It is the dawn of the eighteenth century. At the farthest edges of the known world, the mighty East India Trading Company suffers catastrophic losses from pirates of the high seas. After four years away from service, master mariner Sir Hal Courtney prepares for his latest and most dangerous... show more
It is the dawn of the eighteenth century. At the farthest edges of the known world, the mighty East India Trading Company suffers catastrophic losses from pirates of the high seas. After four years away from service, master mariner Sir Hal Courtney prepares for his latest and most dangerous voyage -- a death or glory mission in the name of the Empire and the Crown. Monsoon is Wilbur Smith's extraordinary new Courtney novel: a story of anger and passion, of peace and war. Action, romance and adventure shape a family's destiny as they contest a prize beyond any of their wildest dreams...'Let yourself be blown away by the hurricane of storytelling that is Monsoon...a fantastic reading experience.' Sunday Times 'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.' The Times
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
Series: Courtney (#10)
A fantastic offering from Wilbur Smith who is easily one of my favorite authors. This story takes us back to the time of tall ships and exploration and presents a great look at both English society and Arab-Muslim society of the time. This story, like all of his stories, has loads of adventure, lo...
It's true you can choose your friends but not your relative- listening to a book has one advantage I can enjoy a book whilst doing other things eg ironing!!!
Classic Smith - a strong woman, heroic men, a brother who shouldn't be trusted (or 2 in this case), a chase through Africa where the main characters are at a serious disadvantage, a few very short but very hot scenese, etc. I really enjoyed it.It's probably only a 4, but I'm feeling generous and I w...
Rating: 4* of fiveThe Book Report: Second chronologically in the Courtney family saga, Monsoon covers Hal Courtney and his sons' efforts to end the scourge of piracy plaguing the East India Company, and their inexorable, inevitable removal from an England too small and too meager to hold the family'...
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