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When the Lion Feeds

When the Lion Feeds

A Courtney Family Novel

Courtney Family Adventures (Volume 1)

Wilbur Smith

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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 and love his way to extraordinary success and heartbreaking failure...

In a place called The Ridge of White Waters, Sean made a life-long friendship, mined a fortune of gold, and met his own demons. Then an act of cunning betrayal struck--and ignited a new adventure to a new frontier.

From facing the murderous charge of a towering bull elephant to watching men die unspeakable deaths, Sean fought new enemies, forged new allies--and dreamed of establishing a family on a farm of his own. But in Wilbur Smith's When the Lion Feeds, the young man who had lived by his courage, sweat, and blood was about to discover that the past still had its claws in him…

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A single wild pheasant flew up the side of the hill almost brushing the tips of the grass in its flight. It drooped its wings and hung its legs as it reached the crest...

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Praise for When the Lion Feeds

“Plenty of incident and colour” —The Observer

“Pride of place goes to When the Lion Feeds because it is bigger, wider and more full of plot than all the others put together ...” —The Daily Telegraph

“Wilbur Smith has built up his wide-screen adventure story with energy and shrewdness.” —Sunday Times

“Mr. Smith is a natural story-teller who moves confidently and often splendidly in his period and sustains a flow of convincing incident without repeating his excitement.” —The Scotsman

“A very impressive book in its wide scope and its descriptive colour.” —Sphere

“Smith is a master.” —Publishers Weekly

“One of the world's most popular adventure writers. ” —The Washington Post Book World

“A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship. ” —Tulsa World

“Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.” —The Times (UK)

“Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August.” —Stephen King

“Action is Wilbur Smith's game, and he is a master.” —The Washington Post Book World

“The world's leading adventure writer.” —Daily Express (UK)

“Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick.” —Sunday Times

“Smith is a captivating storyteller.” —The Orlando Sentinel

“No one does adventure quite like Smith.” —Daily Mirror (UK)

“A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books.” —The Irish Times

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About the author

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.

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