Reviewed by: Hope Fox, patron
Rating: 5 stars
A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, he is a child of two worlds. Diego de la Vega's father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior.
"A rollicking good novel! Spans the California mission period, Spanish history, and seafaring history of the late 18th century and early 19th century. Combines political and social history with adventure."