Author: Edward Rickford
Title: The Serpent and the Eagle
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
The Serpent and the Eagle is Edward Rickford’s debut, a first book in a planned trilogy about the Spanish conquest of the Mexica (Aztec) empire. The topic of Hernán Cortés’ bloody and ambitious subjugation of the biggest New World empire of the time is a very interesting one, and I was eager to read the fictionalized account of his endeavors, especially balanced, as was the case here, by the Mexica perspective.
If I were to describe The Serpent and the Eagle in one word, it would be “earnest”. It is indeed a very earnest book, a work of undeniable effort and knowledge, and a clear passion for the topic.