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  • ISBN: 9781439153901 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 1439153906 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 9781439153932 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    483 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books ; Pocket Books, c2012.

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Summary, etc.: Black Shell is an exile, banished by his people for his cowardice in battle. To his fearsome patron spirit, Horned Serpent, however, he is imbued with the courage and keenness to stop the Kristiano onslaught. He and his beautiful wife Pearl Hand have fought them from the Florida Peninsula through the very heart of native America. A trader by profession, Black Shell now dedicates his soul to destroying the invaders, with their impenetrable armor, their swift, enormous cabayos, and their flashing, razor-sharp swords. Black Shell and Pearl Hand have seen the shackled, naked, starving slaves, heard the broken promisesand learned de Sotos plans. While the battle of Mabila cost many Kristianos life and limb, the marauder does not retreat. Now he heads for Chicaza and the people from which Black Shell was once exiled. Wounded and pursued by memories and visions, Black Shell is obsessed with setting the perfect trap. To do so, he must use the Chicaza and their stockpiles of food and supplies. And he must gamble everything on his peoples pride, traditions, and failings. As winter sets in, new dangers abound for the pairthat of a familys shame, a womans anger, and a betrayal that may force Black Shell to forfeit his last chance to save their world from utter destruction. But, worst of all, he and Pearl Hand must walk boldly into de Sotos camp and engage the cunning monster in a desperate game of wits that will decide the fate of a continent.
Subject: Soto, Hernando de -- ca. 1500-1542 -- Fiction
Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans -- Fiction
Avarice -- Fiction
Discoveries in geography -- Fiction
Southern States -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish -- Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Topic Heading: Aboriginal
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