The Sound of Thunder Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Sound of Thunder


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2007-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 1429997656

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The Sound of Thunder Excerpt :

The Sound of Thunder, a Courtney Family Adventure by Wilbur Smith The year is 1899. The British Empire is at the height of its power. But in South Africa, proud Dutch colonists defy the Queen and her army--and a lush, wild world is torn apart by guns, spears, and swords. Sean Courtney had been tragically separated from his family, but the Boer War has brought him back to his homeland--and into the sights of his enemy's guns. It has also returned him to Ruth Friedman, the only woman Sean can love, even though he shouldn't. As Sean's loyalties--to nation, man, and blood--are tested, a saga of duty and betrayal unfolds....

When the Lion Feeds Book
Score: 3.5
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When the Lion Feeds


  • Author : WILBUR. SMITH
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1785767046

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When the Lion Feeds Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

When the Lion Feeds


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9781499860030

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When the Lion Feeds Excerpt :

A Courtney series adventure - Book 1 in the When the Lion Feeds trilogy A Courtney series adventure: When the Lion Feeds trilogy - Book 1 "'What is it?' Sean felt the first tingle of alarm. 'N'yoni', said Mbejane softly and Sean saw them. A dark pall, still so far off that they could not distinguish the individual birds: only a shadow, a thin dark shadow in the sky. Watching it Sean was suddenly cold in the hot noonday sun. He started to run." Brothers by birth. Enemies by blood. Natal, 1860; the Courtney twins are born. Heirs to their father's fortune, destiny divides the boys from the start -- Garrick is eager to stay indoors with a book and escape the hardships of cattle-rearing, while Sean, strong and much-loved, wants to try his hand at everything. When Garrick is forced to take ownership of their farm, Sean must explore the opportunities awaiting him: the rush and horrors of the Zulu Wars, the women who will fall for his charms, the rise and fall of gold fever and the deadly thrills of big game hunting on the African plains. But will Sean's adventures really be his making -- and at what ultimate cost...?

The Sound of Thunder Book

The Sound of Thunder


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785765957

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The Sound of Thunder Excerpt :

BOOK 2 IN THE EPIC HISTORICAL SAGA OF THE COURTNEY FAMILY, FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WILBUR SMITH 'Smith will take you on an exciting, taut and thrilling journey you will never forget' - Sun 'With Wilbur Smith the action is never further than the turn of a page' - Independent 'No one does adventure quite like Smith' - Daily Mirror SOME WILL WIN. SOME WILL LOSE. As war is declared between the British Empire and the Transvaal Republic, veteran and entrepreneur Sean Courtney realises that it is not only on the battlefield that enemies are born. His sons are repeating the sins of their father, locked in a violent battle. Meanwhile Sean's own brother, Garrick, is bitter and vengeful, determined to destroy Sean and the empire he has built for himself. As Sean finds himself on the brink of losing everything in the ongoing war, he finds something he has never had before - love - with the strong-willed, self-assured and beautiful Ruth Friedman. But this love forms a weakness in him, a weakness Garrick is determined to manipulate to deliver the revenge he desperately seeks. With the world against him, Sean must fight for everything he has built. But when your enemy is your own family, there are some wars in which there are no victors . . . The Sound of Thunder is the thrilling second novel from Wilbur Smith, one of the bestselling and most beloved authors of the century. Book 3 in the Courtney series, A Sparrow Falls, is available now.

A Time to Die Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A Time to Die


  • Author : Wilbur A. Smith
  • Publisher : Fawcett Books
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : 9780449147610

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A Time to Die Excerpt :

As the world around him burns with passion and death, professional hunter and guerrilla fighter Sean Courtney is trapped between his worst enemies, an overwhelming love for a woman, and his instincts to survive -- and kill.

Power of the Sword Book
Score: 3
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Power of the Sword


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 881
  • ISBN 10 : 9781499860757

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Power of the Sword Excerpt :

A Courtney series adventure - Book 2 in The Burning Shore sequence "We are Courtneys. We don't have to fight with our fists. We fight with power and money and influence. Nobody can beat us on our own ground." A powerful family. A time of war. Centaine de Thiry Courtney has not only survived, but thrived, a successful woman with two sons of her own: Shasa Courtney, the Courtney heir, and Manfred de la Rey, Shasa's half-brother, her secret child raised solely by his father. At the time of the Great Depression, Centaine must make difficult decisions to ensure the security of her family - decisions that will affect Manfred and his father, Lothar de la Rey, a man Centaine once loved. But the world is changing, and conflicts greater than any the world has seen before are looming. Centaine and her children must face the upcoming war - where not all of them will be on the same side...

The Dark of the Sun Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Dark of the Sun


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781499860078

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The Dark of the Sun Excerpt :

A standalone thriller from Wilbur Smith A gendarme snatched up his rifle from where it lay at his feet; Bruce saw him elbow his way towards the side of the truck to begin firing; he was working the slide to lever a round into the breech. "Mwembe!" Bruce shouted the gendarme's name, but his voice could not penetrate the uproar. In two seconds the whole situation would dissolve into a pandemonium of tracer and bazooka fire.' Hired to kill. Fighting to live. Captain Bruce Murray has a simple enough mission or so he thinks: lead his mercenary soldiers to rescue a town cut off by rebel fighting in the Belgian Congo. It soon becomes clear that the town's diamond supplies are the real focus of the mission she's been sent on. Although Murray soon finds something more valuable than diamonds, and will do anything to protect it. But there's one thing Murray hadn't counted on -- that his most deadly enemies may not be the ones he's facing down the barrel of a gun, but the ones who are right beside him...

War Cry Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

War Cry


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062276551

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War Cry Excerpt :

The saga of the legendary Courtney family continues in this fourteenth installment in Wilbur Smith’s bestselling series—the sequel to 2009’s Assegai—a thrilling tale of espionage, adventure, and danger, set in Africa and spanning from the Great War’s end to the dark days of World War II. As a member of the remarkable Courtney family, Leon Courtney knows how quickly fortunes can be won and lost. Over the course of more than two centuries, generations of his family have risen and fallen with the tides of history. Leon, too, has experienced his own share of triumph and pain. In the wake of his beloved wife’s death, the renowned big-game hunter is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in colonial Kenya. In the 1920s, the continent of Africa is a dangerous place. As Leon attempts to navigate the murky political waters of this most exquisitely beautiful and wildest of lands, his daughter grows into an independent and headstrong young woman bound for a far different life in Britain, as a student at Oxford. But over the course of more than two decades, spies, traitors, and adventurers will dog their every step. As the fitful years of peace lead to the outbreak of the Second World War—involving Africa once more—Leon and Saffron must fight for their survival . . . and that of their illustrious family. Wilbur Smith masterfully captures the tensions that will spark a war across continents—and the uncertainty and hopes of a father and daughter caught in its grips—in this engrossing novel that delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that have made him a living legend.

Rage Book

Rage


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 897
  • ISBN 10 : 9781499860795

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Rage Excerpt :

A Courtney series adventure - Book 3 in The Burning Shore sequence "Shasa closed his mouth slowly. The very foundations os his political beliefs and principles were shaken, and the walls cracked through. They had led him up into a high place and shown him the prize that was his for the taking." The future of a country. The end of a family. Shasa Courtney, heir to the Courtney fortunes, dreams only of uniting his divided, beloved country. Against all his principles, he allows his half-brother Manfred to persuade him to join South Africa's right-wing National Party, hoping to moderate from within their dangerous policies of apartheid. But Shasa's wife is working against everything he's working for, while Manfred has deadly secrets he cannot afford to be revealed, either to his family or the public who are on the brink of war. In the terrible struggle for the future of South Africa, the Courtney family will be torn apart -- and many will have to pay a terrible price...

Cloudburst Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Cloudburst


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2020-03-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848128545

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Cloudburst Excerpt :

Brand new Wilbur Smith series for readers of 10+ - starring fourteen-year-old Jack Courtney. Jack Courtney has lived in the UK his whole life. But this summer his parents are travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a gorilla conference, and they've promised to take Jack and his friends with them. When his parents go missing in the rainforest, abducted by mercenaries, nobody seems to have any answers. Jack is pretty sure that it's got something to do with the nearby tantalum mines, but he needs to prove it. Along with Amelia and Xander, Jack must brave the jungle to save his parents. Standing in his way is a member of his own family - Caleb Courtney. There are western gorillas, forest elephants and hippos. But there are also bandits, mercenaries and poachers. The three friends will need their wits about them if they are not only to save Jack's parents, but their own lives too.

The Sunbird Book

The Sunbird


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN 10 : 9781499860276

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The Sunbird Excerpt :

An action-packed archaeological adventure from global bestseller Wilbur Smith “You should know of the legend. At a time when the rocks were soft and the air was misty, there was an abomination and an evil in this place which was put down by our ancestors. They placed a death curse upon these hills and commanded that this evil be cleaned from the earth and from the minds of men, forever.” A lost civilisation. A curse reborn. Dr Ben Kazin has only a blurred photograph and a gut instinct that there is a lost city to uncover somewhere beneath the Botswana cliffs. Soon, a whispered curse and a chance encounter with a local tribe lead him to discover much more than city foundations. The curse, it seems, is real, and will link Ben, his oldest friend, and the woman they both love with a forgotten leader from two thousand years ago, in a city of glory and honour that subsequently disappeared without a trace. But what happened to that ancient civilisation? And what is it that connects that lost empire to Ben, and the violent dangers he must face in the present day?

The Burning Shore Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Burning Shore


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007-02-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312940805

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The Burning Shore Excerpt :

Centaine de Thiry, a young Frenchwoman seeking a new life for herself and her unborn child, after her lover, a British flying ace, is killed during World War I, sets out for her lover's childhood home in South Africa. Reprint.

Vicious Circle Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

Vicious Circle


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447265368

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Vicious Circle Excerpt :

When Hector Cross’s new life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before: a terrorist group has re-emerged – like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp. They travel to the remotest Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones.For Hazel and Hector have a child, a precious daughter, who he will go to the ends of the earth to protect. And brutal figures from the Bannock family’s past – thought long-gone – are returning, with an agenda so sinister that Hector realizes he is facing a new breed of enemy. One whose shifting attack and dark, shocking secrets take Hector to the heart of Africa and to a series of crimes so shocking they demand revenge.

King of Kings Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

King of Kings


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781499862027

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King of Kings Excerpt :

The long-awaited sequel to Wilbur Smith's worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun. An epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war that brings together two of Wilbur Smith's greatest families in this long-awaited sequel to his worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun. Cairo, 1888. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking. But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him and travels to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they make the dangerous journey to the new capital of Addis Ababa, where they are welcomed by Menelik, the King of Kings. But Italy has designs on Abyssinia, and there are rumours of a plan to invade... Back in Cairo, a devastated Penrod seeks oblivion in the city's opium dens. When he is rescued by his old friend, Lorenzo De Fonseca, now in the Italian army, and offered the chance to assess the situation around the Abyssinian border, Penrod leaps at the chance of action. With storm clouds gathering, and on opposing sides of the invasion, can Penrod and Amber find their way back to one another - against all the odds?