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eBook The Amethyst Ring ePub

by Scott O'Dell

  • ISBN: 0395338867
  • Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Scott O'Dell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (April 1, 1983)
  • Pages: 212
  • ePub book: 1567 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1945 kb
  • Other: lrf lit lrf rtf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 395

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Scott O'Dell (May 23, 1898 – October 15, 1989) was an American author of 26 novels for young people, along with three novels for adults and four nonfiction books.

Scott O'Dell (May 23, 1898 – October 15, 1989) was an American author of 26 novels for young people, along with three novels for adults and four nonfiction books. He wrote historical fiction, primarily, including several children's novels about historical California and Mexico.

The Amethyst Ring book. The Amethsyt Ring" is the final book in Scott O'Dell's Seven Serpents Trilogy which follows the young Julian Escobar as he walks across New Spain during the early years of Spain's conquest of the New World. In book one, "The Captive", Escobar starts off as a wide-eyed seminarian looking to introduce Christianity to the native "savages", but ends up finding a Mayan culture past its prime while innocently (at first, at least) stepping into the role of the returning god Kukulkan.

Relates the adventures of Julian Escobar, a young Spanish student who impersonates a god of the Maya and travels to view the grandeur of the Incan empire.

The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious or are used fictitiously. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended by the author. Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . Box 4410, Naperville, Illinois 60567-4410.

The Spanish Slavers were an ever-present threat to the Navaho way of life. One lovely spring day, fourteen-year-old Bright Morning and her friend Running Bird took their sheep to pasture. What would you do if everyone thought you were a god? Young Julian Escobar is traveling to the New World to spread the gospel to the newly discovered Mayan Empire when a hurricane strikes his ship, scattering its contents to the four winds and leaving Julian as the sole survivor.

Scott O'Dell Books List. Any type of book or journal citing Scott O'Dell as a writer should appear on this list. The Amethyst Ring Scott O'Dell. 22. Kathleen, please come home Scott O'Dell. Below you'll find a Scott O'Dell books list, including published and even unpublished works. The full bibliography of the author Scott O'Dell below includes book jacket images whenever possible. This list is made up of different items, including Island of the Blue Dolphins and Newbery Boxed Se.

The Amethyst Ring by Scott O'Dell is the third and final book in the fictional trilogy started by The Captive and The Feathered Serpent. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Juli�n Escobar, who is impersonating the Maya god Kukulc�n, fights and escapes from a powerful gold hungry conquistador, Hern�n Cort�s. Kukulc�n�s followers captured Rodrigo Perdoza, a bishop carrying a message to Cort�s to detain Juli�n. Juli�n wants to be a priest and asks the bishop.

39 Total Resources 1 Lifetime Achievement Awards 19 Books. Lifetime Achievement Awards 1. Regina Medal Award, 1959-2019. Books by Scott O'Dell 19. Sort by. Number of Resources Number of Awards Book Title Year Published Word Count Reading Level: ATOS® Reading Level: Lexile®. Browse books by Scott O'Dell. Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Relates the adventures of Julian Escobar, a young Spanish student who impersonates a god of the Maya and travels to view the grandeur of the Incan empire

Comments

Tebei Tebei
O'dell does not disappoint with this installment of his series. Confident, well researched writing.
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"The Amethsyt Ring" is the final book in Scott O'Dell's Seven Serpents Trilogy which follows the young Julian Escobar as he walks across New Spain during the early years of Spain's conquest of the New World. In book one, "The Captive", Escobar starts off as a wide-eyed seminarian looking to introduce Christianity to the native "savages", but ends up finding a Mayan culture past its prime while innocently (at first, at least) stepping into the role of the returning god Kukulkan. In book two, "The Feathered Serpent", Escobar embraces his role as a god, while exposing his inner religious and moral conflicts, and then runs right into Hernan Cortes as he marches across Mexico towards his fateful collision with Moctezuma and the Aztecs.

Book three follows Escobar after the initial battles in Tenochtitlan leave Cortes' Spaniards seemingly defeated and Moctezuma dead. Spain has gotten word of Escobar's imitation of Kukulkan and a bishop has been sent to the New World to pass along a message to Cortes to have this "God" arrested. While attempting to legitimize his attempts to convert his "noble savages", Escobar allows this bishop to be sacrificed and steals his ring (his amethyst ring). Escobar can never overcome this artificial ordination and is never able to bring himself to baptize anyone in the New World.

He runs south to avoid Cortes and winds his way to Panama where he runs right into Francsisco Pizarro as he prepares his small army to enter the land of the Inca. O'Dell places Escobar right in the midst of Pizarro's conquest of Peru and the Inca, as he did in "Feathered Serpent" with Cortes and the Aztecs. The key moment of conflict in the war with the Incas was Pizarro and his band of less than 200 soldiers, defeating tens of thousands of Inca at Cajamarca and kidnapping their emperor Atahualpa.

I love the stories of the Spanish Conquest and so these fictionalized accounts, targeted to young adults, are the perfect way to introduce these amazing tales of non-fiction. The book is very well written and easy to read and absorb. The hero has flaws and the story doesn't have a Hollywood ending, which makes the tale all the more compelling and interesting. I highly recommend this book.
Brightcaster Brightcaster
This was the third book of the The Seven Serpents Trilogy [Scott O'Dell]. This book may have been difficult to follow unless you have read the first two. I enjoyed the series, as I love historical fiction. That said, this book was my least favorite of the three. Its mainly a love lost story about our hero trying to find a girl who believes she was wrong by him and his people. Im glad I read it as i had read the first two books, and I needed an ending. My favorite was the first book, but it ends on such a cliffhanger, the follow up books must be read. Throughout the series many characters are introduced, with difficult names, (I listened to the books on CD) and at times its difficult to remember who is who and what their intentions are. All this said, its a fascinating look into the Mayan culture and how they dealt with the invading Spanish. The historical accuracy of the series is excellent with fictional characters interweaving with historical figures. I recommend the series for lovers of historical fiction