• by Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith
  • 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There are heroes and there are monsters. But most of us are ordinary mortals caught up in events too turbulent for any of us. Perhaps when the battle is over, all we will inherit are the ashes of a once beautiful land. It is 1952. Guided by the ruthless hands of Shasa Courtney and Centaine Malcolmess, the Courtney family empire has come to dominate the lives of white and black South Africans alike.
But the winds of change are fanning fires of revolution. In the deadly quest of power, Shasa will be tested far beyond the battle of the boardroom, forced to betray his ideals for a misguided dream of national unity.


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Rage abated

Picking up many of the characters from previous novels and moving their lives on, this story fails to capture some of the pace and even horror of earlier stories. Nevertheless an interesting listen, which was helped because of previous reads
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- Amazon Customer


Wilbur Smith excites and like a courtesan, leads one on until the bitter beautiful end!
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- Molly Mouse

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-04-2007
  • Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre