The King's Fifth
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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 Bookshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0618747834
  • 9780618747832
  • 84,578

Review quote

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

Back cover copy

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.show more

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1,251 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (396)
3 29% (361)
2 10% (124)
1 4% (53)
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