The India Road

The India Road

The India Road Known as the Perfect Prince John is a proud son and the only male heir of Afonso the African in he ascends to the throne of Portugal A brilliant fiery and ruthless man King John II has learn

  • Title: The India Road
  • Author: Peter Wibaux
  • ISBN: 9781440162213
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • Known as the Perfect Prince, John is a proud son and the only male heir of Afonso the African, in 1481 he ascends to the throne of Portugal A brilliant, fiery, and ruthless man, King John II has learned from his father s mistakes and now knows the future of his small kingdom is not in North Africa, but instead, lies to the east in the Indies within the riches of the spiceKnown as the Perfect Prince, John is a proud son and the only male heir of Afonso the African, in 1481 he ascends to the throne of Portugal A brilliant, fiery, and ruthless man, King John II has learned from his father s mistakes and now knows the future of his small kingdom is not in North Africa, but instead, lies to the east in the Indies within the riches of the spice trade In order for his dream to come true, King John II needs astronomers to guide his four ships as well as priests and lawyers wily men who can win a kingdom with the stroke of a pen or conquer a foreign land with a well placed clause Building on the network of his great uncle, Henry the Navigator, King John II sends his ships down the west coast of Africa and his spies across the Red Sea to India In this tale of adventure on the high seas, men will expertly read the stars, deftly play political and war games, and dare to risk the future of an entire nation for Marco Polo s pot of gold, ultimately causing the rise of a small country onto the world stage.

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    Peter Wibaux's engaging work of historical fiction does an excellent job of putting a human face on the Portuguese maritime explorations; a topic that is usually approached in dry, fact-heavy works of non-fiction. His characters are very real and believable and as far as I can tell, reflect the attitudes and personalities of the historical figures they represent. His use of science and politics in the story serve as tools to make the story both informative and entertaining, while at the same tim [...]

    As they say in the stock market, full disclosure. In this case it means I wrote the book.If you're busy, this book is an excellent read. The India Road is structured in short chapters, each of which tells it's own tale - the chapters coalesce to teach you about the start of globalization—the discovery of the sea route from Europe to India.If you never liked history at school, read The India Road.You can browse an excerpt for free at theindiaroadAnd if your first language is Portuguese, or you' [...]

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