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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Book Review: The King's Fifth

Summary: In this deeply affecting novel Scott O’Dell envelops the reader in the heroic world of the conquistadors—a world that is at once somber and many-colored. Though they may have been ruthless, these steel-helmeted young men of Spain lived their lives on the very edge of eternity with style and uncommon courage.

Thoughts: Scott O'Dell is a good writer, he really works you into a historical time period with masterful ease. His writing is easy to follow and his books are usually short enough to be quick reads.
 Unfortunately, like with most of his books, it's usually difficult for me to connect in any way with his withdrawn characters. I actually enjoyed most of the cast in this book and, even though they didn't make a lasting impression, liked the story nonetheless.
 The plot was unique and gripping, all about the Spanish adventurers, gold, Indians, and danger. A really good read for the historical setting alone.

Content: Violence, the Spanish are depicted as treating the Indians brutally in this book there are many bloody fights though nothing is explained graphically. A few instances of D*** but most of the cursing is in Spanish. 
All in all a nice and quick historical read for most ages.

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