A Falcon Flies is the first best-selling novel in Wilbur Smith's epic tale of Africa, The Ballantyne Novels.
In search of a father they barely remember, Zouga and Dr Robyn Ballantyne board Mungo St John's magnificent clipper to speed them to Africa. But long before they sight that mighty continent, Robyn knows that she and Mungo will battle with all the fury of natural enemies - and love with all the desperation of those unable to evade the commands of fate. For if she can bring hope and healing to Africa's fever-ridden shores, he, a lawless trader in human cargo, will possess any man - or woman - he chooses....
Set in 1860, this gripping tale is followed by Men of Men, The Angels Weep and The Leopard Hunts in Darkness.
A great start to a wonderful series
I enjoyed this conclusion to the series. As with every volume in the Ballantyne series I found special personal connection. I have lived, worked, traveled in Zambia, as well as other suthern and eatersn Africa countries. There was good drama along with realism & legitimate citations, names, & culture in general. No faults found in this great beginning. The extreme difficulty in the reader's accents is very challenging task. He did well with m.anf of the accents of the region. This first volume hooked me on the series. Highly recommend.