The Lion Triumphant Author:Victoria Holt as Philippa Carr Against the backdrop of Elizabethan England is spun this engrossing story of the stormy loves and dangerous adventures of beautiful Catharine, called Cat. — When the fiery-tempered Cat meets arrogant, lusty Captain Captain Jake Pennlyon, she is both attracted and infuriated by him. But Jake is determined to marry her and blackmails her into agre... more »eing to the betrothal. Soon after she is kidnapped by a band of Spanish pirated and delivered into the hand of Don Felipe, Governor of the Canary Islands. Cat is certain she has seen the last of Jake Pennlyon, but she finds herself the hapless victim of Don Feleipe's revenge againist him.