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Publisher, Date:
[New York] : Zaffre Publishing, [2019]
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448 pages ; 24 cm
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Sequel to: Triumph of the sun.
ISBN:
9781499862010 (hardback)
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2
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0
Control Number:
206741
Call Number:
F Smi
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0
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Author Notes
Wilbur Smith (Author) <br> Wilbur Smith is a worldwide phenomenon. His readership has built up over fifty-five years of writing.<br> Born in Central Africa in 1933, Wilbur became a full-time writer in 1964 following the success of When the Lion Feeds , and has since published over fourty global bestsellers, including the Courtney Series, the Ballantyne Series, the Egyptian Series, the Hector Cross Series and many successful standalone novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. <br> The establishment of the Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation in 2015 cemented Wilbur's passion for empowering writers, promoting literacy and advancing adventure writing as a genre. The foundation's flagship programme is the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. <br> For all the latest information on Wilbur visit www.wilbursmithbooks.com or facebook.com/WilburSmith
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Characters
Amber Benbrook (Female), Twin, Engaged, Penrod's fiancee
Penrod Ballantyne (Male), Engaged to Amber
Lady Agatha (Female), Penrod's former lover
Saffron (Female), Twin, Married, Amber's twin sister
Ryder Courtney (Male), Adventurer, Husband of Saffron
Lorenzo De Fonseca (Male), Old friend of Penrod
Genre
Fiction
Historical
Adventure
Saga
Domestic
Romance
Topics
Engagements
Jealousy
Betrayal
Family relationships
Journeys
Mining
Friendship
Military invasion
Setting
Cairo, Egypt - Africa / Asia / Middle East / North Africa
Time Period
1888 -- 19th century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Smith and Robertson's melodramatic sequel to 2005's The Triumph of the Sun opens in 1887 Cairo, where the jealous Lady Agatha Woodforde breaks up Amber Benbrook's engagement to Maj. Penrod Ballantyne by sharing secrets of his past with Amber. Two years earlier, Amber was taken prisoner after the fall of Khartoum. Amber's twin sister, Saffron, and her husband, Ryder Courtney, rescued her "just as Amber's maturing beauty was provoking" her captor's attentions. The memoir that Amber published about her experiences, Slaves of the Mahdi, became a bestseller. In the wake of her romantic disappointment, Amber joins Saffron and Ryder on a trip to Abyssinia to pursue a silver mining venture, but betrayal and murder threaten the success of that enterprise. Meanwhile, the Italian government seeks to exert its influence over the self-proclaimed king of kings, Menelik; Amber is taken captive yet again; and a lion, whom Amber raised as a pet, saves her from a gunman. Romance fans are most likely to enjoy this adventure. Agent: Kevin Conroy Scott, Tibor James & Assoc. (U.K.). (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
The long-awaited sequel to Wilbur Smith's worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun. <br> <br> An epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war that brings together two of Wilbur Smith's greatest families in this long-awaited sequel to his worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun. <br> <br> Cairo, 1888. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking. <br> <br> But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him and travels to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they make the dangerous journey to the new capital of Addis Ababa, where they are welcomed by Menelik, the King of Kings. But Italy has designs on Abyssinia, and there are rumours of a plan to invade...<br> <br> Back in Cairo, a devastated Penrod seeks oblivion in the city's opium dens. When he is rescued by his old friend, Lorenzo De Fonseca, now in the Italian army, and offered the chance to assess the situation around the Abyssinian border, Penrod leaps at the chance of action. <br> <br> With storm clouds gathering, and on opposing sides of the invasion, can Penrod and Amber find their way back to one another - against all the odds?
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