The action-packed and gripping historical adventure by number one bestselling author, Wilbur Smith, about one man's quest for revenge.
'An exciting, taut and thrilling journey you will never forget' - The Sun
THE DESIRE FOR REVENGE CAN BURN THE HEART OUT OF A MAN.
The son of a wealthy plantation owner and a doting mother, Mungo St John is accustomed to wealth and luxury - until he returns from university to discover his family ruined, his inheritance stolen and his childhood sweetheart, Camilla, taken by the conniving Chester Marion. Mungo swears vengeance and devotes his life to saving Camilla - and destroying Chester.
As Mungo battles his own fate and misfortune, he must question what it takes for a man to regain his power in the world when he has nothing, and what he is willing to do to exact revenge . . .
Call of the Raven is the prequel to Wilbur Smith's bestselling novel, A Falcon Flies, part of the Ballantyne Series. Don't miss the rest of the series, Men of Men, The Angels Weep, The Leopard Hunts in Darkness, Triumph of the Sun and King of Kings, all available in paperback and ebook now.
Praise for Wilbur Smith
'Best historical novelist' - Stephen King
'A master storyteller' - Sunday Times
'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared' - The Times
'No one does adventure quite like Smith' - Daily Mirror
Set in the early 1840s, this riveting adventure yarn from bestseller Smith (the Courtney family saga) and Addison (A Harvest of Thorns) explores the slave trade. While studying at Cambridge University in England, Mungo St. John, introduced in 1980's A Falcon Flies, receives a letter from Camilla, a slave on his father's Virginia plantation, Windemere, saying that his father is dead. "Come home at once or we will all be lost," she writes. Mungo, his father's only heir, arrives in America to find Windemere in the hands of family attorney Chester Marion, who betrayed the trust of his father and led the elder St. John into bankruptcy. Mungo vows revenge. The stakes rise after Camilla falls into Chester's clutches and Chester falsely accuses Mungo of stealing a slave. Mungo has no choice but to jump bail and join the crew of a merchant ship bound for the slave markets of Africa and Havana. From there he travels to New Orleans and then to Virginia, unswerving in his desire to destroy Chester. As Mungo races from one hair-raising situation to the next, he pulls the reader breathlessly along. Those who like nonstop if melodramatic action will be rewarded.