A Falcon Flies [NOOK Book]

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In 1860, a man and woman approach the coast of Africa aboard a swift clipper--in the command of an American who knows no law. Robyn Ballantyne and her brother Morris have waited years for this moment: to return to Africa, to search for their missionary father who had disappeared somewhere in the wilderness.

Traveling north from Cape Town, they follow a map left by a ...

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A Falcon Flies

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Overview

In 1860, a man and woman approach the coast of Africa aboard a swift clipper--in the command of an American who knows no law. Robyn Ballantyne and her brother Morris have waited years for this moment: to return to Africa, to search for their missionary father who had disappeared somewhere in the wilderness.

Traveling north from Cape Town, they follow a map left by a madman--into an uncharted world of waterfalls and jungle, teeming wildlife, murderous disease, and the ghastly ruins of an astounding city.

Uncovering their father's trail, Robyn and her brother are in the midst of a slave trade that pours out of Africa like a bloody wound. Now, to survive what they have found, they must make their separate ways out--through pitched battles on land and on sea…and through the pride, passions and fury of their hearts…

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"An epic...Smith joins the ranks of one of the grand masters of twentieth-century novels."

Tulsa World

 

Praise for Wilbur Smith

“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 Wilur 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429926355
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Series: Ballantyne Series , #1
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 85,583
  • File size: 552 KB

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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    ANOTHER GREAT WILBUR SMITH BOOK

    As is normal for Wilbur Smith, the book is super. I could hardly put it down. Another great facet, was the continuing saga of the Ballantyne family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

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    The Turkey lays an egg

    Wibur Smith can be hit or miss. A Falcon Flies started off slow and I thought oh oh.. It picked up about a third of the way through, but I was generally disappointed. His characters and story line are well fleshed out, and for once he didnt vere off ito the realms of unreality, but sorry to say, it didn't hit the mark for me. Darkest Africa early 19th Century, a search for a lost father, hostile tribes, a ruined ancient city... all the elements were there, but ...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Very Disappointed

    The book was marked very good condition and stated had dust cover. Book came and no dust cover and all pages are yellow and crisp as if had been very damp for long time.

    As a collector of Wilber Smith books I will have to find another copy and would be embarassed to give this copy to anyone even to just read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2010

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    Not what I have come to expect from a Wilbur Smtih novel. I agree with the reviewer under me. The story starts off really well I read about 100 pages and was really getting into but the middle of the book drags not enough juice to it then the ending it picks up again not sure what happened with this story.

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    Good start that fails to keep going.

    I love most of the Wilbur Smith books I've read, but every now and again I read one that just isn't very good overall. This one starts out well, with the story of two siblings going back to Africa to search for their legendary father. After the duo make a discovery on board the ship they are sailing to Africa in the story starts its downward spiral and never gets back up. The charachters, though well defined, are hypocritical and altogether unlikable for the most part.

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