Edward Rickford (author)

Historical fiction author

Edward rickford

Ever since Edward was young, he has enjoyed writing. College gave him the chance to combine his interest in history with his passion for storytelling and he mainly writes historical fiction now. To research The Serpent and the Eagle, he read centuries-old texts and traveled to Mexico repeatedly, even retracing Cortés’ route through central Mexico. For his writing, he has won the Best in Category prize in the 2017 Chaucer Book Awards and the Deixler-Swain prize for his undergraduate thesis on the Spanish-Mexica war.  

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Set in pre-Hispanic Mexico, The Serpent and the Eagle follows an extraordinary military expedition that toppled a seemingly invincible hegemon, established the first European foothold in all the Americas, and helped usher in the era of world trade.