Slave to Fortune is a captivating historical novel written by Leith based author, DJ Munro.


Slave to Fortune tells the remarkable story of Tom Cheke, from his kidnapping by Barbary Corsairs, through a period of slavery in North Africa, to his adventure-filled journey back home in the company of a swashbuckling Scottish knight of the Order of St John.

Set against a 17th century backdrop of religious intolerance and conflict, this is a story of how a boy comes of age, flourishing despite the setbacks of fortune.

DJ Munro skilfully recreates a bygone era of galleons and gunpowder, in which pirates and secret agents cross swords with crusading knights. With echoes of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped, this intelligent, uplifting novel will appeal to readers of all ages from teens upwards.