Awe-inspiring Mayan cities, framed by majestic mountains, serve as background for ancient feuds among three kingdoms vying for supremacy, exploited by the invading Spaniard, Pedro de Alvarado. Was Alvarado the envoy of the white feathered serpent as prophesied in the sacred book, the Popol Vuh? Or was he a mere opportunist? Witness the titanic struggle of the K'iche warlord, Tecun Uman, to save his kingdom from annihilation by the hordes of greedy Spaniards. A moving love story with many unexpected twists mixed with betrayal, anguish, and search for glory. History comes alive in this fascinating vel.