The Spear of Lepanto, Books I & II by Leon Radomile
Approx. 203,580 words.
Published on January 15, 2011.
An epic tale of adventure, romance and heroism, vividly bringing the distant past to life. Set in the 16th century and featuring a young and affable Miguel de Cervantes, the story is about the quest for an enigmatic relic Pope Pius V believes will decide the fate of Christian Europe. Only a brokered alliance forced by the Holy See between Spain and Venice can stop the invincible Ottoman Turks.