Harry Flashman, step aside, old son. Make way for Charlie Smithers.
The time is the nineteenth century. The place, the Serengeti Plain, where one Charlie Smithers - faithful manservant to the arrogant bone-head, Lord Brampton (with five lines in Debrett, and a hopeless shot to boot) - becomes separated from his master during an unfortunate episode with an angry rhinoceros, thereby launching Charlie on an odyssey into Deepest Darkest Africa, and subsequently into the arms of the beautiful Loiyan...and that's where the trouble really begins.
Maasai warriors, xenophobic locals, or evil Arab slavers, the two forbidden lovers encounter everything that the unforgiving jungle can throw at them.
"A truly engaging read that will keep anyone's attention from the hilarious beginning until the last word. I highly recommend this 5 star novel." ~ Chapters & Chats
|Publisher:||Wild Wolf Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 Stars This book hooked me from the start. Great character interaction and a plot full of riveting twists and turns. A great job of accuracy with the time periods: events, culture, geography, and demographics. This book would make a great movie. With a humorous and deeply tragic storyline, I feel people of all ages would enjoy this story. I am even recommending it to my son's high school librarian. The only issue I have with this book, is the cover doesn't do the story justice.
I just finished reading this book and enjoyed it from beginning to end !! The characters were so engaging and the story line offered lots of laughs. I loved it from the start! Get it and enjoy!!