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Golden Lion Hardcover – 24 September 2015
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Praise for Golden Lion:
‘Golden Lion is vintage Smith’ DAILY MAIL
‘Smith will take you on an exciting, taut and thrilling journey you will never forget’ The Sun
‘Smith tells a fast-paced story with a certain Edwardian flair’ The Times
Praise for Wilbur Smith:
‘NO ONE DOES ADVENTURE QUITE LIKE SMITH’ DAILY MIRROR
‘THE WORLD’S LEADING ADVENTURE WRITER’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘WILBUR SMITH IS ONE OF THOSE BENCHMARKS AGAINST WHOM OTHERS ARE COMPARED’ THE TIMES
About the Author
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of WHEN THE LION FEEDS, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.
- Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers (24 September 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0007535708
- ISBN-13 : 978-0007535705
- Dimensions : 15.9 x 4.1 x 24 cm
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and aromas amongst a cacophony of shouting voices, just added so much colour and life. However the ending was a let down for me as
the heroine so uplifted in the story suddenly becomes incapable of defending herself?
This novel compliments the Courtney series to perfection.
Looking forward to the next novel in this series.
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Smith's more recent books have become way too formulaic, so you won't find any surprises here. The story moves along okay, and reading it passed the time - nothing more. The ending however was unbelievably bad - so much so that I actually thought I must have missed a chapter somehow! The story seems to be building to the final 'climax', when suddenly it's just all over! It's as if the author just got bored mid-storyline and called it a day. Not sure I'll be reading anymore of Smith's new releases, very disappointed.
That is the fatal flaw it seems the author got bored and just finished up the book as quickly as possible, as he had something better to do, maybe cutting the grass!!!!
The author owes it to the readers to properly finish a book and not cop out and insult the intelligence of the readers by bland simplicity.
I will not be wasting my time again with his books.
However.... when I started reading it any such doubts were. Loan away. Right from the start this gripped me. A welcome addition to the Courtney sea faring books and Im even going to read Mr Kristian's Viking books as the writing maintained a very high standard and great exciting pace with lots of Wilbur Smith traits. If I hadn't been aware this was a co written venture I seriously wouldn't have known as this is a typical great Wilbur Smith book.
I'll have no problem buying any other co-written books after this.