I'm glad to report that I've finished translating Pedro Marangoni's "Quimeras Incas" from Portuguese into English. After 47 ½ hours of work between May 7th and July 15th, I managed to complete the 28,879 words for an average of almost 608 words per hour. Now the material is in the capable hands of my editor and soon the final version will be delivered to the author for distribution.
This was a very exciting, fast-paced, breath-taking thriller, bathed in mud, blood, and gold. You can't help but wonder how much the author has actually witnessed of this unknown world in the Brazilian jungle, since Mr. Marangoni is indeed a pilot like the main character and has worked in the secretive Amazon forest.
"Quimeras Incas" is a raw portrait of greed and does a great job describing regional flavors and landscapes, making readers feel they are there, crouching next to the hero behind the bushes of this mystic region, ready to jump into action.
Well, it's been a pleasure working on this book and I hope I can soon come back to let readers know when it's available.