The Triumph of the Sun

The Triumph of the Sun

by Wilbur Smith
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The Triumph of the Sun by Wilbur Smith

They've come from out of the shifting sands and down from ancient mountains. Mounted on horse and camel, carrying gleaming swords and plundered rifles, the sons of Allah are led by a holy warrior imbued with jihad, driving his army of thousands to wipe out the last Englishmen from the isolated Nile city...

Along with hundreds of others, British trader and businessman Ryder Courtney is trapped in the capital city of Khartoum. In Khartoum, the fates of a legendary British general, a brilliant, mercenary trader, a beautiful woman and a courageous soldier will become one. They know that time is running out and rescue is improbable. So they prepare for one last stand—and the beginning of an epic journey of survival...

From a passionate rivalry for a woman to an unforgettable face-off between warriors, Wilbur Smith's The Triumph of the Sun is adventure fiction writ large—alive with the sounds of throngs, the terror of battle, and the mystical fire of human courage in the darkest moments of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250093806
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Series: Courtney Series , #12
Pages: 652
Sales rank: 216,210
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.44(d)

About 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 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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The Triumph of the Sun 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
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turtleeagle More than 1 year ago
I have found that Wilbur Smith is a writer whose understanding of his subjects make for novels that intrigue, captivate, and leave you wanting to read more of his novels. I am in hopes that I will be able to get all of his works and read them with as much relish as I have this book. If you,re looking for a good read to pass time in front of a warm fire or while waiting in an airport for that flight, this is the author that can make that time pass quickly, since you will be drawn into the book and storyline. Hard to put down!
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Jimsyker More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book greatly and was drawn into the drama that unfolded. One of my favorite Wilbur Smith books and I highly recommend reading this. I could really feel the tension of the siege on the city and the battles that ensued. The dynamics between the characters and how they played out was really cool and fun to see unfold.
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I can't believe I never read Wilbur Smith before I stumbled on this book. After reading it, I educated myself on the author and his work. Like many prolific writers who crank out historical fiction, Wilbur Smith has created some fictional family trees, and crafted multiple stories around the generations thereof. In this novel, the Courtney and Ballentine families intersect during the siege of Khartoum. The novel takes the characters years beyond that event, and makes use of the author's extensive research on Africa, and the Sudan in particular, to provide a glimpse inside 2 distinct cultures. I suspect Wilbur Smith is a closet anthropologist...not just because of the attention he gives animals in some of his novels, but because of the human actions and interactions he depicts--usually according to type. This book has a lot to offer: adventure, romance, action, tragedy, and a couple happy mini-endings.
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