For readers of Game of Thrones, Ken Follett, and Clive Cussler:
an epic adventure spanning land and sea...
time and distance...
courage, revenge, and everything in between.
He saw his father executed in battle. He spent his youth avenging that death. And now Henry 'Hal' Courtney is a man with a ship – and a family – of his own.
But fate has not finished with Hal. On a voyage along the eastern shore of Africa, a powerful enemy abducts his wife, the fearless warrior Judith… and with her, Hal's unborn child. For Hal, a man all too familiar with loss, there is only one way forward: He must track his nemesis across desert and ocean, through the slave markets of Zanzibar and the dangerous waters of the coast, in pursuit of the woman he loves, the child he sired, and the glorious destiny that awaits him.
Bursting with action and suspense, heroism and heartache, this unforgettable novel proves once more that Wilbur Smith is the world's greatest adventure writer.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
South African novelist Wilbur Smith’s Courtney series has won him millions of fans. This 13th installment (written in partnership with historical thriller author Giles Kristian) might be his most heart-stopping yet. Golden Lion plunges us straight inside the mind of a terrifying, anguished villain known as the Buzzard and chillingly sets up his insatiable desire for revenge. A family saga full of swashbuckling adventure and believable emotion, Smith’s story allowed us to sense Hal’s fear and the Buzzard’s hatred as much as we could smell the salty sea air.
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Wilbur Smith does it again!
Once again Hal Courtney is back on the high seas though this time he has his beautiful and deadly bride Judith with him.
Mr. smith has written yet another fantastic story of adventure. He sets a fast pace and ends fast, and that is the one problem I found with this novel. It just seems to end way to fast. Usually there is a large scale battle but here it seems the story wraps up in three pages. The enemy vanquished in a paragraph? I hate that I paid a good deal of money and I expect a good ending. I just feel that there should have been more.
I am going to assume Smith didn't actually write this book but gave advice on how it should be written. The helping author needs to read a few more of Smiths novels to understand how an ending works. Other than feeling left short it was still a good read.