Courtney Family Adventures

The Courtney novels trace the fortunes, and misfortunes, of a sprawling, ambitious family, from the 1660s to the late twentieth century. Deemed “one of the world's most popular and prolific adventure writers” by The Washington Post, bestselling author Wilbur Smith is at the height of his storytelling powers in this family saga of historical fiction and adventure on the African continent.

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Assegai
Assegai

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

Ex-soldier Leon Courtney guides the rich and powerful from America and Europe on big-game safaris. After a successful expedition with U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, Leon became...

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The Sound of Thunder
The Sound of Thunder

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

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,...

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Rage
Rage

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

In the second half of the twentieth century, the future bears down on Africa--fueled by the sins of the past and the blood feuds of nations, tribes, and families. For the Courtney family,...

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Power of the Sword
Power of the Sword

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

Sasha Courtney was groomed by his French-born mother to take control of the Courtney Mining and Finance Company, whose font of wealth was sown deep beneath African soil. But Sasha's brother,...

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The Burning Shore
The Burning Shore

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

Centaine de Thiry grew up with privilege, wealth, and freedom on a sprawling French estate. Then war came crashing down around her, and a daring young South African aviator named Michael Courtney...

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A Sparrow Falls
A Sparrow Falls

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

Mark Anders grew up on eight thousand acres of African land that bore his family name. Then he fought in Europe's Great War and, upon returning to his ancestral home, he saw savagery unlike...

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When the Lion Feeds
When the Lion Feeds

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

He began life at his twin brother's side, soon running wild on his father's ranch on the edge of Africa. But violence, desire, and fate sent Sean Courtney into exile--where he would fight...

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The Triumph of the Sun
The Triumph of the Sun

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

They’ve come from out of the shifting sands and down from ancient mountains. Mounted on horse and camel, carrying gleaming swords and plundered rifles, the sons of Allah are led by a...

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Blue Horizon
Blue Horizon

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

An electrifying tale of danger, courage, and suspense set in colonial South Africa from one of the greatest historical adventure writers living today - a master novelist at the height of his abilities.

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Monsoon
Monsoon

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

One man. Three sons. A powerful destiny waiting to unfold.Once a voracious adventurer, it has been many years since Hal Courtney has dared the high seas. Now he must return with...

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Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey

Courtney Family Adventures

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Press

Deemed "one of the world's most popular and prolific adventure writers" by The Washington Post, bestselling author Wilbur Smith is at the height of his storytelling powers in Birds of...

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  • Book Trailer for Assegai by Wilbur Smith

    A book trailer for bestselling author Wilbur Smith's thriller, Assegai.

  • Assegai by Wilbur Smith--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Wilbur Smith's adventure novel Assegai, part of his saga about the Courtney family. Wilbur Smith has won acclaim worldwide as the master of the historical novel. Now, in Assegai, he takes readers on an unforgettable African adventure set against the gathering clouds of war. It is 1913 and Leon Courtney, an ex-soldier turned professional hunter in British East Africa, guides the rich and powerful from America and Europe on big-game safaris. Leon had never sought fame,

  • The Triumph of the Sun by Wilbur Smith--Audio Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Wilbur Smith's novel The Triumph of the Sun, continuing the saga of the Courtney Family Adventures. From one of the world's most celebrated novelists comes an epic adventure set on the banks of the Nile in Khartoum, 1884. In the Sudan, decades of brutal misgovernment by the ruling Egyptian Khedive in Cairo precipitate a fierce and bloody rebellion and Holy War headed by a charismatic new religious leader, The Madhi or "Expected One." The British are forced to intervene

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