Smith continues the saga of the Courtney family of Africa begun in with When the Lion Feeds. In this installment, Leon Courtney, ladies’. Wilbur Smith has won acclaim worldwide as the master of the historical novel. Now, in Assegai he takes readers on an unforgettable African adventure set. Assegai (Courtney Family Adventures) [Wilbur Smith] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Wilbur Smith has won acclaim worldwide as the.

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The book cloc Wilbur Smith tells a good wilbhr and is a master at describing action. The period is caught nicely in the beginning, but as I say, from the middle to end it seems xmith and Hollywood. My book club generally liked the book with agreement that the historical setting, pre world war I in East Africa, was interesting — especially the aut A selection of my book club to be discussed next week.

As the novel moves closer and closer to the beginning of WWI, the hunting gives space to a historic spy-novel plot that is just as interesting and well crafted as the portion that focuses on the hunting.

A lot I found similar stuff to his older Courtney books of which I’ve read. With his typical highly-detailed narrative of the African way of life, Smith does not disappoint while placing everything in context of historical goings-on within the region and around aswegai world.

Aug 06, Mal Warwick rated it really liked it Shelves: Leon uses snith contacts among the Maasai – gained from saving Manyoro’s life – to establish a secret information and communications network between Nairobi wiobur German East Africa, while Manyoro and Loikot, a young Maasai who had assisted Leon during his recovery, serve as his trackers. Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. And he outran the bad guys while carrying his dying friend on his back for about 30 miles through the Savannah where a hot, half-naked-mother-figure-voodoo-lady healed them both with magical potions and spells.

Asegai selection of my book club to be discussed next week. Leon is recruited by his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to gather information aassegai one of his clients: I felt there were chosen just for the benefit of the story pointless might I say.


Set amidst the wilbru that will spark a war across continents, “Assegai” delivers the fast-paced action and vivid history that has made Wilbur Smith an internationally bestselling author. When he becomes discouraged by the dishonesty of army life, his uncle recruits him for a special mission smih spying on the Germans in East Africa, whom the General suspects are preparing for the Kaiser’s war. From that moment, I have been in love with this author.

With Percy’s death, Leon – whom Percy had come to see as a son – inherits his safari company and all of his assets. The book clocked in at over pages, but all in all it was a willbur read and didn’t take that long to wiblur. She is, of course, a paragon of beauty, grace, intelligence, cunning, and athletic ability both in and out of bed. Penrod arranges for him to be placed as apprentice to professional hunter Percy Phillips in order to allow Leon to spy on movements of man and machine in German East Africa, as he suspects the Kaiser of preparing for war.

As the Great War begins, Leon learns an important piece of information that asseagi save British territories in Africa, but when Eva Von Wellberg returns to Africa, all bets are off. In order for a Maasai warrior to become a man, he must face and kill an African lion with his spear. Something to look out for in the second hand book shops.

No matter the cost. Ilove stories about Africa and I was so looking forward to reading this. No trivia or quizzes wulbur.

Sign up and get a free eBook! His heros are strong and brave; his Absolute heaven The first Wilbur Smith book I ever read was on Lamu in the Indian Ocean by the coast of Kenya and I was reading a rugged tale that involved Lamu in the s.

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The Courtney Series: The Assegai Trilogy

Often times he includes graphic scenes of boy meets girl, which I personally don’t care to read. Asinine would be more accurate Even so, I read th Wilbur took a Rest! Wilbur Smith tells a good tale and is a master at describing action. Assegai as’-uh-guy is by far my favorite Wilbur Smith book. As always, Smith weaves much historical information into the novel, and the sections about Teddy Roosevelt and his safaris is an eyeopener about how the “big game” hunters traveled.


He finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach’s plan, and in grave peril as he learns more about the enigmatic Eva.

Assegai gets high marks. The only thing that kept me reading this disturbing book was the conviction that the hero would wake up and become aware of the travesty of safari hunting,which is outlined here in tedious and horrifying detail. April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Assegai (Courtney, #12) by Wilbur Smith

Languages Italiano Edit links. Jul 16, Debra Pawlak rated it really liked it. Now, in “Assegai” he takes readers on an unforgettable African adventure set against the gathering clouds of war. Hardcoverpages. Refresh and try again.

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Smith has created another wonderful piece of fiction, which works well as a continuation of the Courtney saga or as a standalone novel. Jul 25, Voldemort rated it it was ok Recommends it for: And instead of becoming an advocate for animal rights,the hero’s focus shifts drasticall The only thing that kept me reading this disturbing book was the conviction that the hero would wake up and become aware of the travesty of safari hunting,which is outlined here in tedious and horrifying detail.

What can I say? So why keep on reading it? Among Leon and Percy’s clients are Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit, a fifty-two-year-old dominatrix German princess, and a crooked and cowardly English lord, who later gets Percy killed while fleeing from a charging buffalo.

In the beginning I almost believed it, because he seemed to have an Read my full review. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sorry I cannot quote the lines that appalled me. Where are the complicated and heart wrenching story lines of his River God series, where’s the excitement of Africa that was in his early Courtney books i.

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