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The Resource Golden lion, Wilbur Smith with Giles Kristian

Golden lion, Wilbur Smith with Giles Kristian

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Golden lion
Title
Golden lion
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Wilbur Smith with Giles Kristian
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eng
Summary
In this epic African adventure, Wilbur Smith returns to his longest-running series - and the very beginnings of the Courtney family saga in the late seventeenth century - with co-author Giles Kristian. 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 LION FEEDS, 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 realizes 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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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430709
Cataloging source
CDX
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Smith, Wilbur A
Dewey number
813
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Kristian, Giles
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True
Series statement
Courtneys of Africa
Series volume
0014
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  • Adventures and adventurers
  • Revenge
  • Slavery
  • Courtney family (Fictitious characters)
  • Africa, East
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of heroes in a time of war
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Golden lion, Wilbur Smith with Giles Kristian
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055424403
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780732298241
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(hardback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)920374217
Label
Golden lion, Wilbur Smith with Giles Kristian
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055424403
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9780732298241
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)920374217

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