Golden Lion

Golden Lion

Book - 2015
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East African Coast, 1670. The Golden Bough, captained by Henry 'Hal' Courtney, is running south from Ethiopia to Zanzibar. Below deck, both his crew and his lover, the fearless warrior Judith Nazet, sleep. As the moon glints through clouds, Hal sights a ship passing close by. Although there is an uneasy truce between the warring English and Dutch, Hal scents danger. When the Bough is boarded, the crew must go hand to hand to defend their ship and their lives. But soon Hal will face even graver danger, as he discovers his mortal enemy still lives and is hell-bent on revenge. he must pursue his nemesis across desert savannah, through the seedy underbelly of Zanzibar's slave markets and shark-infested waters, imperilling his own life at every turn. But it will take more than a slave's shackles to hold Hal Courtney.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2015]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062276582
9780062276469
Characteristics: 382 pages : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kristian, Giles - Author

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teroknor
Feb 20, 2018

Sorry, just not up to his usual standards. Just got done reading "Birds of Prey" and went to this one. The only Wilbur Smith book I couldn't finish. Just not the same when writing by himself.

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funkydave
May 08, 2017

I enjoyed reading this book, but not as good as some his other books. Lots of action, and a fast moving plot yet the hummf is some how missing. One of the ways i judge books is in how involved he gets me in the story and this one was good but not great. Too bad all th eelements are there.
3.4/5

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zipread
Jan 15, 2017

I've come to be a great fan of the author, but strangely, this novel doesn't find traction with me. After a number of attempts, I haven't been able to get very far at all into this novel. Perhaps it's the setting; perhaps I'm not the swashbuckling type.
Wilbur, I'll have to take a pass on this one.
Sorry.

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dannnn
Oct 29, 2015

Another winner. Not as good as some of Wilburs but better than his other recent stories.

peteb63 Oct 15, 2015

Not a bad book but his writing is becoming more like an adult boys own.

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