Today is Read em Yet Wednesday – I missed the last time 😦 but however I’m back on track and ready to participate. Today’s author is Scott O’Dell.
I personally have never read any of his books but the moment I’ve read that he wrote historical fiction I immediately went to my library website to see what books we have available from him. I found one that caught my eye!
It’s called The King’s Fifth (read description below)
In this deeply affecting novel Scott O’Dell envelops the reader in the heroic world of the conquistadors—a world that is at once somber and many-colored. Though they may have been ruthless, these steel-helmeted young men of Spain lived their lives on the very edge of eternity with style and uncommon courage. (from Amazon.ca)
Anything to do with Conquistadors has to be interesting so I’m definitely picking this book up. Thanks to Veronika for letting me know (again!) on another good author.
Note: I also took out The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. I couldn’t get past it 😦 it did not grab my attention so therefore I returned it back to the library. Oh well. There’s other books by her so I’m going to give her another try next time.