The King's Fifth

The King's Fifth

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While awaiting trial for murder and withholding from the king the obligatory fifth of the gold found in Cibola, Esteban, a seventeen-year-old cartographer, recalls his adventures with a band of conquistadors. "The writing is subtly beautiful, often moving, and says more than may be caught in one reading." -- Horn Book

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0618747834
  • 9780618747832
  • 68,150

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"The writing is subtly beautiful, often moving, and says more than may be caught in one reading."

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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. ruthless they may have been, these steel-helmeted young men of Spain, but they lived their lives on the very edge of eternity with style and uncommon courage.

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