Before you were even born, the Inca conquered your village. Seven years ago, the eleventh Inca emperor died, and ever since, your dad has been forced to fight in the civil war.
Now the war is over, and the winner, Atahualpa, is headed to the capital to become emperor. You hope to see your dad soon.
One day, while fishing with your older brother, you see what look like floating houses on the sea. When they reach the shore, you see they are huge boats. Strange, tall people emerge. They are pale and wrapped in clothing from their feet to their necks. You don’t know it, but these strangers have come from Spain, and they will change everything.
Within a year, the Inca emperor is dead, and those pale people have taken over everything. Their guns and diseases have killed many people in your village. You and your family have to work hard for them, and they even force you to practice their religion. Your dad never made it home from the war. You thought life under the Inca was hard, but things are even worse now.