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The year is 1896. In the vast network of the Niger Delta waterways, where palm oil and blood flow from the hinterlands, the ancient Kingdom of Benin is under siege. Legendary trader and leopard hunter Brendan Donivan battles to protect his adopted homeland’s sacred civilization from the colonial expansion of the British, while balancing his commerce with the whiteman’s world. Life is not exactly easy. And it’s about to get worse. Enter Elle Bowie, New York anthropologist. She says she’s come to study ...

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Overview

The year is 1896. In the vast network of the Niger Delta waterways, where palm oil and blood flow from the hinterlands, the ancient Kingdom of Benin is under siege. Legendary trader and leopard hunter Brendan Donivan battles to protect his adopted homeland’s sacred civilization from the colonial expansion of the British, while balancing his commerce with the whiteman’s world. Life is not exactly easy. And it’s about to get worse. Enter Elle Bowie, New York anthropologist. She says she’s come to study clitoridectomy. She claims the crazy Texan traveling with her, the one whose jungle attire consists wholly of a Stetson, boots, and a gun, is her husband. But Brendan suspects there’s a lot more to the lovely lady’s story than she’s letting on.Brendan, of course, is right. Elle has a lot more on her private agenda than the sexual surgical practices of the Benin women. And she’s about to get herself into a bigger adventure than she’d planned on.Because Mateus, descendant of Portuguese soldiers, who's supposed to be her guide, is a traitorous gnome. The majestic and brutal General Ologboshere, in command of thousands of warriors, has taken an unhealthy shine to her. A passel of bumbling British consular appointees are screwing things up for everybody. But the worst, the absolute worst, is that super-feminist Elle is falling in love. With a guy who wears a skirt, no less. And although he dwells in Benin, land of ritualistic human sacrifice and juju religion, a land about to run red with blood, and although the lives and loves of many hang in the balance in The Hinterlands . . . Brendan's grinning.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781932815115
  • Publisher: Medallion Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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Karen Mercury lives in Northern California with her husband.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2004

    Fantastic historical tale

    In 1896 the British northeastward from the Niger Coast Protectorate look to colonize the Kingdom of Benin. The plan is to cross the River Niger and bring the Edo people of Benin under the British flag as they have already done for the Ibo of Niger. Trader and renowned hunter Brendan Donivan realizes that the Brits are looking to colonize the kingdom and fears for what will be lost. He struggles to save this ancient African civilization while not jeopardizing his business with the British............................. New York anthropologist Elle Bowie arrives in hopes of fulfilling a dream of field work. To achieve her dream, she supports the British¿s efforts. She is accompanied by her fake ¿hired¿ husband Rip McCulloch. Brendan and Ellie quickly realize they are on opposite sides of the White Man¿s Burden; she believes Britain will bring the benefits of modern civilization while he disdains the destruction of an ancient surviving culture. They know they cannot share anything yet love blossoms between them. As the British begin their assault, they forge a bond that leads to love between Elle and Brendan while trying to save an endangered culture with many expected to die......................... THE HINTERLANDS is a fantastic historical tale that brings to life the Kingdom of Benin at the point when Britain begins efforts to colonize the nation using brute force. The romance between the lead couple is deftly handled, but takes a back seat to the astute intense look at the late nineteenth century Guinea Coast. Karen Mercury provides genre fans with a triumphant tale that will send the audience seeking more such reflective works............................ Harriet Klausner

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