A full on rollicking adventure set on the high seas and coast of east Africa during 1670. If you’ve read all of the sequences in the Courtney series then you are in for a treat as Giles Kristian has joined forces with Wilbur Smith. This title has been set to take place three years after the start of ‘Birds of Prey’, yet it could easily be read as a standalone novel. Hal Courtney wants to gather up his fortune and go home, however an old enemy is thirsting for revenge and a new one is hunting down trouble. ‘Golden Lion’ is a novel of non stop action, where the characters go to the edge and beyond in order to survive, it rushes towards an ending and is a thoroughly entertaining read.
Worldwide bestselling author Wilbur Smith will take you on an incredible journey on the thrashing seas off the coast of Africa in this glorious return to the series that made him who he is: The Courtney series. East African Coast, 1670. In a time of brave and brutal adventure, one man will journey across land and sea to pursue his greatest enemy ...The Golden Bough, captained by Henry 'Hal' Courtney, is running south from Ethiopia to Zanzibar. Below deck, both his crew and his lover, the fearless warrior Judith Nazet, sleep. As the moon glints through clouds, Hal sights a ship passing close by. Although there is an uneasy truce between the warring English and Dutch, Hal scents danger. When the Bough is boarded, the crew must go hand to hand to defend their ship and their lives. But soon Hal will face even graver danger, as he discovers his mortal enemy still lives and is hell-bent on revenge. he must pursue his nemesis across desert savannah, through the seedy underbelly of Zanzibar's slave markets and shark-infested waters, imperilling his own life at every turn. But it will take more than a slave's shackles to hold Hal Courtney...A thrilling blend of extraordinary drama and epic storytelling, Golden Lion sees Wilbur Smith return in triumphant form to the adventures of his beloved and bestselling Courtney family.
Praise for Golden Lion: 'Golden Lion is vintage Smith
'Smith will take you on an exciting, taut and thrilling journey you will never forget'
'Smith tells a fast-paced story with a certain Edwardian flair'
The Times Praise for Wilbur Smith:
'NO ONE DOES ADVENTURE QUITE LIKE SMITH'
'THE WORLD'S LEADING ADVENTURE WRITER'
'WILBUR SMITH IS ONE OF THOSE BENCHMARKS AGAINST WHOM OTHERS ARE COMPARED'
Publication date: 19/05/2016
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||19th May 2016|
|Author:||Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of WHEN THE LION FEEDS, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.More About Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian