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A long line of blockading galleys rides at anchor, barring the sea approaches to Genoa the Superb, Genoa of the sixteenth century. That is the squadron of the magnificent Lord Andrea Doria, the Lion of the Seas, who has come to free Genoa from the oppression of a foreign tyrant. In command of the squadron is Prospero Adorno, a soldier and a poet, a man of dreams and a man of action, who is to face the insolent and deadly Dragut-Reis, the Moslem terror of the inland seas.
Furious sea battles, love and hatred, treachery and loyalty, battles of wit and of pistols, Genoa scourged by a plague and sunk into debauchery, all the splendor and insidious fascination of a romantic age which has passed forever are brought to life in a story that will stand with ‘Captain Blood’ and ‘The Sea Hawk’ as one of Sabatini’s great novels of the sea.—Dustcover. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Sabatini, Rafael
Rafael Sabatini (29 April 1875 – 13 February 1950) was an Italian/English writer of novels of romance and adventure.
He is best known for his worldwide best-sellers:
The Sea Hawk (1915), a tale of an Elizabethan Englishman among the pirates of the Barbary Coast
Scaramouche (1921), a tale of the French Revolution in which a fugitive hides out in a commedia dell'arte troupe and later becomes a fencing master (Sabatini wrote a sequel ten years later: Scaramouche the Kingmaker (1931))
Captain Blood (a.k.a. The Odyssey of Captain Blood) (1922), in which the title character is admiral of a fleet of pirate ships. (Sabatini wrote two additional Captain Blood books comprising short stories, but they are not sequels: The Chronicles of Captain Blood (a.k.a. Captain Blood Returns) (1931), and The Fortunes of Captain Blood (1936))
Bellarion the Fortunate (1926), about a cunning young man who finds himself immersed in the politics of fifteenth-century Italy
In all, Sabatini produced 31 novels, eight short story collections, six non-fiction books, numerous uncollected short stories, and a play.--Wikipedia.
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