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Feathered Serpent

A Novel of the Mexican Conquest
A novel by

The triumphant, controversial life of the Aztec woman Malinali is one of the great and enduring legends of Mexico. A high-born Mexica heiress, she was sold into slavery as a child, and it was as a slave of the Maya that she met the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. To her, and many of the Mexica, Cortés, with his growing beard and pale skin, was Feathered Serpent, the god whose return to earth foretold the end of Montezuma's fabled empire. The daughter of a prophet, Malinali knew her fate lay with Feathered Serpent and his invaders. To this day she is reviled as a traitor by Mexico's native people, but is also honored as a heroine and symbolic mother of a mixed-race nation. This is her story—and the story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, which for better or worse changed the Americas forever. In Feathered Serpent, Colin Falconer brings the Aztec empire to life in blazing color and gives voice to the incomparable Malinali, who transcended her role as Cortés's translator and consort to become a fiery agent of history against all odds.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Feathered Serpent: A Novel of the Mexican Conquest
Author(s): Colin Falconer
ISBN: 1-4352-9837-3 / 978-1-4352-9837-8 (USA edition)
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December 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: Feathered Serpent
Author(s): Colin Falconer
ISBN: 0-609-61029-5 / 978-0-609-61029-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

September 2003 : USA Paperback

Title: Feathered Serpent: A Novel of the Mexican Conquest
Author(s): Colin Falconer
ISBN: 1-4000-4957-1 / 978-1-4000-4957-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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