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When the Lion Feeds

By Wilbur Smith

From bestselling author Wilbur Smith, the first epic adventure in the popular Courtney Series.

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Audience: Adult fiction
Publish date: 28/06/2018
ISBN number: 9781785767043
Price: £10.99
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 544 pages
Genre: Adventure

When the Lion Feeds

By Wilbur Smith

Details

Audience: Adult fiction
Publish date: 28/06/2018
ISBN number: 9781785767043
Price: £10.99
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 544 pages
Genre: Adventure

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From bestselling author Wilbur Smith, the first epic adventure in the popular Courtney Series.

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 . . . ?

A Courtney Series adventure – Book 1 in the When the Lion Feeds trilogy.

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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.