Before you were even born, the Inca conquered your village. Ever since the eleventh Inca emperor died seven years ago, your dad has been forced to fight in the civil war.
Now, the war is finally over. The winner, Atahualpa, is on his way to the capital to become emperor, and you hope to see your dad again soon.
You and your older brother are fishing one day when you see what look like floating houses on the sea. When they reach the shore, you realize they are huge boats with strange, tall people on them. They have pale skin, and they wear clothing from their feet to their necks. You don’t know it yet but these tall strangers have come from Spain, and they will change everything about your life.
In less than a year, the Inca emperor is dead, and those pale people from the big ships have taken over everything. Many people in your village have died, either from the strangers' guns or from the diseases they brought. You and your family have to work hard for them, and they even make you practice their religion. Your dad never made it home from the war. You thought life under the Inca was hard, but now things are way, way worse.