The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Paperback Book

The Royal Hunt of the Sun Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



In the rich, humid air of sixteenth-century Peru, Atahuallpa, the Sun-God King, meets Pizarro the Conquistador, representative of the Spanish Empire at its most insatiable.

While the Inca King is convinced of his own immortality, the Spaniard is cynical and greedy, leading to a collision of power and authority.

Soon both men are locked in a struggle for survival; one of them must die and the survivor must face mortality, and the terrible truth of the world he lives in.

Moving and atmospheric, The Royal Hunt of the Sun is an unforgettable drama of pride, empire and the conquest of bodies and souls.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780141188881



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