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The Triumph of the Sun

By Wilbur Smith

The Courtneys meet the Ballantynes in a sweeping adventure.

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Audience: Adult fiction
Publish date: 28/06/2018
ISBN number: 9781785767005
Price: £10.99
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 656 pages
Edition: Paperback
Genre: Adventure

The Triumph of the Sun

By Wilbur Smith

Details

Audience: Adult fiction
Publish date: 28/06/2018
ISBN number: 9781785767005
Price: £10.99
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 656 pages
Edition: Paperback
Genre: Adventure

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The Courtneys meet the Ballantynes in a sweeping adventure.

Menace emanated from them as fiercely as the heat from the sun. Night and day, the drums never stopped, a constant reminder of the mortal threat that hung over them. She could hear them booming across the waters, like the heartbeat of the monster.

An unimaginable enemy will bring them together . . .

In the burning heat of the Sudanese sun, the city of Khartoum is under siege from the fearsome forces of the Mahdi, the charismatic leader of those who tire of the brutal Egyptian government. In Khartoum, along with thousands of innocent citizens, are trapped the fanatical General Charles Gordon, intrepid soldier Penrod Ballantyne of the 10th Hussars, English trader Ryder Courtney and the British consul and his three beautiful daughters.

As rescue becomes increasingly unlikely, this group of Queen Victoria’s loyal citizens must unite to prepare themselves against a nightmarish enemy, and for the savage battle to survive that must surely follow . . .

The Courtneys meet the Ballantynes in a sweeping adventure.

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Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He became a full-time writer in 1964 following the success of When the Lion Feeds, and has since published over fifty global bestsellers, including the Courtney Series, the Ballantyne Series, the Egyptian Series, the Hector Cross Series and many successful standalone novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. An international phenomenon, his readership built up over fifty-five years of writing, establishing him as one of the most successful and impressive brand authors in the world.

The establishment of the Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation in 2015 cemented Wilbur’s passion for empowering writers, promoting literacy and advancing adventure writing as a genre. The foundation’s flagship programme is the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.

Wilbur Smith passed away peacefully at home in 2021 with his wife, Niso, by his side, leaving behind him a rich treasure trove of novels and stories that will delight readers for years to come.