'Francois, how many men up at the face?' 'Cave-in.' Francois's voice was now hysterically shrill. 'Cave-in.' He broke Sean's grip and raced away towards the lift station, the mud flying from his gumboots. His terror infected Sean and he ran a dozen paces after Francois before he stopped himself.
For precious seconds he wavered with fear slithering round like a reptile in his stomach; go back to call the others and perhaps die with them or follow Francois and live. Into the wilds of Natal in the 1870s are born Sean and Garrick Courtney, the twin brothers who could not be more different. Fate, war and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart.
But as history unfolds a continent is awakening. And on its horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love...
Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared
Steve Adams, The Safari Store
This review section is usually reserved for our customers, but I simply had to be the first to recommend 'When the Lion Feeds'. Wilbur Smith is a master storyteller. No one else is as good at capturing the dust, thorns and romance of Africa. He provides readers with pure Africa escapism, and this book will make a rapid page turnover of even the slowest reader. Reading this book you can just about smell the earth before an African storm, and you will develop a distant look in your eye. Be warned, it will leave you aching for the wilderness and drama of the African continent. Perhaps book your next safari before reading this!