Golden Lion

Golden Lion

A Novel of Heroes in A Time of War

Book - 2015
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For readers of Game of Thrones, Ken Follett, and Clive Cussler:

an epic adventure spanning land and sea...

time and distance...

courage, revenge, and everything in between.


He saw his father executed in battle. He spent his youth avenging that death. And now Henry 'Hal' Courtney is a man with a ship - and a family - of his own.

But fate has not finished with Hal. On a voyage along the eastern shore of Africa, a powerful enemy abducts his wife, the fearless warrior Judith... and with her, Hal's unborn child. For Hal, a man all too familiar with loss, there is only one way forward: He must track his nemesis across desert and ocean, through the slave markets of Zanzibar and the dangerous waters of the coast, in pursuit of the woman he loves, the child he sired, and the glorious destiny that awaits him.

Bursting with action and suspense, heroism and heartache, this unforgettable novel proves once more that Wilbur Smith is the world's greatest adventure writer.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780062276469
Branch Call Number: FICTION SMITH
Characteristics: 382 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kristian, Giles - Author


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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.

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.

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.

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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