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Publisher's Summary

The deck bucked under her feet, and she was hurtled backwards on to the bunk again, and the blast of a massive explosion ripped through the ship. 'What is happening?' she screamed.  

Love in a time of war. Hope in a time of danger.  

One of the greatest fighter pilots of the Great War, Michael Courtney is saved by the French noblewoman Centaine de Thiry when he crashes near her home. Soon after, Centaine finds herself alone and carrying Michael's child and must travel across the ocean to join his family in South Africa.  

But no journey is ever simple, and a pregnant Centaine finds herself shipwrecked in shark-infested waters off Africa's notorious Skeleton Coast, a deadly swim away from the sun-bleached desert that will see her defenceless and alone. When hope arrives, she has no way of knowing if she will be saved - or left in greater danger than ever before.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Compelling and real

I only wanted to finish the Story about Sean and Garrick Courtney, and ended up 3 generations later!
I love the narrator and how he pronounces the Afrikaans words just the way they should be!
Great series to read. This is a very ‘real’ story. Sometimes sad, but very real.
Thank you Mr Smith, Mr Barrett and Audible for igniting my love for books again.

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  • lou
  • 2019-06-15

Good

For me parts of this book were slow. However, being a Courtney fan this is a must read. it still deserves a 5 rating!

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  • Mrs.Bushy
  • 2020-04-02

Real Psge Turner!

Don't start if you csn't spend sime time with
Cobstaurs, a young lady who is only 17 at the beginnungs of the book, taking place in world War 1 France. Your sttention to finding out the resolutuin of the next crisis in it, will she make it?? She has strength in many a crisis' but will she continue to be brave?

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  • JDD
  • 2019-02-13

Excellent story in a great series.

Although lacking the personal connection I especially felt in the preceding books, this was a great story, that left me hanging a bit. Won't divulge why....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-08-03

Loving this series

Can’t get enough of Wilbur, Sean and South Africa. Wilbur’s research, story telling and characters are first rate and Sean’s readings ring totally authentic.

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  • Pieter Swanepoel
  • 2022-05-26

Throughly enjoyabble

Great listening and can't wait for the next one to continue my listening now

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  • Gareth
  • 2022-01-22

Excellent story

This is one of the best stories my wife & I have read together. I wish someone like Clint Eastwood or Kevin Costner would make it into a movie!!

The way the bushmen survive in the desert is amazing.

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  • olliepop
  • 2022-01-14

Comtinue third book of South Africa

Another generation continues the story of the development of South Africa through the various branches of one family. the branches of one family. this period is during the Great War and the discovery of a diamond laden valley.

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  • Denilyn
  • 2021-08-13

Riveting

A riveting story from beginning to end, although it ended rather abruptly. Need to buy the sequel to see what happens.