Voyage of Malice ~ novel
A once-wealthy French merchant family is torn apart as non-Catholics face three choices for their future. Abandon their faith, go to prison, or escape.
Voyage of Malice follows the continuing story of the Delpech family as they strive to keep their Protestant faith in adversity and against all the odds—in a world where religion is hijacked by men of power.
Jeanne, reunited with her son in Geneva, learns to live on the edge resorting to weaving for her livelihood, while desperately searching how to reunite with her other children taken from her in France. But despite becoming a respected figure in the community, the French king’s resident in Geneva counts on expelling her and every Huguenot from the city of refuge.
Meanwhile her husband, Jacob, is sent to an island prison where he is indentured to a ruthless plantation owner. Following a tragedy, he manages to escape to the English island of Jamaica, only to become entrapped in the wickedest city on earth. His only chance of escape is as an indentured barber-surgeon on a buccaneer ship.
Voyage of Malice will take you through the busy streets of Geneva, across the teal blue lakes of Switzerland, to the treacherous straits of the Caribbean. If you like fast-paced adventure, rich layers of historical detail, and inspirational stories based on true events, then you’ll love Paul C.R. Monk’s spellbinding novel where personal beliefs are tested, and the hypocrisy of religions unveiled.