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The Triumph of the Sun

Smith, Wilbur

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ISBN 10: 140500570X / ISBN 13: 9781405005708
Editore: Macmillan, London, 2005
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Titolo: The Triumph of the Sun

Casa editrice: Macmillan, London

Data di pubblicazione: 2005

Legatura: Hard Back

Condizione libro:Good

Condizione sovraccoperta: Good

autografato: Signed by Author

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In the Sudan, decades of brutal misgovernment by the ruling Egyptian Khedive in Cairo precipitate a fierce and bloody rebellion and Holy War headed by a charismatic new religious leader, The Mahdi or "Expected One". The British are forced to intervene to protect their national interests and to attempt to rescue the hundreds of British subjects stranded in the country. Along with hundreds of others, 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. Rich with vibrant historical detail and infused with his inimitable powers of storytelling, THE TRIUMPH OF THE SUN is Wilbur Smith at his masterful best.

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In his New York Times bestselling novels Wilbur Smith has captured the drama of a vast continent. Now, in his most magnificent tale yet, he takes us back to 1884 and into the dusty city of Khartoum, where an English family and besieged populace wait for rescue―or for death...

IN A CLASH OF TWO CULTURES
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...

A FAMILY STOOD STRONG
But in Khartoum is a legendary British general, a brilliant, mercenary trader, a beautiful woman and a courageous soldier whose fates have 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...

WHILE LOVERS AND FIGHTERS RISKED EVERYTHING
From a passionate rivalry for a woman to an unforgettable face-off between warriors, 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.

"Swift and powerful...masterful."--Booklist

"Smith is without rival."
--Tulsa World

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