Another great book review for Lori Eshleman’s Pachacuti. If you love history or historical fiction you’ll love this novel. “It is an engaging read solidly grounded in historical authenticity and animated by expert storytelling.”
This is interesting: Ancient Mayan Tablet with Hieroglyphics Honors Lowly King – Yahoo News.
The San Fransisco Book Review offers a compelling review of Lori Eshleman’s Pachacuti. Jason Lang writes: “Pachacuti is a gloriously written book that brings the mix of cultures in a small city in the heart of South America alive. Marvelously detailed, with characters that are endlessly torn between their people, their pasts, and their obligations. It is perfect reading for a long, slow rainy day, where you can take your time and revel in the texture and color that has been set out for you.”
I highly recommend it, especially if you like historical fiction.
I know that many of you enjoy historical novels, therefore I would like to recommend Lori Eshleman’s Pachacuti: World Overturned. The novel is set in the eighteenth-century Kingdom of Quito (now Ecuador), at the time the Spanish Empire was on the decline thus raising the hopes of the indigenous population for a Pachacuti (“world-turning” in the Quichua language). Having spent a lot of time in Ecuador, Eshleman is able to capture the spirit of the peoples of Quito.
She wants her readers “to have an unforgettable experience: to be drawn into the hopes, passions, friendships, betrayals and spiritual seeking of the characters. To be enthralled by the rich setting – full of plants, animals, fog, and volcanoes – and the fascinating South American myths and legends the novel relates.” You won’t be disappointed!
If you’re interested please read her interview at ASU Magazine.
This is freaky! Anthropologists discovered a sixteenth-century skeleton that had ovarian teratoma. What’s ovarian teratoma? Kristina Killgrove explains that it is a “modern medical term coined from the ancient Greek words for ‘monstrous tumor,’ a teratoma usually presents as a cyst composed of multiple types of cells. This essentially means that a teratoma can grow into a variety of different tissues, including bone, teeth, hair, and organs.” Apparently it’s common today!
Read the entire article with close up pictures of the “teeth” here: