In this historical reimagining of the surrendering of Malacca to the Portuguese in the early 1500s, lovers Tun Fatimah and Tun Ali must do whatever they can to escape the ravenous hands of Sultan Mahmud Shah, who is eager to make her his wife. As they encounter enemies and alliances in their journey to freedom, Sultan Mahmud Shah’s plans are hindered as rivals threaten his reign and the downfall of one of the greatest cities in Malaya.
G.W. De Silva, the first known and recognised Asian authors in Malaya, presents a visionary account of old Malacca, weaving his words into a tapestry of love, betrayal, and the fight for freedom. The Princess of Malacca is a tale told like never before.