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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  217 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Paperback, 456 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Grijalbo (first published 2009)
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Juan Carlos Muñoz
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Interesting how the author takes a legend about a legend and turns it into a novel. King Quetzalcoatl was a legendary character who even became one of the most popular gods in Mesoamerica, and some people believe he was actually of European origin.
Playing with this idea, the author creates a feasible story of how that might have happened in an entertaining way.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it did not like it
Terrible book, the writing style is horrible, not well researched at all. Although it is possible that Quetzalcoatl was a Viking, there is no proof of that. Both main characters are annoying and childish. The narrative in present and first person sounds fake and unbelievable. And the fact that you can find the word "Toltecland" and "father" referring to a Quetzalcoatl priest shows the lack of research and true understanding of the old cultures of Mexico. This is not a historic novel, but just a ...more
Svrgi Martell
Aug 03, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book is full of scenes that suggest the writer was afraid of losing the reader's attention.

Kind of boring.
Oscar Bücheler De Pavía
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Buena mezcla entre la cultura vikinga y las culturas prehispánicas, vale la pena!!!
Oct 31, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very mediocre book. It took me an effort to open it every time that I wanted to continue reading. Anyway I gave it a chance. I'm quite disappointed
Anaelisab Balderrama
El libro habla sobre la hipótesis de que Quetzalcoatl habría de ser un vikingo naufragó en tierras de Norteamérica, se desarrolla en el año 1000, en este viaje solo sobreviven Ari y su esclavo Melkolf.
Los toltecas al ver a Ari un hombre blanco con pelo rojo, creen que es el dios que han estado esperando, y lo llaman Quetzalcoatl, a este mismo lo sirven de mujeres y comodidades.
A la muerte de Mixcoatl; Quetzalcoatl toma posesion y se convierte en rey... Y lean el libro porque sino se los cuento t
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una buena novela histórica que trata de como la divinidad Quetzalcoatl pudo ser en realidad un vikingo con base en datos bibliográficos que hacen una hipótesis relativamente sólida al respecto. Independientemente de la certeza o veracidad de la hipótesis el libro es un muy buen vehículo para el acercamiento a la historia prehispánica de México y que sirve para entender puntos acerca de la ideología e idiosincracia tolteca, totonaca, maya y los inicios de la azteca que basaron su poderío en una t ...more
Martin Hernandez
La escritora, que también es geógrafa e historiadora, trató en su tesis de doctorado sobre los orígenes de Quetzalcoatl, y de ahí derivo esta novela donde enlaza hábilmente las hipótesis que dicen que el dios tolteca en realidad fue un náufrago vikingo que, empujado por un huracán, llegó a costas mexicanas alrededor del año 1000. Aunque la novela no me parece muy rigurosa, y por eso no la coloco en el estante de "Novelas Históricas", si es bastante entretenida.
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting point of view about how it could happen....
Although it looks like some scenes are just there to keep you interested in, they're not that relevant...
Historical (as well as geographical) research is great!!!
Aldo Medina mares
Muy buena historia, muy buena narrativa. Definitivamente es un excelente libro.
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Im in love with Ary
Dec 01, 2012 rated it liked it
La traducción al español no me gustó. Es un poco lento.
Aug 07, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though the hypothesis is not new, has some references to vikings writings. Entertaining book.
Felipe Sanchez
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Una novela muy mala para una historia tán rica. Lo único que vale la pena es el epílogo.
Dec 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Interesting point of view and history of the mexican God
Miguel Angel
Aug 03, 2013 rated it liked it
es bueno aunque debo admitir que lo que me pareció más interesante fue el epílogo jaja
Dante Loza
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excelente novela
Aug 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simplemente increible. De mis libros favoritos. // Simply amazing. Of my favorite books.
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Lucie Dufresne was born in 1951 in Trois-Rivières between two rivers: the St-Lawrence and the Saint-Maurice. Too many holy names. At age 19, she bought a farm in the Apalachians, along rural route 4, in Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, with four hippies who lacked financial means but did have daring ideas. She familiarizes herserlf with organic farming, goat raising, beekeeping and barn construction. At t ...more
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