le 2 mars 2016
but disappointed. Is it a historical novel or a well researched narrative? I found it confusing because I study pre-Spanish Peruvian civilizations, and I ended up mixed up, not knowing what has really happened.
Also, I often lost the notion of time, the author doesn't know how to give a good picture of the difficulties of travel, fighting and survival in such a vast and inhospitable environment. And where did the Spaniards find all the soldiers they claimed to have, when they first arrived with 150, as the author says. I mean, Spain is a long way away, And the ammunition, guns, horses, and supplies. And the fact it takes more than one minute to reload a blunderbuss. Come to think of it, 2 stars would have been enough. Must be my Inca blood, trusting the appearances, which led to the end of the Inca reign.
To conclude, read the book if you dont care about the litterary style, the truth, and at the expense of being bored most of the time with the description of the no doubt fat beautifull `sheilahs.