The Resource Golden Lion

Golden Lion

Label
Golden Lion
Title
Golden Lion
Statement of responsibility
Wilbur Smith and Giles Kristian
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Language
eng
Summary
Golden Lion follows Hal Courtney's adventures after the Christians have routed the Muslim invaders in Ethiopia in the mid-seventeenth century. And though conflicts still rage, Hal will face a much more personal enemy bent on revenge.Wilbur Smith burst onto the international scene in 1964 with his debut novel, When the Lions Feed, which introduced the Courtney family to readers around the world. Subsequent Courtney novels traced the fortunes, and misfortunes, of this sprawling, ambitious family, from the dawn of the 18th century to the late 20th century, from Natal in South Africa through Rhodesia and up through East Africa.Henry 'Hal' Courtney has always lived at sea. He watched his own father executed during the Anglo-Dutch naval war, and spent his entire young adulthood avenging his father's death. Now a truce has been made between the warring countries and Hal is captain of his own ship - the Golden Bough. From the slave markets of Zanzibar to the pirate-riddled waters of the Indian Ocean, Hal leads his crew in and out of the waves of danger. But he soon realises that just because the war is over, does not mean the battle is won, and the more a man achieves, the more he has to lose
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The son of pirate and merchant Sir Frances Courtney, Henry "Hal" Courtney was raised at sea. When war broke out between the English and the Dutch empires, his father, fighting for the English crown, attacked a fleet of Dutch East India Company ships off the coast of Africa. That bravery was met with betrayal, and Sir Francis was executed. His heartbroken son witnessed his death and dedicated his young adulthood to avenging his father's name. Now, twenty years of war have passed. It is 1784, and a truce has been made between the English and the Dutch, ending the long years of battle on the seas. Hal, too has changed. He has become the captain of his own ship, and is soon to become a father himself. Navigating his crew across the waves of danger, Hal sails his ship, the Golden Bough, from the slave markets of Zanzibar to the pirate-riddled waters of the Indian Ocean in search of fortune and treasure. But though the war is over, the final battle has not been won. Soon, Hal will learn that the more a man achieves, the more he has to lose.
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10430709
Cataloging source
BT
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Smith, Wilbur
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Kristian, Giles
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True
Series statement
Courtney novels
Series volume
0013
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Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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a novel of heroes in a time of war
Label
Golden Lion
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Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_156024
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460701294
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Golden Lion
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_156024
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460701294
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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