The Trilogy 'Pleasures and Lies' begins with 'Profound Night,' which will be followed by two titles that will complete the adventures of its protagonist, a Tenerife corsair named Juan Leal de Vera.
In August 1706, the War of Spanish Succession takes five years devastating the territories of half Europe and the Caribbean and threatens to reach the Canary coasts. Juan Leal de Vera is a young man who belongs to a renowned family of merchants based in San Cristobal de La Laguna, capital of the Canary Island of Tenerife. Juan is attracted to Hara, a maid who grew up in the house of the Leal family and who loves Juan since she was a small girl. However, Juan meets Teresa, daughter of the Marquises del Valle, in a dance, and feels dazzled by her beauty and her worldly manners. When the British Rear Admiral John Jennings tries to take the town and port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in November, Juan's life will undergo a dramatic change. The young Leal must take the reins of his destiny and fight for his loved ones.
Set in the early eighteenth century, history and fantasy are intermingled in 'Profound Night' for the pleasure of its readers.