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The Capes of Africa provided critical landmarks for navigating at sea, and were key landmarks on the journey of the Courtneys.
It is 1667 and the mighty naval war between the Dutch and the English still rages. Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal, in their fighting caravel, are on patrol off Southern Africa, lying in wait for a galleon of the Dutch East India Company returning from the Orient laden with spices, timber and gold.
One of the most endangered animals in the world, hunted for their ivory and fierce in both size and strength, the Rhinoceros is a beautiful part of the African landscape.
At first, the British were only too happy to let the troublesome Boers establish their own independent republics in the barren tracts of northern South Africa – but the discovery of gold fields changed everything. When the British invaded to reclaim what they saw as theirs, the Boers knew they had everything to lose - and staged a bloody guerrilla campaign across three savage conflicts.
Sean Courtney returns from the African wilds to find war has been declared between the British Empire and the Transvaal Republic. The Boer War will take from Sean, in both blood and gold, but the conflict and its consequences will also offer him everything a man could want. Is he willing to pay the price?