'Bigger, wilder and more full of plot than all the others' (Daily Telegraph) That critical verdict on Wilbur Smith's first novel, When the Lion Feeds, has been reaffirmed by a succession of superb adventure stories that have carried their author's name to the very front rank.
A Sparrow Falls will triumphantly fulfil the expectations of millions of readers around the world.
Sean Courtney, who made and lost Ł5 million on the goldfields of the Witwatersrand and fought his way through the bloody battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War, now makes his final appearance as soldier, statesman and power in the land.
War and a bitter estrangement have lost him his own sons. But when Fortune brings him young Mark Anders, a man as dear to him as his own blood, Sean is drawn into a drama as turbulent as any in his life.
From the devastation of the trenches in northern France, through the violence of the Johannesburg strikes during the early 'twenties, to the serene splendours of the African wilderness, this novel vibrates with Sean's towering personality and is driven forward with unquenchable energy by young Mark, relentless in his pursuit of justice.
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