[E–pub Free] (Maya Lord) AUTHOR John Coe Robbins
L that I learned something about that time period and the culture without being bored r lectured to It is amazing what the Spaniards did to the Maya people and all in the name The Beloved Scoundrel of Christianity I look forward tour book club meeting where the author is supposed to be present as he is a friend Downcanyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon ofne Il Barça of the members I thought that Createspace produces Horrorsnlyand this story will be made into a movie which will be directed by Roland Emmerich Maya Lord is the engrossing story Italian Phrase Book of two 16th C Spanish shipwreck survivors who are enslaved by the Maya Jeronimo a friar holds fast to his faith while Gonzalo a sailor cannly be described as going nativeThis book is "BASED ON REAL PEOPLE AND TRUE "on real people and true Robbin has Lovesong (Green Creek obviously researched the period people and cultures about which he writes but never comes across as pedanticr preachy Instead he seamlessly weaves facts and information into the mens storiesThe book spans almost twelve years during which time Jeronimo and Gonzalo s circumstances diverge rather drastically before they meet again in the book s dramatic climaxMaya Lord is not for the faint The Countess of heart with its brutally accurate descriptionsf warfare and human sacrifice However it shines #a bright light Gully Dirt: On Exposing the Klan, Raising a Hog, and Escaping the South on a fascinating culture and really should not be missedHighly recommendedCongratulations to the authorn being a finalist #bright light Kelttiläistarinoita on a fascinating culture and really should not be missedHighly recommendedCongratulations to the authorn being a finalist the Global eBook Awards Maya Lord by John Coe Robbins is novel f historical fiction based n the lives Uomini ad Auschwitz: Storia del più famigerato campo di sterminio nazista of Gonzalo Guerrero a soldier and the priest Geronimo de Aguilar two Spaniards who were shipwrecked in the early 16th century in what is now Mexico and were captured by the Mayan people The book s plot revolves around how each deals with their captivity The story is told in the contextf the slow but inexorable encroachment Roma Noir of Spanish Conuistadorsn Central AmericaRobbins A History of the Crusades, Volumes I, II and III (Boxed Set) obviously knows his subject and does a very good jobf moving the tale forward at a good pace Having recently finished Oliver Potzsch s abysmal The Hangman s Daughter it was a joy to read a novel that kept me firmly rooted in time and placeAs I mentioned above the two main characters Love is the Enemy of the book adapt to their new reality in different ways Agui. Inds himself cast awayn an unknown shore in the New World A fierce tribe enslaves him and the ther Spaniards in his small party With little hope for escape this brilliant and pragmatic adventurer searches for a way to advance in a strange new culture Jeronimo lost in the shipwreck with Gonzalo this uncompromising priest. I assumed this was a novel with made up characters #In Real Historical Times Keeping To Fact On The Big #real historical times keeping to "FACT ON THE BIG PLACES AND " on the big places and but totally fabricating the characters But the cover implies that all the people were real and so does an internet search So I was wrong but I don t think that would have changed my pinion He seems to have done "A Great Job The Details Of Daily Life Are So "great job The details Galileo of daily life are so very detailed that it reads like a volumef history And that I fear is my problemHistorians love history and Oglinda salvata of course they want to cram in all the facts they can uncover Here s a couplef fact filled examples They walked among palaces f magnificent stone and cedar with great rooms and courts covered by awnings f woven cloth The buildings were shining with lime and decorated with different kinds Nemico of stonework and paintings Countless multitudesf men women and children stood in the streets and Cannella e polvere da sparo on the rooftopsr sat in canoes n the canals to see themAnd He walked through gardens with a myriad f red white and yellow flowers blooming trees and ponds Every House Needs a Balcony: A Novel of fresh water with an arrayf colorful fish There was an aviary with every from f bird he had ever seen in this land and Everything was built f stone and plastered including baths walkways and the large DOGA AST open rooms where Montezuma s entertainers danced and sangI liked reading this and I m not saying the book isverloaded with detail for example he didn t list every color and type Poems (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) of fish I was just about the right balancef description dialog action and reflection for my tastes but I expect some people will say it should have had detailBut my issue ishe writes like a historian Historians cultivate a certain degree Bleach, Volume 05 of emotional reserve between themselves and their subjects It s necessary I guess to keep things accurate but it left me cold I liked the people I understood their struggles but I didn t feel their strugglesSo maybe not a great story but definitely a great history Interesting read I was a little apprehensive about reading this when it was selected as a book club read I was leery that it would read too much like a textbook However it was actually uite thepposite I found it interesting and fee. The dramatic story Gather Together in My Name 1ST Edition of the first Europeans to encounter the Maya civilization in 1511 Basedn actual people and events this exotic historical novel follows driven characters as they chart conflicting courses through a tumultuous world unlike anything they could ever have imagined Gonzalo shipwrecked in a violent storm he Lar holds true to his identity as a Spaniard and a Christian He survives years f slavery by working hard placing his faith in God and attempting to spread the Word to the Mayan s who much to his disbelief are as eually devoted to their "gods as he is to hisGonzalo Guerrero n the ther hand survives by assimilating and thriving in his "as he is to hisGonzalo Guerrero n the ther hand survives by assimilating and
thriving in his surroundings This results in something I really enjoyed about the book the tug f war between Aguilar and in his surroundings This results in something I really enjoyed about the book the tug f war between Aguilar and The former attempts to serve as the latter s conscience reminding Guerrero that he is giving his soul ver to savages who practice human sacrifice to in the name f a devilish religion Guerrero though
a soldier and has served a long time the New World He knows full well what the Spaniards have done to the indigenous peoples in the name f religionThe book is well written and the author tells his tale from the very personal viewpoints The Art of Teaching the Bible: A Practical Guide for Adults of Aguilar and Guerrero It s unfortunate that toward the endf the book we lose this perspective and the story becomes an Gaudi overviewf Cortez s conuest The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2 of Mexico I wish Robbins had made the book longer to fully fleshut these important events from the viewpoint Astrología para principiantes of his two main charactersWhile Guerrero isbviously the book s chief protagonist I thought the passages describing Aguilar s struggle were effective Guerrero certainly does think about Spain and the life he left behind there but it seems he slips a little too easily into his newly found identity as a Mayan warrior His inner conflict seems minimal and his primary motivation for going native is to go along to get alongThough Maya Lord doesn t hold a candle to Gary Jenning s Aztec admittedly I m a bit biasedAztec is Amen: what prayer can mean in a world beyond belief onef my favorite books I enthusiastically recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a good fictional account No Puedo Perderte of this time and place Naturally I rate this book as a 5 star since I added it to Goodreads as the author Forbjective reviews you can search Maya Lord In Every Heartbeat on where there are currently several reader reviewsr look at comments by The Seraphim Code other authors at wwwjohncoerobbinscom An internet searchable newspaper review will appear in late Septemberf 2011 in the Fort Worth Star Telegramjc. Rejects Maya ways holds fast to his beliefs and remains a slave Like his fellow survivor he is convinced he is the better man for his choice Ix Zazil the spirited and independent daughter f a powerful chieftain she finds herself surprisingly drawn to a strange foreigner who has been thrust into her life from another worl.
IS A SOLDIER AND HAS SERVED A LONG TIME