One of the world's great storytellers, Wilbur Smith's captivates readers' imaginations in this classic novel of passion, adventure, and one man's destiny.
ON A CONTINENT, WHERE MAGNIFICENT RICHES WERE HIDDEN...
He began life at his twin brother's side, soon running wild on his father's ranch on the edge of Africa. But violence, desire, and fate sent Sean Courtney into exile—where he would fight and love his way to extraordinary success and heartbreaking failure...
LIVES WOULD BE LIVED AND LOST.
In a place called The Ridge of White Waters, Sean made a life-long friendship, mined a fortune of gold, and met his own demons. Then an act of cunning betrayal struck—and ignited a new adventure to a new frontier.
AND TO THE DARING WENT THE GREATEST FORTUNE OF ALL...
From facing the murderous charge of a towering bull elephant to watching men die unspeakable deaths, Sean fought new enemies, forged new allies—and dreamed of establishing a family on a farm of his own. But the young man who had lived by his courage, sweat, and blood was about to discover that the past still had its claws in him…
"Only a handful of 20th century writers tantalize our senses as well as Smith…a rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship."
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.
'Plenty of incident and colour' – The Observer, 1966
'Pride of place goes to When the Lion Feeds because it is bigger, wider and more full of plot than all the others put together ...'
– The Daily Telegraph, 1966.
'Wilbur Smith has built up his wide-screen adventure story with energy and shrewdness.' – Sunday Times, 1966
'Mr. Smith is a natural story-teller who moves confidently and often splendidly in his period and sustains a flow of convincing incident without repeating his excitement.' – The Scotsman. 1966
'A very impressive book in its wide scope and its descriptive colour.' – Sphere
'Plenty of incident and colour' - "The Observer", 1966
'Pride of place goes to "When the Lion Feeds" because it is bigger, wider and more full of plot than all the others put together ...' - "The Daily Telegraph", 1966
'Wilbur Smith has built up his wide-screen adventure story with energy and shrewdness.' - "Sunday Times", 1966
'Mr. Smith is a natural story-teller who moves confidently and often splendidly in his period and sustains a flow of convincing incident without repeating his excitement.' - "The Scotsman", 1966
'A very impressive book in its wide scope and its descriptive colour.' -" Sphere"
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"
Series: Courtney Family Adventures
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: October 2006
Publisher: ST MARTINS PR
Dimensions (cm): 17.374 x 10.82 x 2.997
Weight (kg): 0.254