisition. His wealthy father pays for his release, then abruptly disowns him. Gabriel joins the nascent quest of adventurer Francisco Pizarro, who's lured by extravagant tales of Inca gold. Disease and in-fighting are just two of the ills plaguing the expedition. The book's spectacular climax is both an ending and a beginning (not since The Magic Mountain have star-crossed soul mates taken so long to get together); the opening chapter of volume two is included as a tease. Daniel's rich historical detail is in perfect proportion to his narrative, always enhancing and never slowing down the action, which is considerable. This is a robust and well-balanced adventure. (Aug. 6) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Imperium in Imperio
Self-published In 1899 And Sold Door-to-door By The Author, This Classic African-american Novel -- A Gripping Exploration Of Oppression, Miscegenation, Exploitation, And Black Empowerment -- Was A Maj...or Bestseller In Its Day. The Dramatic Story Of A Conciliatory Black Man And A Mulatto Nationalist Who Grow Up In A Racist America And Are Driven To Join A Radical Movement Dedicated To The Creation Of An All-black Nation In Texas, Imperium In Imperio Had A Profound Influence On The Development Of Black Nationalism. --publisher's Description.
Incas: The Gold of Cuzco (Incas, #2)
n this haunting second book of the internationally bestselling Incas trilogy, the Incan empire is threatened by the Conquistadors, whose insatiable hunger for gold will destroy a glorious, ancient civ...ilization -- unless they can be thwarted by a mystic force greater than any army.... Princess Anamaya's hypnotic blue eyes have seen too much. Having guarded the passage of the dying Emperor, she is now chosen by the gods to stand beside the new Emperor and divine the future of the Incan Empire -- a future shadowed by brutal warriors who worship foreign gods. The Conquistadors and their armies seek to enslave the Incas and loot their sacred temples and royal treasuries, despite Anamaya's attempts to foster peace. When it comes to a prize as valuable as Cuzco, the city of the sacred puma, they refuse to heed her warnings. The soldier Gabriel has come among Anamaya's people as a conqueror, but the honorable Spaniard is untainted by his companions' lust for wealth and power. His fascination with the splendor of Anamaya's land, and its ancient heritage, is matched only by the passion he and Anamaya come to share. But when his countrymen push forward in their quest to plunder Cuzco, he is forced to join the battle, leaving Anamaya struggling with divided loyalties and their forbidden love in the wake of this first major confrontation between the Spanish and the Incas. Filled with romance and adventure and colored by the changeless desires that link man and woman throughout the ages, The Gold of Cuzco is a thrilling follow-up to The Puma's Shadow, the first book in the Incas trilogy.
History of the Conquest of Peru
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The Treasure Of The Incas: A Story Of Adventure In Peru
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Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru
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Inca Gold (Choose Your Own Adventure, #85)
Straight lines in the middle of the Peruvian jungle mean one thing: nature altered by man. Are they remnants of a lost Incan city? Or a wild goose chase? An eccentric billionaire, a ruthless archeolog...ist, strange twin tricksters in the middle of the jungle, and Pizarro's mythic Lost City of Gold form a potent and treacherous mix. You will need all your skills and wits to outsmart the adventurers who want to get to the lost Incan treasures before you. If you succeed in finding the secrets of the jungles of Peru, will you leave them there or take them with you?
Incas: The Light of Machu Picchu (Incas, #3)
In this third and final installment of the internationally bestselling INCAS trilogy, the love between an Inca princess and a foreign soldier will alter the destiny of two great civilizations once and... for all.It's been three years since Captain Pizzaro and his conquistadors began their occupation of the Inca empire. With their insatiable appetite for gold, and despite Pizzaro's attempts at peaceful, Christian stewardship, many men have begun burning villages that fail to produce the valuable metal.Meanwhile, the Incas finally unite and prepare for war against their common enemy. Young Manco has reclaimed his rightful place as Emperor, and the beautiful, magical Anamaya is at his side. Yearning for peace, Anamaya's mysterious blue eyes still look to the spirit world for signs. She knows her beloved Gabriel, the Spanish soldier who bears the sacred puma's mark, will play an important role in the future of the Inca empire. But how can she convince Manco and his warriors that Gabriel is different, when they have sworn revenge against all the light-skinned Strangers?The impending conflict will divide our heroes. But, at the critical moment, will Anamaya and Gabriel choose loyalty or love?