Seven Cities of Gold

  • Title: Seven Cities of Gold
  • Author: David Moles
  • ISBN: 9781848630840
  • Page: 144
  • Format: None
  • Seven Cities of Gold There s a lot packed into David Moles s dense brilliant alternative history novella Seven Cities of Gold Mayan mythology New World American folklore a re imagining of Conrad s Heart of Darkness and
    There s a lot packed into David Moles s dense, brilliant alternative history novella Seven Cities of Gold Mayan mythology, New World American folklore, a re imagining of Conrad s Heart of Darkness and Coppola s Apocalypse Now , a meditation on the disasters of the last decade Iraq and Katrina as well as the numerous geopolitical upheavals of many decades before There sThere s a lot packed into David Moles s dense, brilliant alternative history novella Seven Cities of Gold Mayan mythology, New World American folklore, a re imagining of Conrad s Heart of Darkness and Coppola s Apocalypse Now , a meditation on the disasters of the last decade Iraq and Katrina as well as the numerous geopolitical upheavals of many decades before There s also a complete re imagining of religion as it is currently perceived by Western audiences here Islam and Buddhism are the religions of the power elite while Christianity occupies a literal and figurative backwater.

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    1. Rating: 4.75* of fiveThis is a novella of alternative history, starting from the Point of Departure (from our own timeline) in 714CE. The author posits that seven Christian bishops, fleeing the all-conquering armies of the Caliphate, took ship from Oporto, Portugal, and flung themselves over the edge of the world into the mouth of the Acuamagna, or as we call it, the Mississippi.A millennium and a half of idiot sectarian/colonial warfare ensues. (People are, after all, people, and we do *so* lov [...]

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    2. Alt-history. Well written, to be sure, like all of David's stuff, but everything's a bit opaque. Felt like it was sliced from something larger.

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    3. Nakada is a military doctor on a special mission. After the detonation of a bomb with thousands of victims she is sent to cure the leader of the group who is suspected to be responsible for it. The prose of David Moles is rich and beautiful, he has created a unique world with struggling religious powers. It's easy to feel sympathy with the main character Nakada and during the course of events the reader learns how torn she is. Her voyage is much more than a simple mission.The end was a small dis [...]

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    4. I borrowed this from Confluence recently. It's a beautifully written book with a lyrical quality that one doesn't often find in prose.I jumped straight in to the story, skipping the explanatory note at the beginning. Possibly I would have found the story easier to understand in terms of geopolitical stuff if I had read it first. Also, I would have liked for this book to have had a map so that I had a clearer idea of the geography and whereabouts events were taking place. As it is I found the sto [...]

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    5. Great writing but just too ambitious story for the length making a mess of the execution as plot/world building go; a novel would be great in the same setting, but the novella goes nowhere trying to cram too much into too little space

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