The Spanish Main: Martín Silvereye Trilogy I

Matilde Asensi

One destiny, the remote Caribbean isles. One dream, freedom. The sixteen-year-old Catalina Solis is bound to the Caribbean island of Margarita to live with her husband Domingo Rodríguez, 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, Martín 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.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
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Matilde Asensi (born 1962 in Alicante, Spain) is a Spanish journalist and writer, who specializes mainly in historical thrillers.
She has more than 20 million readers worldwide and has become the reference of quality best-sellers in Spanish language. According to the magazine Que Leer she is the ‘Queen of the adventure novels’.
Her books, of an indubitable quality and proven historical documentation, have been translated to 15 languages. The English translation of The Last Cato won the 2007 International Latino Award in the category ‘best mystery novel’ and an honor mention for ‘best adventure novel’. The following year, Everything Under the Sky won the second place for the International Latino Award.
In 2011 she received the Honour Award of Historical Novel Ciudad de Zaragoza for her career in this genre. She also was awarded the Premio Juan Ortiz del Barco (1996) and the Premio Felipe Trigo de Relato (1997).
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Matilde Asensi
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Published on
Jul 27, 2017
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9788469752944
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
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