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The Spanish Main

The Spanish Main

(The first book in the Martin Silvereye Trilogy series)
A novel by

One destiny, the remote Caribbean isles. One dream, freedom
Over 400.000 copies sold in Spanish by the so called 'Queen of the Spanish Adventure Fiction,' one of the top writers in Spanish language, and author of the bestseller The Last Cato
The sixteen-year-old Catalina Solis is bound to the Caribbean island of Margarita to live with her husband Domingo Rodriguez, when the ship is being attacked by English pirates. To save herself, she jumps off board wearing the clothes of her brother who had been travelling with her. After two years on an isolated island, she's rescued by the merchant Esteban Nevares. To escape her mentally impaired husband, she strickes a deal with Nevares to be the son he never had, Martin Nevares. Together they embark on an extraordinary adventure on the Chacona (Nevares's ship) as traders in the ports of the Caribbean and as arms smugglers for the cimmarones (free slaves) living in Spanish Mainland. This was the name in Spain's colonial times given to Venezuela, the Isthmus of Panama and part of Colombia which was a province of New Granada.
Asensi's novel is very entertaining and gives us a view on a part of history that we rarely read about. It offers insight into the society of the Spanish colonies a century after Columbus discovered the New World. How people lived and struggled to survive in a rough environment. In those days, the commercial administration was established in Sevilla.

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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Spanish Main: Martin Silvereye Trilogy I
Author(s): Matilde Asensi
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