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Daughter of the Sea

In 1579, all alone on an uninhabited island, Maria gives birth to Mary, the daughter of Francis Drake.

Mother and daughter are captured by pirates, sold into slavery and sold again, finally being taken to the small island of Ternate.

Aged 14, Mary is sold by her mother to a Chinese sea-captain, Chan Shan, for the price of five gold coins.

As his temporary wife for the six months of the year that he resides in Melaka, Mary learns to love the city with all its colourful inhabitants and forms a close relationship with Chan.

Until one day Chan leaves Melaka for good.

Without his protection, Mary finds herself prey to the advances of Portuguese sailor, Paolo Fernandez and in trying to escape from his reach she mistakenly aligns herself with childhood friend-turned-pirate Kyai.

Finally free from both men, Mary sets off on a journey to the shores of England in search of her father and to rescue her beloved home from the clutches of Dutch traders

‘Daughter of the Sea’ is a thrilling historical romance that combines meticulous research with brilliant story-telling.

‘A marvellous read.’ – Robert Foster, best-selling author of ‘The Lunar Code’.

The Odyssey¬†Press is a literary imprint of Endeavour Press – the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We publish new and classic literary fiction, literary biographies and works with literary tropes and themes.

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