This book is a gripping tale set against the backdrop of colonial Latin America. The narrative is filled with power struggles, conflict, and the quest for justice. The protagonist, Juana a strong, assertive, and caring individual, navigates through these challenges, standing up against oppression and fighting for her family’s safety. The book is a vivid portrayal of resistance and survival, with characters that are both relatable and inspiring. – Amazon Review
“An epic historical tale of revolution, change, and loss in a spellbinding land.” – (Independent Book Review)
In Alto Perú in 1813, Juana Azurduy is a wife, mother, and farmer who is trying to keep her family safe from the rising tides of the South American Revolutionary Wars.
A confrontation with a Spanish platoon Commander crushes her hopes for peace, making her and her family targets.
She is forced to leave her life and home behind, reluctantly becoming the symbol of Pachamama for the Aymara people and their cause for independence.
And forcing her to choose between staying and fighting or fleeing to protect her children.
Goethe Award finalist 2022.
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“Children of Kings” is an exceptional historical narrative, immersing readers in the seldom-explored South American Revolution. Juana Azurduy, a farmer turned reluctant heroine, provides an emotional core to this thrilling tale set in Bolivia and Argentina’s beautiful yet harsh landscapes. The novel masterfully blends intense action sequences and quiet, introspective moments, leading to a balanced, engaging narrative. Its Western feel and cinematic quality enhance the reading experience, creating vivid and memorable scenes. -Amazon Review