La vita della famiglia Courteney scorre tranquilla nella tenuta di High Weald che si trova in Africa, precisamente a capo di Buona Speranza, ma una forza sconosciuta li attira verso il cuore dell'Africa nera. Il primo a rispondere a quel richiamo sarà Jim, che abbandonerà il Capo e la famiglia per inseguire un sogno d'amore d'avventura intravisto negli occhi azzurri di una giovane donna perseguitata. Poi sarà la volta di Tom, suo padre, che non esiterà a schierarsi col figlio e a proteggere i due giovani dalle autorità olandesi. Quindi toccherà a Dorian, lo zio di Jim, che farà rotta verso l'Oman, la terra che vent'anni prima l'ha comprato come schiavo e ora lo reclama come condottiero.
- ISBN: 8830419508
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 749
In the eleventh instalment of the Courtney series, Smith continues to lay the early foundation of the Courtney family in South Africa. This novel moves the story to the next generation of Courtney children, specifically the sons of Tom (Jim) and Dorian (Mansur). In the early portion of the novel, th Leggi tutto
While I appreciate this is probably extremely well researched in historical terms, I found it hard to be impressed when having to slog through page upon page of cringe worthy dialogue being expressed by characters that were two dimensional, the writer seems to think he can make women interesting by
The third of the early Courtney family adventures. This book pretty much picks up where Monsoon left off without moving forward a generation, but adding one. Anyone looking at picking up Wilbur Smith's Courtney saga really should start with Birds of Prey rather than the first Courtney book written, W Leggi tutto
yuck. The back says it's filled with "bravado, greed, and romance". If romance is a man patting himself on the back and telling his "woman" what a wonderful man he is, then sure, I guess the write up is correct. I found it pathetic and impossible to read. Do not read.
The detailing is awesome. The tribes, the terrains, the sea. You can feel it.
Wilbur Smith is a talented author and I love his novels. This is one of many stories about the Courtney family who lived in South Africa. The tale takes place in the early 1800s. This one begins with a slave ship anchored in the harbor where it fled from a storm. Jim Courtney brings produce to the s Leggi tutto
In the fast paced world of the Courtney brothers life is never dull. Wilbur Smith once again exhibits his seamless ability to run multiple story lines in parallel, building suspense and without ever loosing one. A desire to find out what happens next continues to drive one deeper and deeper into the Leggi tutto
My favorite book all-time. The conclusion to the early Courtney series; excellent as a stand-alone book as well. Wonderful story of revenge, exploration and love. Epic and detailed... a must read. I suggest reading the series starting with Monsoon, then Blue Horizon and lastly, Birds of Prey (works
This is not the Wilbur Smith I know. Too long with too much detail. Won't put me off his next book but disappointed in this one.
So. So terrible. Unnecessary rape scenes. Don’t recommend this series. The Courtney’s of Africa waaaaay better
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