Slave to Fortune

Slave to Fortune
Author : D. J. Munro
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 366
Release : 2015-06-25
ISBN 10 : 151202211X
ISBN 13 : 9781512022117
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Slave to Fortune is a captivating historical adventure. Tom Cheke's world is turned upside-down when he is kidnapped from his home on the Isle of Wight by Barbary corsairs during an audacious night raid. Sold into slavery in seventeenth-century Algiers, Tom carves out a new and promising life only to have it shattered once more when another twist of fate throws him into the hands of a Scottish knight of the Order of St John and into a turbulent world of ciphers, spies and assassinations. Tom's memoir is a remarkable account of how a boy comes of age, grasping life from the setbacks of fortune. It is a tale of friendship and reconciliation, of intrigue and deceit, in which trust is betrayed and deep-rooted beliefs and values are cast into doubt. In Slave to Fortune, DJ Munro skilfully captures a bygone era of galleons and gunpowder. Pirates and secret agents cross swords with crusading knights as the plot twists from the alleyways of Algiers, through the splendour of Malta and Venice, to maritime Portsmouth and the rustic charms of the Isle of Wight. With echoes of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped and J. Meade Falkner's Moonfleet, Slave to Fortune is an uplifting, intelligent adventure. Suitable for all ages from teens upwards, it will spark curiosity and keep readers enthralled. Praise for the novel: Absolutely fascinating stuff!! Fantastic... just disappointed it's finished! - Garry, senior energy executive. I really enjoyed reading your book, it was very interesting. It is not usually the genre I would go for but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I got into it... I would recommend it. - Erin, 13. It's great... a good read! - Ryan, Commander, Royal Navy (retired). I loved this book! ...lots of sumptuous images to dine on ...a real page turner...edge of the seat exciting. - Anna, High School English Teacher

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