Dos Santos is a captivating story set in the earliest days of the Spanish conquest of the Caribbean island that would eventually be called Puerto Rico. Back in the days when the local Taíno people called their homeland Borikén, the newly arrived Spaniards named the island San Juan Bautista. There, two vastly different cultures met in a struggle that would help define a new people. In the midst of that struggle one man set out to find a place for himself and fulfill his dreams. Taking risks to change his destiny he found the life he sought, and the love he didn’t know he needed, in an unexpected place….among the Taínos. His new life exposed the differences between Taínos and Spaniards and challenged his beliefs and loyalties. Dos Santos is set within a carefully researched historical backdrop. This book will give the reader a rare glimpse into the life of the lost Taíno culture, while retracing a fascinating chapter in the early Spanish conquest of the new world.
About the Author: Fernando de Aragon
Fernando de Aragon: Born and raised in Puerto Rico, de Aragon now lives in Ithaca, NY. The author has had a life long interest in nature and history, particularly the early days of the Spanish conquest of Puerto Rico and the period of interaction with the indigenous Taíno population. This interest is reflected in Dos Santos, which incorporates much of what he has learned researching the history of that time period. One of the main purposes of Dos Santos is to present the readers with the events and conditions in the island of Borikén in the early 1500's in what is, hopefully, an entertaining and engaging format.
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