Daughter of the Sun

Barbara Wood, Author . St. Martin’s Griffin $13.95 (453p) ISBN 978-0-312-36368-0

The prolific and bestselling Wood (The Blessing Stone ) explores life in the pre-Columbian Americas in this evocative historical romance. Hoshi’tiwa, a beautiful and gifted young Aztec potter of rain jars, is violently uprooted from her village by the dominant Toltec tribe and taken to Center Place, a distant trade and administrative hub suffering through a severe drought. Charged with making a jar that will bring rain to the Toltecs, Hoshi’tiwa captivates her captors: even Lord Jakál, the Toltec leader, finds himself drawn to her. Others feel threatened and plot to eliminate her: Lady White Orchid, a wealthy and influential aristocrat, hopes to marry Jakál herself. Xikli, captain of the elite Jaguar military unit, hopes to use the drought to stage a coup. As Hoshi’tiwa struggles with conflicted feelings for Jakál, she undertakes an arduous journey of discovery. Wood spins a passionate, well-crafted tale of forbidden love that evokes a time and place that exist as much in myth as fact. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 05/28/2007
Release date: 09/01/2007
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