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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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Assegai (Courtney, #12) by Wilbur Smith

Asinine would be more accurate Even so, I read the entire book hoping a assgeai classic Wilbur would shine through. On Leopard Rock My book club generally liked assegwi book with agreement that the historical setting, pre world war I in East Africa, was interesting — especially the author’s insight into the Masai and their knowledge of the wildlife. I liked the first two-thirds of the book, just not the last part wherein the Hero Falls In Love.

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. Sep 16, Elizabeth rated it did not like it.

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Retrieved from ” https: I did enjoy it in parts, but It was well written, the story line was original and the history entwined throughout it was very interesting. I still love you. Well mom, you weren’t reading this piece of crap.


Smith beautifully describes the landscapes, the wildlife, and the Masai and their culture. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To see what willbur friends thought of this book, please sign up.

When von Wellberg admits a dark secret to Leon, he must process the news as he continues ‘befriending’ von Meerbach. As assegao action unfolds in the years before and during the First World War, Assegai throws light on the historical sideshow that was the struggle between German and British colonial forces in that theater so many thousands of miles from the Somme and the Argonne.

Courtney is a cardboard cutout character — sexy, tall, hunky, blonde, brave, rebellious and strong-willed. After recovering from the battle at Manyoro and Lusima’s village and returning to his base, Leon narrowly avoids being court-martialled by a vindictive superior officer, who accuses him of deserting his unit during the ambush, but he is cleared by Manyoro’s testimony.

Assegai is a consummate feast of a story that is rich in vivid description. Although I found the approach to hunting animals by the foreigners visiting to join safari trips reckless and cruel, this was offset by those running the safaris shaming the foreigners about their behaviour.

I love Africa and adventures in the bush. In the beginning I almost believed it, because he seemed to have an Read wilbr full review.

From that moment, I have been in love with this author.


Nov 11, John P. They are attacked by the tribal warriors and Manyoro is shot in the thigh. Now, in “Assegai” he takes readers on an unforgettable African adventure set against the gathering clouds of war.

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Jul 23, Erin rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. This book was a chore, a bothersome pain in the ass. Books by Wilbur Smith. The plot revolves around Leon Courtney, 19 y. Sign up and get a free eBook! Anyone who doubts this need merely watch combat footage and see how people shot with High Caliber weapons respond. Smith and I must qssegai its not quite the epic adventure I envisioned following The Tiger’s Prey, which was one rollicking excursion.

President Theodore Roosevelt has made smitj one of the most sought-after hunters on the continent. Axsegai far as a recount of hunting wild animals in Africa go this book was ok but even then it wasn’t so great. Simon Vance is one of my favorite narrators. The word corny is not so sophisticated but it fits.

An ever-growing collection of others appears at: I listened to the audio book and Simon Vance does an outstanding job with this story. Three stars feels right to me.