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When the Lion Feeds (Courtney Family, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – October 3, 2006
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“Plenty of incident and colour” ―The Observer
“Pride of place goes to When the Lion Feeds because it is bigger, wider and more full of plot than all the others put together ...” ―The Daily Telegraph
“Wilbur Smith has built up his wide-screen adventure story with energy and shrewdness.” ―Sunday Times
“Mr. Smith is a natural story-teller who moves confidently and often splendidly in his period and sustains a flow of convincing incident without repeating his excitement.” ―The Scotsman
“A very impressive book in its wide scope and its descriptive colour.” ―Sphere
“Smith is a master.” ―Publishers Weekly
“One of the world's most popular adventure writers. ” ―The Washington Post Book World
“A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship. ” ―Tulsa World
“Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.” ―The Times (UK)
“Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August.” ―Stephen King
“Action is Wilbur Smith's game, and he is a master.” ―The Washington Post Book World
“The world's leading adventure writer.” ―Daily Express (UK)
“Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick.” ―Sunday Times
“Smith is a captivating storyteller.” ―The Orlando Sentinel
“No one does adventure quite like Smith.” ―Daily Mirror (UK)
“A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books.” ―The Irish Times
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I now have all his works, most I have read in the past, only a few have I missed. 26 large volumes, gives hours of great reading, only three books are short. A readers dream come true.
The last book, 'The Triumph of the Sun' is still waiting to be read, I prefer paperbacks; on this occasion I chose to accept the hard cover, rather than wait.
Such an Author, a grand epitaph of a great writer, indeed. Few will feel cheated by the many works he has created, though for some the confusion of where to start can be daunting. Almost all Wilburs works can be read as seperate works of Art, but, it it's far better to start at the beginning and much more rewarding.
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This is the first book of the Courtney series and where you should start if you want to dive into an engrossing saga that tells the story of modern man's impact on the African... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Fiction Lover
When the Lion Feeds is volume one of six novels featuring "The Courtneys" although the books are not written in chronological order. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Steven Christensen
Excellent "sense of place" and historical perspective...makes me want to go back and read James Michener's work on the same region. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Marcia Holstrom
therty years ago it was one of the first books I ever read and set me on the road as a reader. Thankyou Wilber SmithPublished 6 days ago by vincent white
I am enjoying the series.. What a difference man has made on a country, not all good. Thankful they have banned the sale and ownership of ivory.Published 6 days ago by Angie Crabtree
I absolutely loved this book. I could not put it down. Beautifully crafted characters, a plot and story resounding with truth give are a pleasure to read. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Melissa Rodgers
Love this family and their story.
I had already read a later book, but was interested in their earlier lives
Wilbur Smith has hooked me again into his book series. I just can't put his books down once I start. Excellent writer!Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of my favorite authors but not this particular book. Soon into the story I really do not like Sean. Probably because I have twins. Read morePublished 11 days ago by kerry