Written from a Spanish perspective, where the overall theme is a story of survival against the natural elements.
In the late sixteenth century, a farmer from Andaluc a searches for his runaway son who has left home to join the ships of the Spanish Armada on their holy quest of 1588.
The story unfolds away from the fa ade of politics, religion and military objectives, to highlight the frailties of human beings in their will to survive against the raw power of nature.
Over several months the characters experience many dangers, where tough decisions have to be made for themselves, and others to survive. All entangled within the horrors of battle and numerous shipwrecks.