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What power remains to a dying man? What act can he commission that will live on after him? There is an obvious answer: his will.

When we meet Van der Byl, he is so consumed with hatred and bitterness that we think he is dying of those two complaints. But no matter the cause, the illness is fatal. And at stake is more than his life...there is the Van der Byl Diamond Company and the two contestants for it, Van der Byl's son Benedict or his rival Johnny Lance.

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Overview

What power remains to a dying man? What act can he commission that will live on after him? There is an obvious answer: his will.

When we meet Van der Byl, he is so consumed with hatred and bitterness that we think he is dying of those two complaints. But no matter the cause, the illness is fatal. And at stake is more than his life...there is the Van der Byl Diamond Company and the two contestants for it, Van der Byl's son Benedict or his rival Johnny Lance.

"THE DIAMOND HUNTERS moves from Cape Town to London and back, from the sandstorms of the South African coastal deserts to the icy wastes of the South Atlantic. Like all Wilbur Smith adventures, action and characterization are superb!" B-O-T Editorial Review Board

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Wilbur Smith leaves fans feeling that they sailed alongside Sir Hal because the geography and the era appear so genuine. This is what makes a Smith book worth reading.

Smith's novel is far more than your typical pirate script...A fascinating account...Smith deftly evokes not only the horrific but also the beautiful, particularly the lush landscape of Africa.

As usual, Smith...peoples his tale with unforgettable characters...Swashbuckling and sensuous, Birds of Prey is not for the faint-hearted. This latest epic transcends the average action-adventure yarn.

A rich, compelling look back in time when history and myth intermingled.

Throughout The Seventh Scroll, as in all Wilbur Smith novels, the plot twists and turns with constant surprises...This old-fashioned adventure novel keeps the reader enthralled all the way to its very exciting conclusion.

'A gem of a suspense/adventure novel' - Daily Mirror

Praise for Wilbur Smith

The Washington Post Book World

Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master.
The Times (UK)

Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.
Stephen King

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.
Daily Express (UK)

The world's leading adventure writer.
Sunday Times

Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick.
The Orlando Sentinel

Smith is a captivating storyteller.
Daily Mirror (UK)

No one does adventure quite like Smith.
The Irish Times

A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792706687
  • Publisher: AudioGO
  • Publication date: 6/28/1992

Meet the Author

Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.

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  • Posted June 28, 2010

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    I am a big fan of Wilbur Smith, this was a good story that could have been better...not one of Smith's best works. The plot was very good, but the book seemed more like an unfinished manuscript than a finished book. The ending was abrupt and unsatisfying leaving lots of unanswered questions. There were no chapter seperations and it was difficult to discern when he was changing subjects. Additionally, I have never seen so many spelling errors in a finished book, virtually on every page. I would not recommend this book to others.

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    This book was amazing.

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