The Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter Shaffer
This volume is part of a series of novels, plays and stories at GCSE/Key Stage 4 level, designed to meet the needs of the National Curriculum syllabus. Each text includes an introduction, pre-reading activities, notes and coursework activities. Also provided is a section on the process of writing, often compiled by the author. This play centres on Pizarro, who leads an army of Spanish Conquistadors to Peru, to conquer the golden kingdom of the Incas. The soldiers claim to be "huntsmen of God". But what are they really hunting? And what is the reason for the strange bond that develops between Pizarro and the Inca king?