EL TESORO DE LA GIRONA
(THE TREASURE OF LA GIRONA)
The wrath of the sea condemned him, vengeance kept him alive
From his early success with award-winning short stories to his acclaimed novels, including 'El espíritu del lince' and 'Legados,' Pellicer's work has captivated readers with its blend of historical authenticity and riveting narrative.
German, Italian, Romanian, Turkish
In the aftermath of the Spanish Armada's shattering defeat in 1588, amid the unforgiving storms off the coast of Ireland, lies the wreck of La Girona—a testament to the merciless power of the sea. Among the few survivors is Joan Mateu, a soldier of the Spanish Tercios, battered not only by the elements but by the shattered dreams of conquest.
Desperate and aimless, Joan stumbles upon Dunluce Castle, where the MacDonnell clan offers him refuge. Amidst the rugged beauty of Ireland, a chance encounter with the spirited Ealasaid ignites a spark of hope in Joan's heart. But as fortune appears to smile upon him, the shadows of his past loom large, and destiny unveils its relentless grip.
In 'The Treasure of La Girona,' Javier Pellicer weaves a tapestry of adventure, intrigue, and historical richness. From the windswept shores of Ireland to the tumultuous history of Spain, this tale brims with unforgettable characters and pulse-pounding suspense. With a deft touch, Pellicer invites readers on a journey where the line between fate and free will blurs, and where the true treasures lie not in gold, but in the resilience of the human spirit.
Javier Pellicer, acclaimed for his mastery of the craft, brings his storytelling prowess to new heights in this gripping saga. From his early success with award-winning short stories to his acclaimed novels, including 'El espíritu del lince' and 'Legados,' Pellicer's work has captivated readers with its blend of historical authenticity and riveting narrative.
• "El Tesoro de la Girona" - Lecturalia • "La fortuna puede llegar del mar" - RamónVilla García for Zenda