The Amethyst Ring (The Seven Serpents Trilogy #3)
by Scott O'Dell
Spanish seminarian Juli?n Escobar, known to the Mayas as Lord Kukulc?n and worshipped as a god, witnesses the fall of the Mayan and Incan civilizations with the coming of Cort's and Pizarro.
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published April 1st 1983 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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Jul 07, 2010 Jason Golomb rated it 4 of 5 stars
"The Amethsyt Ring" is the final book in Scott O'Dell's Seven Serpents Trilogy which follows the young Julian Escobar as he walks across New Spain during the early years of Spain's conquest of the New World. In book one, "The Captive", Escobar starts off as a wide-eyed seminarian looking to introduce Christianity to the native "savages", but ends up finding a Mayan culture past its prime while innocently (at first, at least) stepping into the role of the returning god Kukulkan. In book two, "The...more
Scott O'Dell (May 23, 1898 – October 16, 1989) was an American children's author who wrote 26 novels for youngsters, along with three adult novels and four nonfiction books. He was most famously the author of the children's novel Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960), which won the 1961 Newbery Medal as well as a number of other awards. Other award winning books by O'Dell include The King's Fifth (19...moreMore about Scott O'Dell...