Rafael Sabatini - The Sea-Hawk
 

Rafael Sabatini

The Sea-Hawk

Series: "World adventure"

The story is set over the years 1588–1593 and concerns a retired Cornish seafaring gentleman, Sir Oliver Tressilian, who is villainously betrayed by a jealous half-brother. After being forced to serve as a slave on a galley, Sir Oliver is liberated by Barbary pirates. He joins the pirates, gaining the name 'Sakr-el-Bahr' (the hawk of the sea), and swears vengeance against his brother.