The new generation of Courtneys stake their claim on the wilderness of Southern Africa in this brilliant new novel from the celebrated international bestselling author. At the close of Wilbur Smith's bestselling MONSOON, Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled on the high seas and finally reached the Cape of Good Hope to start life afresh. In this spellbinding new novel, the next generation of Courtney's are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous 'Robber's Road'. It is a journey both exciting and hazardous, that takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals.At heart a story of love and hatred, vengeance and greed, BLUE HORIZON is an utterly compelling adventure from one of the world's most celebrated novelists.'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared' The Times'A masterstory teller' Sunday Times
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The New York Times bestselling author and one of the greatest adventure writers of our time returns with a pulse pounding tale of danger, courage and suspense. In the tradition of Wilbur Smith's earlier bestseller, Monsoon, this spellbinding new novel introduces the next generation of Courtneys. They are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous "Robbers' Road."
The Dream Of A Family.
The Future Of An Empire.
The Adventure Of A Lifetime.
With adventure in their blood, Jim and Mansur Courtney seek to carve out a life for themselves and their families in the unexplored splendor of Africa. But laying claim to a land devastated by war yields unexpected risks. No sooner does their journey unfold than their destiny changes with the daring rescue of a woman imprisoned on a doomed convict ship. Blazing a thousand-mile trail, they escape across a savage world of warring native tribes, bounty hunters, and predators driven by greed and lust. Now the Courtney's true quest begins-a life-and-death pursuit of a dream at any cost...
"The eleventh volume in Smith's saga of the Courtney clan is every bit as riveting as its predecessors. Brimming with bravado, greed, and romance." -Booklist
"Action is Wilbur Smith's game, and he is a master." -Washington Post Book WorldAbout the Author:
Wilbur Smith has written twenty-eight novels. His books have been translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over eighty million copies. Tim Pigott-Smith is a British classical stage and television actor. He's appeared on Broadway in Sherlock Holmes as well as opposite such British stars as Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Geraldine James, and Patrick Stewart. He has appeared in a host of Shakespearean classics on television including Henry IV, Part I and Measure for Measure as well as in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, Fame Is the Spur, and The Jewel in the Crown. His many film credits include Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans, Bloody Sunday, and Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York. An Earphones Award-winner and Audie finalist, Tim has narrated everything from Wilbur Smith's Triumph of the Sun and Blue Horizon to Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic The Brothers Karamazov and Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.
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Book Description Macmillan, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1405021187