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The Goldsmith's Daughter
on 29 June 2009
The Goldsmith's Daughter is a beautifully written book, set in the time of the Aztecs in South America. As the Aztecs are hardly taught at schools today, it is a fascinating read and each detail is extremely interesting. It tells the story of a young girl, who is prophesied at birth to have a terrible future. As she grows up she finds this difficult to live with, especially as her brother is predicted to do great things. She is the daughter of a goldsmith, living in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, and knows that her duties in life must revolve around cooking and cleaning. Soon she discovers, though, that she has a precious gift for making beautiful things and cannot resist helping her father in his workshop. But this proves to be dangerous and with the threat of Spanish invaders, she realises that her world is being turned upside down. A wonderful book that includes romance, mystery and drama. The only bad point is that the book contains a slightly unsatisfactory ending but the whole thing is a very good read, and would be wonderful as a gift.