Seven Cities of Gold by Russell Estlack
Approx. 35,010 words.
Published on September 6, 2009.
In 1528, 300 conquistadores embarked on a mission to colonize La Florida. Within a matter of months, they disappeared. Thousands of miles and eight years later, a band of Spanish slave traders encountered the last four survivors of this lost expedition. Seven Cities of Gold is the amazing true story of four castaways who endured impossible odds in the first recorded exploration of North America.