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’ DAILY MAIL
‘Smith will take you on an exciting, taut and thrilling journey you will never forget’ The Sun
‘Smith tells a fast-paced story with a certain Edwardian flair’ The Times
Praise for Wilbur Smith:
‘NO ONE DOES ADVENTURE QUITE LIKE SMITH’ DAILY MIRROR
‘THE WORLD’S LEADING ADVENTURE WRITER’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘WILBUR SMITH IS ONE OF THOSE BENCHMARKS AGAINST WHOM OTHERS ARE COMPARED’ THE TIMES
About the author
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.
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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Im a keen reader but i dont think these 'extra' books that figure in between the main theme of the stories do you any favours.
The Golden Lion plot seemed very shallow and simply petered out at the end so sorry but not one of your best
This is the last time I will contribute to Smiths bank account. An appalling storyline padded out to fill the pages.
It is very sad that Smiths works have come to this after his early books were magnificent.
Once an author starts using a co-author one knows that his heart is no longer in his writing and this comes over clearly in the book.
Basically Smiths writing is more to do with making a quick buck than producing an enjoyable read.
A great pity but time for a change to an author who writes with his heart and not with an eye on the coffers.
If this was written by Wilbur Smith, I'm the pope.