City of Gold

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
"City of Gold" was inspired by the true story of Francisco Coronado, a 16th Century Spanish conquistador and his determined -- yet desperate -- search for undiscovered treasure in the American Southwest. Travel back in time more than 400 years as this army of explorers, driven by greed and a thirst for glory, encounters mysterious new people and lands.

Table of Contents

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CHAPTERI   MEXICO CITY JULY, 1539   Domingo had never seen the streets of his city more alive. ... Read Chapter

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CHAPTERII   NUEVA GALICIA AUGUST, 1539   Francisco Vásquez de Coronado gazed up above and saw all of his l... Read Chapter

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CHAPTERIII   NUEVA GALICIA SEPTEMBER, 1539   For the past two years, Coronado managed a small gunsmithing s... Read Chapter

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CHAPTERIV   NORTHERN MEXICO FEBRUARY, 1540   Francisco Coronado stopped his horse for a moment and finally ... Read Chapter

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CHAPTERV   NORTHERN MEXICO MARCH, 1540   Each water crossing meant a struggle for the sheep and cattle whic... Read Chapter

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CHAPTERVI   HAWIKUH VILLAGE MAY, 1540   From a distance, the village did not look encouraging. The only... Read Chapter

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CHAPTERVII   HAWIKAH VILLAGE AUGUST, 1540   Sitting inside a dark pueblo, while eating roasted venison and ... Read Chapter

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CHAPTERVIII   TIGUEX VILLAGE NOVEMBER, 1540   The soldiers, slaves and monks were tired and weary. ... Read Chapter

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CHAPTERIX   TIGUEX VILLAGE DECEMBER, 1540   It was in the middle of the night when Francisco bolted... Read Chapter

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CHAPTERX   ARKANSAS RIVER JULY, 1541   The water was like a mirror, with a dense layer of morning f... Read Chapter

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CHAPTERXI   NEW MEXICO DESERT DECEMBER, 1541   The journey back to Mexico City was unbearably slow ... Read Chapter

Epilogue

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EPILOGUE   NUEVA GALICIA FEBRUARY, 1546   The afternoon air was chilly as Francisco Coronado rode t... Read Chapter