"In this astounding saga of colonial Africa, "New York Times "bestselling author Wilbur Smith captures a clash of nations— and the clamoring of one man’ s heart and soul..."
IN A WONDROUS LAND, THE CANNONS OF WAR BEGIN TO RAGE...
The year is 1899. The British Empire is at the height of its power. But in South Africa, proud Dutch colonists defy the Queen and her army— and a lush, wild world is torn apart by guns, spears, and swords.
WHILE ONE MAN FIGHTS ALONE.
Sean Courtney had been tragically separated from his family, but the Boer War has brought him back to his homeland— and into the sights of his enemy’ s guns. It has also returned him to Ruth Friedman, the only woman Sean can love, even though he shouldn’ t. As Sean’ s loyalties— to nation, man, and blood— are tested, a saga of duty and betrayal unfolds....
"THE SOUND OF THUNDER"
“ Action is Smith’ s game, and he is a master.”
"— The Washington Post Book World"
About the Author
WILBUR SMITH was born in Central Africa. He has written thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 110 million copies.
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Praise for "The Sound of Thunder""A violent saga-type story set on Boer War South Africa and told with vigour and enthusiasm, the author of When the Lion Feeds spins a fine tale."- "Evening Standard""A highly readable novel of history and adventure ... Wilbur Smith has a sense of character too." - "Books and Bookmen""An extravagant and vigorous novel ... its many pages provide constantly changing incidents and a gallery of memorable portraits." - "Liverpool Daily Post""The pace would do credit to a Porsche, and the invention is as bright and explosive as a fireworks display." - "Sunday Telegraph""Praise for Wilbur Smith""Smith is a master." --"Publishers Weekly""One of the world's most popular adventure writers." --"The Washington Post Book World""A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship." --"Tulsa World""Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared." --"The Times ("UK) "Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--"Stephen King""Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master."--"The Washington Post Book World""The world's leading adventure writer." --"Daily Express" (UK)"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick."--"Sunday Times""Smith is a captivating storyteller." --"The Orlando Sentinel""No one does adventure quite like Smith." --"Daily Mirror" (UK) "A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books." --The Irish Times
Number Of Pages: 485
Published: October 2007
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 12.0 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.24