Golden Lion

Wilbur Smith Giles Kristian

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Golden Lion

Golden Lion 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 GOL

  • Title: Golden Lion
  • Author: Wilbur Smith Giles Kristian
  • ISBN: 9780062428370
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ragIn 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 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 a man achieves, the he has to lose Best historical novelist I say Wilbur Smith Stephen King Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared The Times No one does adventure like Wilbur Smith Daily Mirror Smith is a master Publishers Weekly

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    1. S.J.A. Turney on said:

      A fascinating book and one I was looking forward to reading. I’ve read a few of Smith’s novels in the past and he’s a recognised master of the pen and I’ve read everything Giles has written and have yet to be disappointed by him. So something written by both of them? Well it had to be a win.The book is the latest in the Courtney series of which I had thus far read only one. Since Smith books tend to leap about a bit era-wise and the Courtney series more than most I didn’t know what exa [...]

    2. Skorofido Skorofido on said:

      Με τον Γουίλμπορα έχω μια σχέση που έχει ξεκινήσει πολλά μα πάρα πολλά χρόνια πριν… όταν ακόμα φλέρταρα με την Εύα, να Εύα ένα μήλο…Η πρώτη μου επαφή ξεκίνησε ένα άνυδρο ελληνικό καλοκαίρι σε κάποιο ξεχασμένο νησί… Παραλία, πετσέτα και μπόλικη αμμουδιά… Ήταν η εποχή που κ [...]

    3. Paul Parsons on said:

      Now this one sounds like the old Wilbur Smith. Dated back in the time of Birds of Prey, this one has great heroes, heroines, and gross villains willing to put their enemies through all kinds of inhuman torment. Wooden sailing ships, buried treasure, African fighters protecting their European mastersgood stuff.

    4. Ndola Hutton on said:

      I really, really did not like this book. It was recommended to me by a regular at work, and I no longer trust their opinion. This book is why I need feminism, and why the world needs black lives matter. There is exactly one female character (two others show up for maybe twenty pages, so I'm not counting them), and despite being a fearsome warrior, she spends half the book waiting to be saved by the main character. She is also pregnant, a condition that quickly takes over her entire character. Ju [...]

    5. Robin Carter on said:

      Review:I have thought long and hard about the best way to approach reviewing this book and as usual i have decided to fall back on my usual frank open honest feelings and hope nothing offends.I’m not a reader of Wilbur Smiths books and im a huge fan of Giles Kristian’s, i have read both authors multiple times so feel i can comment on either style.The book opens in dramatic style and and roared into action but very soon (for me) i felt that the book became something very much led and styled b [...]

    6. Antonella on said:

      Riprendere una serie di cui il primo "capitolo" (Uccelli da preda - edito nel 1997) è stato letto nel 2006, è stata veramente dura! Dopo dieci anni, quindi, ho fatto fatica a ritrovare personaggi e situazioni, anche perché mi pare che lo smalto del "vecchio" Wilbur Smith si sia un po' opacizzato. E le quattro mani si avvertono, eccome se si avvertono!Forse il caro WS sta forgiando erediMa c'era proprio bisogno di questo "tassello" per colmare un vuoto che, personalmente, a suo tempo, non ho m [...]

    7. Wendy on said:

      It was with a little scepticism that I decided to read Wilbur Smith’s latest book, Golden Lion. Being a big fan of Wilbur Smith, his last two books were really disappointing and his latest book is the first one that has been co-written with Giles Kristian.This story does not disappoint though as the style that was used was similar to his earlier books. Returning to the adventures of the Courtney family, we follow the adventures of Hal Courtney, Captain of the Golden Bough in the early 17th Cen [...]

    8. Carolyn on said:

      Golden Lion by Wilbur Smith with Giles ChristianI finally finished this novel after a slow start!I must say it did start to really pick up and I started to really enjoy it and didn't want it to end.It was an African ship/sea adventure with tales of slavery, gold, elephants and the mention of lions.It's the first Wilbur Smith novel I've ever read and I must say it's well-written and an excellent swashbuckling tale set in Africa.If you love Ships and adventures set at sea you are going to love thi [...]

    9. Matt on said:

      The Courtney saga draws to a close (at least based on the number of published work) with author Giles Kristian taking control of the ship and returning to the high seas. Henry 'Hal' Courtney is back for another seafaring adventure, this time in the early days after the passing of his father. The novel opens with Angus Cochran (nicknamed the Buzzard), nemesis of Hal's father, Francis, washing up on land, missing a hand and eye, clinging to life. Cochran is nursed back to health and then enslaved [...]

    10. Amanda on said:

      The first thing I have to say is the cover of this book is beautiful. It just looks like an epic book and it is. Reading this book was like being drawn into an amazing adventure with the two main characters Captain Hal Courtney and his love Judith Nazet. They are the heroes of this story and the love story between these two was so sweet. I also loved that Judith was just as tough of a fighter as the men. This is the first book I've read in the Courtney series and I definitely want to read more b [...]

    11. Manuela on said:

      Wilbur finalmente torna a ciò che gli è più consono, con cui si sente più a suo agio: Africa, pirati, storia, Courteney. Finalmente si sente di nuovo l'atmosfera di casa, con Hal, Aboli, Judith; è stato fin troppo lontano da questa saga e da questa famiglia. Ci sono sempre superuomini e superdonne che non muoiono mai e che se la cavano in ogni disavventura, ma non sarebbero Courteney altrimenti! Buon ritmo per 2/3 del romanzo, poi sul finale si perde un po', e il finalissimo è fin troppo a [...]

    12. Mark Donovan on said:

      This was a tough read. Mr. Smith and his writing partner tried to fit so much into the book that it seemed to just run from one scene to another without a lot of in depth meat in any one section. As a result, I felt the characters were not as well developed as Mr. Wilbur usually does. I gave it three stars more out of respect for Mr. Smith's past work than this current one. I hope he does better in his next book.

    13. Kenny on said:

      OK, it's too harsh to say that this isn't a great book - most of the Smith ones I've read haven't had any aspirations to be anything more than boys own adventure. And delivered it. This is another one with good goodies and bad baddies. Basically, casting would be from the 50s and 60s - good looking chisel jawed, decisive leads, and disfigured, disgusting or morally reprehensible (or both) baddies. It's a two and a half or a book of two halves.What frustrated me is that Giles Kristian is a very g [...]

    14. M. Sofia on said:

      The title of the book has little to do with the plot itself, if not a vague quote at the beginning, the book is addictive.The style of Wilbur Smith is always light, fluent, accurate and pleasant and egregious is the characterization.There are no unnecessary characters. Even the extras are functional to the story and really well presented. The author has done a perfect job in making these characters move in an exciting and varied history, which are themselves to enrich and make it more interestin [...]

    15. Tony Nielsen on said:

      As I have been an avid reader of Wilbur Smith's prolific writing over about three decades now it pains me to apply a two star rating to his latest, The Golden Lion. Frankly it could easily have been a one star. Unfortunately The Golden Lion is formulaic and repeats, not as well, the books that he became a best selling author for, way back when. Its a tale of piracy off the African Coast, with one of Smith's favoured families represented by a young maverick sea captain Henry Courtney. Smith has, [...]

    16. E on said:

      This is a bit of Smith getting back to his "roots" (with the addition of a co-writer, a la Tom Clancy or James Patterson). We're back in the late 1600s, with a bit of the best of both Smith worlds: adventures on the high seas and African bushwhacking. The addition of a co-writer has led to a few differences. One was a number of anachronistic phrases (none come to my mind at present, but they stick out like a sore thumb when reading, and I don't remember this problem previously). The sex is also [...]

    17. Tom Tabasco on said:

      Wilbur Smith gets back to his basics with this book, with a certain simplicity of plot, although his distinctive voice is still there. Yes, the perfect macho man gets ridiculous at times, and some hyperboles are spinning out of control, but do not make the mistake of putting Wilbur Smith in the bunch of "adventure writers" as if he was just one among many: for the richness of the descriptions, and for the great confidence about the African background that the author exudes, this is adventure wri [...]

    18. Emma on said:

      This new chapter in the Courtneys saga was great! Already Birds of Prey was one of my favorite hist fiction books. and Monsoon was a stunning sequel Having this story that takes place in the middle of the two books was great. It brought me back to a saga I love and it was no disappointment.Great adventure!

    19. Nancy on said:

      Always a rollicking tale. The Golden Lion continues the Courtney family saga, taking the reader back in time and around the world. Wilbur Smith is one of those authors you can count on to deliver a fun and engaging story every time. Thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy of this book. This in no way impacted my review.

    20. Rodney Lutes on said:

      Hard to put down. Had a very abrupt ending which was unsatisfying. Overall I think that it was a good story and will be liked by most readers.This was a go of story but the ending was very abrupt and a lot to be desired. Overall it is a book worth the time to read

    21. Lindsay on said:

      the book starts out really gruesome, what almost made me give up, fortunatley I didn't! After the first 30 pages we finally see the master at work once more. I have read every novel in the Courtney series and I wasn't disapointed by this one. A nice new novel in true Wilbur Smith style!

    22. JortPestman on said:

      Reasonable plot, not Wilbur's best though. Missing the connection with the other Courtney novels which I enjoyed thoroughly. Maybe an idea to continue from the last.

    23. Tori on said:

      Sweeping swashbuckling adventure. Works as a standalone. I can vouch for that because this is the first I've read in the Courtney series.

    24. Dave Fellows on said:

      4/5 stars. Overall, this is a compelling adventure featuring my favourite Courtney character, Hal. The action is as savage and breathtaking as any of the previous Courtney novels, but I think the book is weaker for the co-authorship. As I understand it, Smith outlined the story and Kristian did the writing, with Smith then “sprinkling his magic” on the manuscript. Now, I don’t know if it’s just an intended change for a less patient audience nowadays, but I didn’t feel the immersion I [...]

    25. Charles Temm on said:

      Looked forward to this book as I thought it would fill in some of the gaps in the overall Courtney Saga that has been such an integral part of Smith's writings over the years.That said, it fell rather flat. It lacked the depth of his earlier books and seemed rather rote. The last few pages actually seemed rushed as if they were solely there to close the book as quickly as possible. We do see some familiar characters and a few new ones but the depth to which Smith has traditionally done up his ch [...]

    26. Lakshminarayanan on said:

      Wow The travel by Ship, the troubles that they face, the beauty of Africa, the fear from some quarters, the adventures its so nice to travel with Courtneys in their journey.Very fast paced and the whole story wound around east of Africa - land and sea kept your imagination always on the high.Only trouble I have is the chronology . I didnt even know when Judith came into picture, in which sequence etc etc, but then who cares, the book is complete by itself with quick recaps and backgrounds that [...]

    27. Katie Grainger on said:

      Wilbur Smith's early work is second to none in the adventure stakes but I am afraid as time has gone on things havent improved. However this was a little like the author I have loved in the past. The Courtney series is probably the best of Smith's work but while this story is good it isn't a patch on When the Lion Feeds which was his first Courtney novel. The story in Golden Lion is a little one dimensional but is still worth a read. However if you are new to Wilbur Smith go back to the basics a [...]

    28. Tilda on said:

      Η αληθεια είναι ότι χρειαστηκα μηνες για να το διαβασω. Προσπαθησα πολύ να το τελειωσω νωριτερα αλλα, δυστυχως, επληττα και το αφηνα. Δεν ξερω αν ο Γ.Σμιθ εχει πια γερασει και του λειπει εμπνευση ή αν ο συνεργατης του δεν είναι ανταξιος του αλλα ειδα μια μανιερα βαρετη και ενο [...]

    29. Allison on said:

      I've read two Giles Kristian books and a few Wilbur Smith books. Generally speaking, I enjoyed both author's books; however, this collaboration was wanting. It wasn't horrible, but not up to the caliber that I expect from either author. I found myself bored throughout the first half of the book and the second half seemed rushed. On the plus side, it is a quick read.

    30. Patrick on said:

      This presented an interesting perspective of event between Birds of Prey and Monsoon. It fills in a bit of the history between the two, mostly focusing on the time frame just after Birds of Prey. While I enjoyed it, I didn't think it quite had the impact the other two novels did. But still a worthwhile read.

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