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10 thoughts on “Voyage of Strangers

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    When I saw this up for review on Netgalley, I jumped at the chance to review this I couldn t believe my luck when I was approved First off, I have wanted to read a story with Columbus and about his voyages for a very long time while this story does not entirely center on that it still was an amazing read Diego and Rachel made such an impression on me Their story is extraordinary and Diego s duty to protect Rachel and his brotherly love to her is admirable and courageous The adventure they e When I saw this up for review on Netgalley, I jumped at the chance to review this I couldn t believe my luck when I was approved First off, I have wanted to read a story with Columbus and about his voyages for a very long time while this story does not entirely center on that it still was an amazing read Diego and Rachel made such an impression on me Their story is extraordinary and Diego s duty to protect Rachel and his brotherly love to her is admirable and courageous The adventure they embark on is so entertaining and exciting And the danger they face will have you clinching your teeth and holding your breath, waiting to find out what the outcome will be I know.this all sounds rather dramatic, but it is true.I was also really drawn into the setting and period of the story..one feels like they are actually there on the ship and in the first settlements, living the ...


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    Kindle Edition with Audible NarrationWonderful, greatly done historical adventure I empathized with the characters The brother sister relationship was well done and Rachel Raquel reminds me of my own sister I shudder at what Christians of the time perpetrated during this time period in the story, the Spanish Inquisition Good description of the persecution without gratuitousness Why can we not be accepting like...


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    Okay book.Interesting story providing insight into attitudes of Columbus s time Mildly engaging Ending was just a little too tidy for my liking.


  4. says:

    This story was to hard to read i could only read for 10 minutes before I got bored The start before the islands was alotinteresting.


  5. says:

    Love historical fiction This one didn t disappoint


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    Very interestingIt was very interesting It s sad the natives were treated that way Christians can be some of the most cruel people.


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    DifferentThis book, although rich in historical timelines, is written from the viewpoint of a young Jewish man who was a scribe to Columbus on his voyage where he discovers territories for Spain The subjugation and genocide of the native inhabitants perpetrated under his command and by his authority are related The basic theme is the Jewish sailor who mus...


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    VOYAGE OF STRANGERSby Elizabeth ZelvinFrom www.goodreads.comWhat really happened when Columbus discovered America Diego Mendoza, a young Marrano sailor with Columbus, returns from the voyage of discovery to find that his sister Rachel is in danger from the Inquisition as a secret Jew After failing to find safety in Spain, they sail with Admiral Columbus on the second voyage to Hispanio...


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    Three events of great importance occurred in Spain in 1492 First, the armies of Ferdinand and Isabella conquered Granada and flushed the Muslims from Europe Then the monarchs signed the Edict of Expulsion, intended to rid Spain of its Jews And finally, a band of intrepid men set sail with Columbus to seek a new trade route to the orient.It s against this background of events Zelvin has set her entertaining and historically accurate Diego Mendoza stories.All of the men with Columbus had reason Three events of great importance occurred in Spain in 1492 First, the armies of Ferdinand and Isabella conquered Granada and flushed the Muslims from Europe Then the monarchs signed the Edict of Expulsion, intended to rid Spain of its Jews And finally, a band of intrepid men set sail with Columbus to seek a new trade route to the orient.It s against this background of events Zelvin has set her entertaining and historically accurate Diego Mendoza stories.All of the men with Columbus had reason for trepidation, though it was tempered with hope of riches and honors Mendoza has additional reason for worry he s a Jew, a fact known only to Columbus Though Jews had been tolerated even respected in the past, they were now the target of the Inquisition Even those who had converted to Christianity found themselves at risk of torture, exile or even death.The author told the events of the first voyage in two previously published short stories Voyages of Strangers begins on Dec 24, 1492 w...


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    Elizabeth Zevin s YA offering, Voyage of Strangers, is essentially a problem novel But, what problems the inquisition, the conquest and forced conversion of Caribbean natives, and slavery.Set during the time of Columbus voyages to the new world, Voyage of Strangers tells the story of siblings Diego and Rachel and their Taino friend, Hutia, who Diego meets during Columbus first voyage Diego and Rachel come from a family of recursos Jews who publicly live as Christians, but who continue t Elizabeth Zevin s YA offering, Voyage of Strangers, is essentially a problem novel But, what problems the inquisition, the conquest and forced conversion of Caribbean natives, and slavery.Set during the time of Columbus voyages to the new world, Voyage of Strangers tells the story of siblings Diego and Rachel and their Taino friend, Hutia, who Diego meets during Columbus first voyage Diego and Rachel come from a family of recursos Jews who publicly live as Christians, but who continue to practice their faith in private.Diego returns from the first voyage determined to find a way to transfer his sister from ...


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Voyage of Strangers The Year Is 1493, And Young Jewish Sailor Diego Mendoza Has Returned From Columbus S Triumphant First Voyage With Tales Of Lush Landscapes, Rivers Running With Gold, And Welcoming Locals But Back Home In Spain, Diego Finds The Inquisition At Its Terrifying Peak And He Must Protect His Spirited Sister, Rachel, From Betrayal And Death Disguising Herself As A Boy, Rachel Sneaks Onto Columbus S Second Expedition, Bound For The New Lands They Call The Indies As The Spaniards Build Their First Settlements And Search For Gold, Diego And Rachel Fall In Love With The Place, People, And Customs Still Forced To Hide Their Religious Faith And Rachel S True Identity, The Brother And Sister Witness The Spaniards Devastation Of The Island In Their Haste To Harvest Riches.This Unflinching Look At Columbus S Exploration And Its Terrible Cost To The Native Taino People Introduces Two Brave Youths Who Valiantly Struggle Against The Inevitable Destruction Of Paradise.Revised Edition This Edition Of Voyage Of Strangers Includes Editorial Revisions.