Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1429997656
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 496

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....

Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781785765957
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 539

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' - The Sun 'With Wilbur Smith the action is never further than the turn of a page' - The 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.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781499860757
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 881

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...

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781499860030
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 546

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...?

Publisher : Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Category : Fiction
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 101

C. S. Lewis was a British author, lay theologian, and contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Publisher : HarperCollins
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062276551
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 640

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.

Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781848128545
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 240

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.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781499860719
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 644

A Courtney series adventure - Book 1 in The Burning Shore sequence "The deck bucked under her feet and she was hurtled backwards on to the bunk again, and the blast of a massive explosion ripped through the ship. 'What is happening?' she screamed. Love in a time of war. Hope in a time of danger. One of the greatest fighter pilots of the Great War, Michael Courtney is saved by the French noblewoman Centaine de Thiry when he crashes near her home. When Michael is killed, Centaine is determined to live out the future they had dreamed of and sets out alone to travel across the ocean to join his family in South Africa. But no journey is ever simple, and a pregnant Centaine finds herself shipwrecked in shark-infested waters off Africa's notorious Skeleton Coast, a deadly swim away from even deadlier land: the sun-bleached desert that will see her defenceless and alone. When hope arrives, she has no way of knowing if she will be saved -- or left in greater danger than ever before...

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781499860399
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 481

An action-packed adventure set in 1930s Africa from global bestseller Wilbur Smith “They recognised in each other that same restlessness that was always driving them on to new adventure, never staying long enough in one place or at one job to grow roots, unfettered by offspring or possessions, by spouse or responsibilities, taking up each new adventure eagerly and discarding it again with our qualms or regrets. Always moving onwards — never looking backwards.” The wartime race to save a country… When Jake Barton, American engineer, teams up with English gentleman and hustler Gareth Swales to sell five battered old Bentleys in 1930s East Africa, neither of them could have imagined that they’d soon be attempting to smuggle the vehicles into Ethiopia to support the war effort, in return for a huge reward. But to do this, they’ll have to manoeuvre past several extremely hostile European forces, as well as managing their feelings for Vicky Camberwell, the beautiful journalist who has been sent with them to report on the brutal violence of the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. The three adventurers are about to discover that some battles are more than they can handle…

Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780007289356
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 384

From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic.