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Captain Tempesta: Lady Knight

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A warrior in disguise. A lover to be rescued. A city under siege.

Cyprus, 1571. An island at war. The powerful Ottoman army has taken every city save one, Famagusta, a Venetian port and stronghold. Besieged by a force of 80,000 men, they city has valiantly fought back with its small garrison of warriors and mercenaries. The greatest among them is Captain Tempesta, a young noble unmatched in bravery and swordsmanship. Few, however, know the captain’s secret… that she has donned armour and passed herself off as a man in order to search for her beloved who has been imprisoned by the Turks. Will she triumph? The odds are overwhelmingly against her. The Turks are preparing to storm the city and slay all those within it, and still there has been no word of her beloved’s whereabouts…

Selected by Julia Eccleshare as one of the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

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About the Author

Salgari dayaki Emilio Salgari (1862-1911) was a writer of action adventure swashbucklers and a pioneer of Italian science fiction. He is one of Italy's most translated authors and is considered the father of Italian adventure fiction and the grandfather of the Spaghetti Western. He wrote more than 200 adventure novels and short stories, many of which are considered classics in Europe and Latin America. In 1897, he was named Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy for his contributions to popular Italian literature.

"While this is a YA novel I found it as interesting and engaging as when I read it as a teenager. Salgari writes very strong, and interesting, female characters. He also has a good sense of place, his vivid descriptions of historical places and historical events makes us almost believe that we are there, watching the action. Salgari's books were one of my first contacts with far away countries and different cultures and I can only recommend them to the younger generations as an excellent read." ~ Aneca, Goodreads.com

"One of Salgari's most amazing novels." ~Riccardo Colombo

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Captain Tempesta
Imprint ROH Press Classics
Published 09/30/2007
ISBN 978-0978270728
Length 272 pages
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Captain Tempesta: Lady Knight


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