1754. Nati e cresciuti a Madras, in India, Theo Courtney e sua sorella Constance sono sempre stati inseparabili, ma la tragica morte dei genitori li allontana bruscamente, mettendo fine alla loro infanzia fatta di avventure e complicità. Theo, tormentato dai sensi di colpa, cerca il riscatto arruolandosi nell'esercito britannico e combattendo nella guerra franco-indiana. Connie, convinta di essere stata abbandonata dal fratello, dopo aver subito ogni sorta di abusi e angherie da chi avrebbe dovuto proteggerla, riesce infine a fuggire in Francia e a farsi accettare nell'alta società parigina. Ma ancora una volta si ritrova alla mercé di uomini crudeli e senza scrupoli, la cui sete di potere e di gloria finisce per condurla suo malgrado sul fronte nordamericano della Guerra dei sette anni, dove Francia e Gran Bretagna si affrontano senza esclusione di colpi. Poi, inaspettatamente, le loro strade si incontrano di nuovo, e i due fratelli si rendono conto che la vendetta e la redenzione che entrambi stanno disperatamente cercando potrebbero costare loro la vita... Una nuova generazione di Courtney lotta per la libertà in un susseguirsi di dolorose tragedie e grandi passioni, atti di eroismo e orribili tradimenti, che portano il lettore nel cuore della guerra franco-indiana.
- ISBN: 8869055450
- Casa Editrice: HarperCollins Italia
- Pagine: 544
I’ll say 3.5 stars, though Goodreads has yet to permit this to be properly reflected. First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Wilbur Smith, Tom Harper, and Bonnier Zaffre USA for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review. Having lo Leggi tutto
Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith This is Wilbur Smith's 18th installment about the Courtney family. It's 1754 Theo and Constance Courtney lost their parents in an attack on Madras, India by the French. Theo promises Constance he will always protect her, they're sent to their cousin Gerard in Calcutta, Con Leggi tutto
I have been a fan of Wilbur Smith since the mid 1960s when I read his first Courtney family adventure When the Lion Feeds and I have read every book since. I have to say that I do prefer his historical novels including the Egyptian series rather than his more modern books, so I would pleased to see
Ghost Fire is the 18th book in the Courtney series and all I can say is that this is the first book by Wilbur Smith I have read. That being said, I loved this book so much I have decided to read the whole series! This book has everything in it; adventure, history, war, and it takes place all over the Leggi tutto
Ghost Fire A FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL! Jul 24 2019 – 11:44 AM By wondermommy22 An awesome journey! Theo and Constance's story is one of tragedy, and conflict. But will each one have the courage it takes to win the fight for freedom? These two amazing characters find themselves in the midst of the French In Leggi tutto
Wow I have not read Wilbur Smith in years and what a read. A real page turner, the English, the French and Red Indians starting in India and ending in Albany. Historic fact bound in a tale of savagery and fierce love. A real good read
I have been a fan of Wilbur Smith since I read his first book in the 1960s when I was a teenager. Apart from the African series I have also enjoyed his Egyptian series very much too. Wild Fire which is co-authored with Tom Harper is definitely a reminder of those earlier Courtney books, filled with
I was excited to start Ghost Fire. I found myself saying in the first few chapters that this was going to be a great book. The children Theo and Connie go to the barracks to see what is happening, Their well-off parents find out and go after them. The parents are tragically killed. I thought this is Leggi tutto
An epic adventure spanning the globe from colonial India, to Europe and North America. While I did enjoy and appreciate Ghost Fire for its descriptive settings and fast paced plot, I'm not sure I will read the other books in this series simply because I prefer my adventures a little more modern (ie. Leggi tutto
A fast paced, boisterous bodice ripper, very loosely based on history, but so loosely it can't really be called historical fiction. But maybe alt-historical fiction? The twists & turns in the plot, the challenges to your willing suspension of disbelief, and the very 21st century narcissism of the tw Leggi tutto
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