Monsoon is a Wilbur Smith '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 dreams...It is the dawn of the eighteenth century. At the farthest edges of the known world, the mighty Honourable East India Trading Company suffers ...Read MoreMonsoon is a Wilbur Smith '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 dreams...It is the dawn of the eighteenth century. At the farthest edges of the known world, the mighty Honourable 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. But Hal must also think about the fate of his four sons. All are very different from each other. Each will have a crucial part to play in shaping the Courtneys' destiny. Separated by the winds of hazard, adventure will rule their future -- just as passion will forge their lives...Wilbur Smith carries all the powerful drama and rich emotions of a bygone time into his action-packed tale of the sea. Monsoon is a masterpiece from the world's greatest storyteller.Read Less
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As all wilber Smith book, good reading, enjoyed the book
Nov 13, 2008
the first 30 pages came loose from the book. It was a hassle to keep them in place so I had to take them out and set aside while I finished book. Was NOT to happy bout that. But it was an excellant book.
Apr 1, 2007
The Pirates Life For Me...
With everything going on about "Pirates of the Caribean" being another blockbuster summer movie, why not another tale of daring do on the high seas? Follow the Courtney family in this second installment of the swashbuckling series as they go after murdering pirates with their own deadly resolve. This book is not just action, there is an underlining love story that is graphic enough to make this book XXX rated. Feel every slash and cut of the sword as you read along. Mr. Smith is a master.
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