By Arturo Perez-Reverte
This was once a time whilst Spain was once respected, feared, and hated within the easterly seas; whilst the satan had no colour, no identify, and no flag; and while the one factor had to summon hell on the earth (or sea) was once a Spaniard and his sword.
observed by way of his devoted foster son, Íñigo, Captain Alatriste accepts a task as a mercenary aboard a Spanish galleon. The send units sail from Naples on a trip that would take them to a couple of the main remote-and wretched-outposts of the empire: Morocco, Algeria, and eventually to Malta for a gorgeous and bloody conflict at the excessive seas that may problem even the battle-hardened Alatriste's unravel.
Now seventeen, Íñigo is nearly able to go away Alatriste, his foster father and fellow soldier. yet will age and event carry knowledge, or is he more likely to repeat lots of his mentor's error?