Blue Horizon by Wilbur Smith
(Courtney Family Adventures)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

The New York Times bestselling author and one of the greatest adventure writers of our time returns with a pulse-pounding tale of danger, courage, and suspense.


Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled both vicious enemies and nature itself on the high seas, finally reaching the Cape of Good Hope to start life afresh. Now, half a generation later, they are successful and contented: merchants and family men, prospering on the very edge of an immense and beautiful continent, Africa. In the tradition of Wilbur Smith's earlier bestseller, Monsoon, this spellbinding new novel introduces the next generation of Courtneys. They are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, traveling along the infamous "Robbers' Road."


It is a journey both exciting and hazardous---one that takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals. But the most dangerous predators of all are other Europeans, crazed by greed, jealousy, and lust, and determined to destroy utterly all members of the Courtney clan. This quest for vengeance results in a desperate chase---both on land and sea---that is one of the most extraordinary in modern literature.


Blue Horizon is a truly great adventure story, told by a master novelist at the height of his powers.

 

About Wilbur Smith

See more books from this Author
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.
 
Published May 13, 2003 by Thomas Dunne Books. 836 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Blue Horizon

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

The outcome of Smith’s Big African Adventures is never in doubt: big lusty white men will prevail over evil, grasping white men with considerable assistance from hordes of adoring black men who have had the good sense to recognize lusty leadership when they see it.

| Read Full Review of Blue Horizon (Courtney Family...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Smith's latest Courtney family adventure (after Monsoon), set in colonial South Africa in the early 18th century, follows Jim Courtney, scion of the English shipping and adventuring family seeking their fortune in the Cape of Good Hope colony, administered by the Dutch.

| Read Full Review of Blue Horizon (Courtney Family...

Reader Rating for Blue Horizon
87%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 203 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×