In the turbulent era of the 16th century and at the dawn of the 17th, the Mediterranean is on fire. Venetians, Spaniards, Franks and Ottomans are the great powers who fight relentlessly against each other, with the trading routes as the prize. Their conflicts occasionally take the form of war, like in the Battle of Lepanto, and occasionally take the form of an apparent peace, as an undeclared clandestine war rages on, spearheaded by the pirates and corsairs.
In this hazy, competitive and deadly environment emerges Captain Petros Lanzas. A nobleman from Corfu who operated on the margins of history, with his own code of honour, and defied the status quo of his time. A secret agent of the two leading powers in the Mediterranean, but also a corsair who never forgot his roots.
His life tempestuous, turbulent, same as the sea that he so loved, as in her embrace he found glory, pain, betrayal and love. With his intense activity and indomitable character, Petros Lanzas fills pages with heroic battles and dark machinations, and forges a path towards redemption.
Based on a true story that has never been fully told until now, Captain Lanza The Sea Hawk is the tale of a man who, against all odds, shaped history on his own terms.
A journey in the dark, mysterious but also exciting world of piracy and espionage.
A historical novel that will capture your imagination.