For many centuries the islands of Haiti and Borik�n had been home to the Taino people, the peace-loving inhabitants of the Greater Antilles whose carefree society led Columbus to believe that he had stumbled across the earthly paradise that stirred the imagination of most fifteenth-century Europeans � until he and the Spanish conquistadors initiated the most terrible genocide our planet has ever witnessed. This is the story of the epic encounter between two alien civilizations in the lands that the Spanish renamed Espa�ola and Puerto Rico, between a unique culture that would soon vanish from the earth�though its legacy lives on throughout the Caribbean�and a crusading nation whose lust for gold and missionary zeal brought the fires of hell to a new world whose cultures and traditions were old as its own.
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About the Author
Devashish holds an MFA in fiction from San Diego State University, as well as degrees in music and psychology. He is the author of six books and is currently at work on two more: a book of interviews with the yogic monk Acharya Ramananda recounting his experiences as the personal assistant of the Tantric master Shrii Shrii Anandamurti; and a spiritual novel set in San Franscisco in the mid-fifties during the height of the Beat Generation. He divides his time between his farm in Brazil and his farm in Puerto Rico, where he has a yoga center and a tropical-fruit plantation.