By Tim Severin
Published Jan 2010
1677. On a late summer evening two ships lurk off the coast of southwest Ireland. They are Corsairs from North Africa, slave traders hunting for fresh prey. In the village, seventeen-year-old Hector Lynch and his sister Elizabeth are taken prisoner. Separated from Elizabeth, Hector is sold in the slave market of Algiers, where he survives, thanks to his new found friend Dan, a Caribbean Indian. The two men find themselves condemned to be galley slaves, but Hector never gives up his quest to find his sister, until finally he stumbles on the chilling truth of her fate. Tim Severin, master storyteller of the Viking novels, returns with this, the first in a new action-packed adventure series.