The Seven Serpents Trilogy: The Captive; The Feathered Serpent; The Amethyst Ring
Containing all 3 tales of the distinguished Scott O'Dell trilogy for the 1st time in a single quantity! comprises all 3 books:
The Feathered Serpent
The Amethyst Ring
What could you do if each person suggestion you have been a god?
younger Julian Escobar is touring to the recent global to unfold the gospel to the newly found Mayan Empire while a typhoon moves his send, scattering its contents to the 4 winds and leaving Julian because the sole survivor. After suffering ashore, he encounters a tender Mayan girl who's surprised at his presence.
quickly he learns why. Centuries in the past the fair-skinned Mayan god Kukulcan—the Feathered Serpent—sailed away with the promise that in the future he may go back. along with his very existence at stake, Julian does the unbelievable: he starts to impersonate this lower back god.
within the church of San Gil, prior to los angeles Macarena, Virgin of wish. She was once the professional tectress of bullfighters—a matador might by no means give some thought to going close to a hoop with out her blessing. i used to be elderly twelve and had no considered ever battling a bull, yet I had buddies who did give it some thought. I went with them to kneel ahead of her on a Sunday morning, pretending that i used to be a matador and had come right here sooner than all of my harmful corridas. l. a. Macarena wore helpful jewels in her hair and round her neck and on her.
within the wind. For a second, as a wave lifted us heavenward, i presumed that he used to be approximately to swim again towards where the send had long gone down, now marked by means of the pinnacle a part of her mainmast. I shouted his identify, shouted it two times, shouted it a 3rd time. even if he heard my voice or no longer, the stallion grew to become his head clear of the damage. He swam after me as I struggled towards the island, over towering waves that sped me alongside, via shal lows, and eventually tumbled me upon the shining seashore.
Him round back, I made a step with my palms and boosted her up. She took the reins, and stale we went in the course of the meadow, with me protecting tight to the tether rope. Arabian stallions are light and affectionate, a lot gentler than usual stallions. actual to the breed, Bravo acted as though he and the lady have been previous acquaintances. I don’t recognize what Ceela felt, other than that she sat smiling, together with her skirts pulled as much as her thin knees, and held the reins like a formal horsewoman. As for me, I approximately walked.
Than my arm, looped alongside the floor like tentacles, as though to find whatever to know and throttle, be it stone or human. past the backyard used to be an enormous, weather-stained edifice outfitted upon an oblong platform two times my top. An open terrace that ran alongside its aspects used to be reached by way of a flight of stairs bordered via damaged columns. bushes driven up wildly during the terrace stones and creepers climbed the partitions, which as soon as have been blood purple yet over the centuries had pale to a sickly.
the folk, yet there will be no harvest within the fall and within the spring no seed to plant. I prayed at evening whilst I went to mattress and at sunrise whilst I rose. To no avail. The drought went on and deepened. In desperation I despatched out a decision for everybody to come back and pray to God, the Lord chiefly, above Itzamná and Ix Chel and Xipe Totec. Their souls, in the event that they had souls, have been steeped in darkness. no matter if God might pay attention them i didn't recognize. He had now not heard me. He was once as deaf as Xipe Totec. yet in His.