Author(s): Wilbur Smith
The Courtneys meet the Ballantynes in this epic African adventure from one of the world's most celebrated novelists.
Queen Victoria's reign is in full flourish, her empire expanding and her colonies stretching across the globe. In Africa, the land proves rich with minerals, and the trading companies continue to cross the seas and grow.
On the banks of the river Nile, two families meet: the Courtneys and the Ballantynes. Both influential, powerful, and determined to dominate, their encounter provides the background for Wilbur Smith's dramatic and powerful novel.
It is Wilbur Smith at his masterful best.
2005, First edition, first printing. A near fine, unmarked copy in a very good d/w with light edge bumping and a bookseller sticker to the front panel.
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 thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages