A doua carte a aventurilor tanarului Hector Lynch care, de data aceasta, cade in mainile vestitului pirat John Coxon. Acesta il ia drept nepotul lui Sir Thomas Lynch, guvernator in Jamaica. Hector incurajeaza confuzia pentru a-si putea elibera prietenii, pe Jacques si Dan. Capitanul Coxon il preda pe Hector lui Sir Morgan, dusman jurat al guvernatorului Lynch, doar ca acum adevarul iese la iveala, Coxon e umilit in public, iar Hector castiga un dusman. Impreuna cu prietenii lui, Hector se alatur..
Ambushed by a gang of hardened sea robbers headed for the South Sea, Hector Lynch, pirate and fugitive, must navigate their vessel on a nightmarish journey through the stormy seas off Cape Horn. There Hector uncovers the macabre and eerie remains of a small warship emtombed on an ice float. Her only crew are two skeletons - the unfortunate captain and his dog, both frozen to death. When his ruthless shipmates abandon him in Peru, Hector learns from the dead captain's brother that Maria, the youn..
Hector Lynch and his companions are in the Caribbean, diving to plunder a wreck on the notorious Vipers reef, when they are spotted by a passing Spanish ship. To prevent news of their activities getting out, they cripple the Spanish vessel by burning her sails - an act of piracy - and then head for their base in Tortuga. There Hector's wife Maria awaits, for she and Hector are planning a better life for themselves - this time on the right side of the law. But a chance encounter at sea means that..
A haunting premonition ...A deadly betrayal. Frankia 780AD: Sigwulf, a minor Saxon prince, is saved from execution after his family is slaughtered by the ruthless King Offa of Mercia. Sigwulf is exiled to the Frankish court of King Carolus, the future Charlemagne. He gains the friendship of some -- Count Hroudland, Carolus's powerful and ambitious nephew but -- mysteriously -- several attempts are made on Sigwulf's life. When he obtains a Book of Dreams, a rare text giving understanding to their..
Sigwulf, a Saxon prince exiled to the court of Carolus, King of the Franks, is summoned by the royal advisor Alcuin of York. Carolus has received magnificent gifts from the Caliph of Baghdad and is determined to send back presents that will be equally sensational. White is the royal colour of Baghdad so the most important gifts will be rare white animals from the Northlands. Sigwulf, having proved himself as a royal agent to Moorish Spain, has been selected to obtain the creatures, then take the..
In 999 se naste Thorgils Leifsson, fiul lui leif Norocosul si al Thorgunnei, o nobila irlandeza misterioasa. Baiatul e crescut de feluriti mentori in Islanda si Groenlanda care il invata traditiile vikinge, avertizandu-l asupra invaziei 'Christului Alb' pe taramul 'Stravechilor Zei'. In copilarie ajunge in Vineland, cel mai indepartat avanpost din vest, unde e martorul masacrului condus de o matusa care sterge de pe fata pamantului asezarile vikinge. Apoi e prins intr-o lupta sangeroasa intre fa..
Londra 1019. Au trecut cateva luni de cand Thorgils a evadat din ghearele Bisericii Irlandeze doar ca sa se pomeneasca implicat intr-o poveste de dragoste cu Aelfgifu, sotia lui Knut cel Mare, conducatorul Angliei si unul din cei mai puternici oameni din lumea vikingilor. Cand idila lor iese la iveala, Thorgils e silit sa fuga. Pe drum se intovaraseste cu Grettir, un proscris temut pentru comportamentul lui volatil. Cei doi se fac frati de cruce. Din pamantul inghetat dinnord, de-a lungul marilo..
Constantinopole, 1035. Thorgils a devenit membru al garzii varangiene si e martor al gloriei celui mai bogat oras din lume, dar si al crimelor din familia imperiale. Sub comanda sefului razboinic Harald Sigurdsson, devine momeala intr-o ambuscada mortala planuita impotriva piratilor arabi care hartuiesc flota bizantina din Mediterana, iar mai tarziu se alatura campaniei de recucerire a Siciliei de la Sarazini. Cand harald ajunge pe tronul Norvegiei, Thorgils e trimis intr-o misiune secreta la du..
Corsair by Tim Severin is the first swashbuckling adventure in the Pirate series.
1677. On a late-summer's evening, two ships lurk off the coast of southwest Ireland. Seventeen-year-old Hector Lynch wakes to the sound of a pistol shot as the Barbary corsairs raid his village, and he and his sister are snatched. Separated from each other, Hector is sold at auction in Algiers, and thrown into a bewildering world where life is cheap and only the quick-witted survive.
In North Africa, Hector b..
Rome, 799 AD. Pope Leo is viciously attacked in the street, by unknown assailants. Sigwulf, a Saxon prince who has been banished to the court of King Carolus in Frankia, is sent to Rome as a spy to discover who was responsible.
There, he discovers a web of lies - the only clue to the attackers' identity is an intricate gold buckle, which Sigwulf links with a mysterious gold warrior flagon he finds in the home of the Pope's chamberlain. Could the attack have its source in even the highest leve..