East African Coast, 1670.
In a time of brave and brutal adventure, one man will journey across land and sea to pursue his greatest enemy …
The Golden Bough, captained by Henry ‘Hal’ Courtney, is running south from Ethiopia to Zanzibar. Below deck, both his crew and his lover, the fearless warrior Judith Nazet, sleep. As the moon glints through clouds, Hal sights a ship passing close by. Although there is an uneasy truce between the warring English and Dutch, Hal scents danger. When the Bough is boarded, the crew must go hand to hand to defend their ship and their lives.
But soon Hal will face even graver danger, as he discovers his mortal enemy still lives and is hell-bent on revenge. he must pursue his nemesis across desert savannah, through the seedy underbelly of Zanzibar’s slave markets and shark-infested waters, imperilling his own life at every turn. But it will take more than a slave’s shackles to hold Hal Courtney…
A thrilling blend of extraordinary drama and epic storytelling, Golden Lion sees Wilbur Smith return in triumphant form to the adventures of his beloved and bestselling Courtney family.
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.
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