Near the end of the sixteenth century as significant events unfold on the world stage, a twenty-year-old man emerges from the small village of Boal located along the northern coast of Spain. As he accompanies his father on the fifteen-mile trek down a winding mountain road to the town of Puerto de Navia, Jaime Montero believes he is on a mission to seek more experience as a sailor. But little does he know he is about to become embroiled in the Anglo-Spanish War.
After a chain of events leads Jaime to sail with Sir Francis Drake to the New World to raid the Spanish Main, he soon finds himself fighting for Spain and sailing with the famed and doomed Spanish Armada of 1588. After enduring a battle at sea and many challenges while sailing for home, Jaime’s vessel wrecks on the shores of Ireland. Now he must somehow find the strength to survive more hardships and brutal floggings before he can reunite with his love, Erin MacDonnell.
The Spaniard: Soldier of the Spanish Armada is the rousing historical tale of a young Spaniard’s courageous journey as he endures numerous battles, captivity, and a shipwreck with the hope of eventually reconciling with his beautiful Irish love.