The Zambezi Allies

The Zambezi Allies

by Edward G. Price
The Zambezi Allies

The Zambezi Allies

by Edward G. Price



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The location: Monde, a quiet location in Zimbabwe, intersecting the great Zambezi river. Jasiri the juvenile lion lives unaware his small pride teeters between safety and death by marauders or hyenas. Elders tell him to remain behind the hunt when he ignores advice during stalking lessons. Hungry, his ashamed mother remains too.

The pride don't return. Jackals at the watering hole have been whispering of felines, biggest ever to emerge from shadow lands. Jasiri's mother fears the worst. In the night mother and son are hunted by a shadowed beast: the infamous "IT". Jasiri becomes lost when Lubaya grapples with, "IT". All he has is her last wish.

"If you find yourself stranded, dear son,
Run young lion with the wind, course past palm and through desert pass,
Use your wits, when danger cometh, hew the night’s air to reach tallest grass,
When the moon's blue eyes pierce the darkness, you’ll run fast under mantle,
Find northern lustrous grounds when doom threatens ardour and fettle,
Inexperienced juvenile grow with honour, boldness, safe with mettle.
Find the Great Tree of Fireflies on Dead Legs Hill."

He hopes she's alive. Nursed by pangolins new ties are forged.

Half a troop of peaceful olive baboons are murdered, reinforcing fears the land is under attack. Jasiri is warned by elders the path to his goal is perilous. Undeterred, allies come forth. Among others: Papio the baboon who famously lives for himself. Rafu the giraffe who is scared of heights and Tocus the shoe bill who is motivated by loss.

Best suited for children of ten years up to adults of up to eighty years (with out heart complaints) The Zambezi Allies novel tells a fast paced adventure brimming with cliffhangers, conflict and courage.

A Glossary of Character Names:
Rufi Piri: Death by two – Shona language Jasiri: Brave – Shona language Rafu (or in full Rafu Isirafu) Giraffe – Zulu language Kufa: Deadly – Swahili language Rima Bopha: Dark Roar – Shona language Lubaya: Young Lioness – Swahili language Chena: White – Shona language Tenzi: Master – Shona language Papio: The genus of baboon Tamaa Tai: Greedy vulture – Swahili language Padda: He with long locks of hair – Unknown language

For nature lovers the adventure, novel teems with accurate descriptions of fauna and flora found on the African plains, while animals from pangolins to hippos are portrayed within the constraints of their physical capabilities their characters reveal themselves with human voices, bad, good, sorrowful, sad and at times celebratory.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163283491
Publisher: Edward G. Price
Publication date: 07/18/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB
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