What the Wind Brings

What the Wind Brings

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In the mid-1500s, African slaves, shipwrecked on the jungle coast of Ecuador, melded with the indigenous peoples to form a mixed society that outfought and out-thought the conquistadors of Quito, and won their independence.

What the Wind Brings is a Spartacus story, set in the mysterious, deadly rainforests of 16th Century Ecuador. Against all odds, a reluctant young hero rises to lead fellow escaped slaves and indigenous tribes against the might of the Spanish throne to create a new country. Matthew Hughes's outstanding tale unites the beauty of The Mission with a stirring clash of swords, suspense, mysticism, and epic battle strategy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 603g
  • English
  • 1988865166
  • 9781988865164
  • 1,862,658

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"A triumph!" - Cecelia Holland, author of the Corben Loosestrife series

"Sensational!" - Candas Jane Dorsey, author of Black Wine

"What an incredible novelist does well is make a reader see the world from a different perspective. Mr Hughes does an exceptional job of that in this book. What the Wind Brings has ships, slaves, arquebuses, swords, jungles, and monks. It also has a good dose of indigenous magic that plays an integral part of the story. With this book, you will be drenched in humid jungles and steeped in rarified, mountain air while immersed in cultures and histories we should all know more about. A finely researched, detailed story that will touch your heart and make you realise, yet again, that while we may bodily beat each other down, we can't stop our spirits from rising. If I was ever lost in a jungle, I'd want Expectation to find me."

- N.E. White, sffworld.com

"Beautifully immersive and the historical details are incredibly well drawn; the amount of research that went into this is evident on every page. Engrossing and enlightening." - Anwen H

"What a journey you take reading this book. You feel like you are there back in ancient Ecuador, and living out the brutal existence portrayed. I found myself fearing for my life. The spine-tingling, edge-of-your-seat storyline will keep you up all night." - Siouxanne M
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44 ratings
4.41 out of 5 stars
5 55% (24)
4 34% (15)
3 9% (4)
2 2% (1)
1 0% (0)
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