(The Elizabethan Series Book 1)
By Tony Riches
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Devon sailor Francis Drake sets out on a journey of adventure.
Drake learns of routes used to transport Spanish silver and gold, and risks his life in an audacious plan to steal a fortune.
Queen Elizabeth is intrigued by Drake and secretly encourages his piracy. Her unlikely champion becomes a national hero, sailing around the world in the Golden Hind and attacking the Spanish fleet.
King Philip of Spain has enough of Drake’s plunder and orders an armada to threaten the future of England.
An engaging tale of discovery and survival on the high seas, Drake navigates the sometimes turbulent oceans, and the always tricky life at the court of a Tudor Queen. Loaded with action, and characters alive with the time, the tale is much like a Letter of Marque carrying warship as it transports the reader along the story lines…primed for engagement, tacking into the wind, changing course with the twists and plot surprises. It was a perilous occupation, hunting for treasure in uncharted waters with a price on your head, and the author has provided an entertaining, page turning look at one of history’s heroes of that turbulent age. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
About the Author
Tony Riches is a full-time UK author of best-selling historical fiction. He lives in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and is a specialist in the history of the Wars of the Roses and the lives of the early Tudors. Tony’s other published historical fiction novels include: Owen – Book One Of The Tudor Trilogy, Jasper – Book Two Of The Tudor Trilogy, Henry – Book Three Of The Tudor Trilogy, Mary – Tudor Princess, Brandon – Tudor Knight and The Secret Diary Of Eleanor Cobham. For more information about Tony’s books please visit his website tonyriches.com and his blog, The Writing Desk and find him on Facebook and Twitter @tonyriches