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In 1519, after the death of his parents, fourteen-year-old Mateo Macias becomes cabin boy to Ferdinand Magellan on a dangerous journey in search of a route to the fabled Spice Islands.
From the Hardcover edition.
Posted February 18, 2003
This book was absolutely impossible to put down. It created such an atmosphere that I really felt like I "lived" the voyage myself. It was written with such depth and detail that the history of the book came alive. This is a book that anyone would enjoy--young or old, male or female.
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