Magellan’s galleon voyage comes alive in ‘Sugbo’

New historical novel from author King Macachor offers ideas on explorer’s disappearance

MADRID – Author King Macachor creates a fictional set of circumstances surrounding famed traveler Ferdinand Magellan’s death in his newest novel, “Sugbo” (published by AuthorHouse).

The novel’s tale traces the life of Jonas Martin, a Spaniard eager to join Magellan’s voyage to the Spice Islands of Indonesia.

Jonas’ fascination with sea travel and the promise of riches inspires him to endure the grueling galleon voyage to the Far East.

But his life is forever changed upon arriving on the island of Sugbo, where he falls in love with an indigenous princess named Ilang-ilang.

“This book could open the minds of people to what life was like in the 1500s, the personal struggle of Jonas Martin in order to join the galleon voyage and when he finally got into it, the persistence, curiosity and strength in character that he demonstrated during said voyage,” Macachor says.

“Sugbo” offers readers a glimpse into Philippine life before the Spaniards’ arrival, the author says, and will offer alternative insights into how Magellan may have spent his final exploring days.


By King Macachor

Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781491887936

E-Book | 308 pages | ISBN 9781491887943

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8 thoughts on “Magellan’s galleon voyage comes alive in ‘Sugbo’

  1. Congratulations! “Sugbo” is very interesting. Please do extend a copy to Cebu City Public Llibrary.

  2. Wow! Just by reading the synopsis through this column got me so interested! I almost reached for the phone to call the bookstores here and realized it’s too early in the morning (lol)! Is this available in the Philippines already? If not, when will this be available? Thanx.

    • Hi Ferdie,
      This book is available at National Bookstore online. Type the name in your browser and there you’ll have it, in e-book and soft copy. You can also order it at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.Thank you for getting interested in it. I’m sure you’ll be satisfied with your money’s worth.

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