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The Burning Shore

Book 4 in the Courtney Series

The Burning Shore, the odyssey of a beautiful young woman of aristocratic birth, Centaine de Thiry, in search of love and fortune – a monumental journey of mystery and discovery. Book 4 in the Courtney Series.

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The deck bucked under her feet and she was hurtled backwards on to the bunk again, and the blast of a massive explosion ripped through the ship. 'What is happening?' she screamed.

Love in a time of war. Hope in a time of danger.

One of the greatest fighter pilots of the Great War, Michael Courtney is saved by the French noblewoman Centaine de Thiry when he crashes near her home. Soon after, Centaine finds herself alone and carrying Michael's child, and must travel across the ocean to join his family in South Africa.

But no journey is ever simple, and a pregnant Centaine finds herself shipwrecked in shark-infested waters off Africa's notorious Skeleton Coast, a deadly swim away from the sun-bleached desert that will see her defenceless and alone. When hope arrives, she has no way of knowing if she will be saved – or left in greater danger than ever before. . .

A Courtney Series adventure – Book 1 in The Burning Shore sequence.

Reviews

Wilbur Smith is an adept at thrilling and harrowing scenes, researches his facts, gets it all too horribly spot-on.
The Sunday Times
Wilbur Smith ... writes as forcefully as his tough characters act.
Evening Standard
A natural storyteller who moves confidently and often splendidly in his period and sustains a flow of convincing incident without repeating his excitements.
The Scotsman
Wilbur has arguably the best sense of place of any adventure writer since John Buchan.
The Guardian
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Publication date ISBN Format RRP
05/01/2018 9781499860689 Paperback $16
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The 'Courtney' novels trace the fortunes, and misfortunes, of this sprawling, ambitious family, from the dawn of the eighteenth century to the late twentieth century, starting with When The Lion Feeds. The Triumph of the Sun brings the Courtneys and the Ballantynes together, in Egypt, and Assegai continues the Courtney saga in East Africa just prior to the outbreak of World War I. . .