Scott O'Dell | Critical Essay by Francis X. Jordan

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In The Feathered Serpent, Scott O'Dell … gives us the second installment of his chronicle set in old Mexico and dealing with the adventures of Julian Escobar, a young Spanish seminarian. In the sequence's first book, The Captive, Julian, after being cast away among the Maya, by chance assumed the role of their god, Kukulcan. The Feathered Serpent tells us of Julian's subsequent attempts to restore a Mayan city to its former splendor and gives us his eyewitness account of Hernán Cortés' momentous meeting with Moctezuma.

O'Dell skillfully avoids the double-barrelled problem confronting authors of multi-volumed chronicles. He manages to allude to The Captive in ways that will neither bore those who have read it nor alienate those who haven't. Furthermore, he concludes the present book at a natural pause in Escobar's...

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