In the 16th century, the Portuguese were the dominant power in the triangle of India, Madagascar and East Africa. It was the ‘Age of the Pirate’: forays into India to impress men into service on pirate ships, raids on shipping in the Arabian Sea for booty...
A romantic story of adventure, The Princess and the Pirate centres on Zahira, a young Indian girl taken hostage and ransomed by the handsome, brave pirate chief, Pedro Alvarari. Can she forget home and family to contemplate a future with the pirates? Will Pedro’s lust for gold and drunken, violent life allow him to fall in love?
Is the pirate life itself under threat by a desire for more order and stability?
Written for young readers aged 15 and above or for the romance connoisseur, The Princess and the Pirate is beautifully illustrated with twelve plates.