The Gold Eaters

The Gold Eaters

by Ronald Wright


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“Utterly irresistible…The Gold Eaters is truly the gold standard to which all fiction — historical and otherwise — should aspire.” — Buzzfeed

A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of conquest and resistance, and of an enduring love that must overcome the destruction of one empire by another.

Kidnapped at sea by conquistadors seeking the golden land of Peru, a young Inca boy named Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances. Forced to become Francisco Pizarro's translator, he finds himself caught up in one of history's great clashes of civilzations, the Spanish invasion of the Incan Empire of the 1530s. To survive, he must not only learn political gamesmanship but also discover who he truly is, and in what country and culture he belongs. Only then can he be reunited with the love of his life and begin the search for his shattered family, journeying through a land and a time vividly depicted here.

Based closely on real historical events, The Gold Eaters draws on Ronald Wright’s imaginative skill as a novelist and his deep knowledge of South America to bring alive an epic struggle that laid the foundations of the modern world.

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ISBN-13: 9780399576058
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,118,840
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Novelist and historian Ronald Wright is the award-winning author of ten books published in 16 languages and more than 40 countries. His first novel, A Scientific Romance, won the David Higham Prize for Fiction and was chosen a book of the year by The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and the Sunday TimesA Short History of Progress, his CBC Massey Lectures, won the Libris Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year and inspired Martin Scorsese's 2011 film Surviving Progress. Wright’s other books include Stolen Continents and Time Among the Maya.  He lives on Canada’s west coast.

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