A Legend That Came From The Sea

In his latest book, The Legend, writer İskender Pala reveals the unknown sides of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha.

Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha is a world-famous yet not well-known Turkish navigator. Hayreddin Pasha, who inscribed his name in gold letters on Ottoman maritime history, was the seaman who conquered Algeria before joining the Ottoman Imperial Service. İskender Pala describes the seafaring adventures of Barbaros and his brothers starting from childhood in a gripping narrative, bringing the reader the story of how the man called Captain Hızır became Grand Admiral Hayreddin Pasha. All told in the light of lived historical facts, from Spain and Algeria to Istanbul and the Aegean Islands.

Prof. Dr. İskender Pala is a distinguished writer who has produced valuable works in several genres of literature from poetry to lexicography. The secret of his historical novels, which consistently top the bestseller charts, lies in his knack for accurately representing the historical facts while at the same time portraying the human side of the historical figures involved.