After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in chemical engineering and a minor in physics, Marcos has been lucky enough to have not one but two dream jobs. He began flexing his creativity muscles during his time as a food scientist at a dessert think tank, specializing in helping clients find solutions to their frozen dessert problems (read: professional ice cream maker). After leaving this career, he began a new career as a strength and conditioning coach (what he calls his “retirement”). He has been a coach for over five years and enjoys interacting with a diverse range of people.
Marcos believes in training his creativity muscles through storytelling. Like exercise, he believes in showing up every day to get the work done. His hope is to learn from every experience and let it shine through the stories he tells.
He went to make a name for himself in the New World. But will he be remembered as a hero… or a curse?
Realm of the Four Parts, 1532. Gonzalo Pizarro craves the recognition received by his brother Francisco. When the young Spaniard helps capture the Incan Emperor against overwhelming odds, he’s convinced that God himself smiles on their expedition.
After receiving vast quantities of gold and silver in ransom from the native empire, Gonzalo sets his sights on a prize the puppet emperor won’t part with so easily: the Incan Queen. But when a renegade conquistador captures him and his brother, Gonzalo’s obsession with power may end up destroying them all.
Can the prestige-hungry conquistador navigate the political strife growing between his countrymen without losing his grip on the conquered domain?
Demons in the Golden Empire is the gripping fourth book in the Hispanic American Heritage Stories series, based on historical events. If you like epic historical drama, tragic characters, and indigenous plights, then you’ll love Marcos Antonio Hernandez’s evocative account of the Spanish conquest of Peru.