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The Triumph of the Sun (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Wilbur Smith (Author)

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The Triumph of the Sun by Wilbur Smith (2005)

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    Flashman on the March by George MacDonald Fraser (karatelpek)
    karatelpek: Takes place a decade or so before the Siege of Khartoum in Ethiopia. Explores North-East Africa in the late 1800s through the eyes of British colonists and adventures.
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This is a Historical fiction of the Holy War between Egyptians and Arabs in Cairo during 1884. I think that this book was well written at first I was apprehensive about this book because the description on the back does not do it justice. The love scenes are a bit redundant but this does not affected the enjoyment of this book.
This audio book was from a free bin at a local book store ( )
  sallyawolf | Feb 25, 2013 |
Almost another fully great novel by Wilbur Smith. The story was going great but suddenly it's as if Mr. Smith ran out of time and had to wrap up the story. Very weak ending. In my opinion, this is Wilbur Smith's weakest book. ( )
  kubi60 | Jan 23, 2011 |
LOVED IT! Very exciting historical fiction!! ( )
  LonnieB | Nov 9, 2010 |
This is a Historical fiction of the Holy War between Egyptians and Arabs in Cairo during 1884. I think that this book was well written at first I was apprehensive about this book because the description on the back does not do it justice. The love scenes are a bit redundant but this does not affected the enjoyment of this book.
This audio book was from a free bin at a local book store ( )
  sallyawolf | Jun 24, 2010 |
I attempted to read the official electronic version from St. Martin' s (obtained from the Sony bookstore). After a couple of chapters, I gave up fighting perhaps the most abysmal typesetting I have ever come across in a novel. Just one example should suffice The word "you" was split so that "yo" appeared on one page and "u" appeared on another. I could give many equally egregious examples. The text is essentially unreadable. Perhaps if the story had captured my interest I would have persevered for a while longer; but the first couple of chapters were so slow-moving that they did not remotely compensate for the atrocious typesetting. ( )
  N7DR | Feb 5, 2010 |
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Rebecca leant her elbows on the sill of the wide, unglazed window, and the heat of the desert blew into her face like the exhalation of a blast furnace.
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De aarde brandt door de onlesbare dorst van de eeuwen en in de staalblauwe hemel is er bijna geen wol die de meedogenloze triomf van de zon in de weg staat. - DE RIVIERENOORLOG, Winston Churchill, 1905
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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.

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British trader and businessman, Ryder Courtney is trapped in the capital city of Khartoum. It is here that he meets Captain Penrod Ballantyne of the 10th Hussars, as well as the British Consul, David Benbrook and his three beautiful daughters. Against the vivid and bloody backdrop of the siege of Khartoum, in which British General Charles George Gordon is killed and the British retreat, these three powerful men fight to survive.… (more)

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