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Wilbur Smith


UK flag (1933 - 2021)

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and wrote over forty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.

 

Genres: Historical, Thriller, Children's Fiction
 

Series
Courtney
   1. When the Lion Feeds (1964)
   2. The Sound of Thunder (1966)
     aka The Roar of Thunder
   3. A Sparrow Falls (1977)
   4. The Burning Shore (1985)
   5. Power of the Sword (1986)
   6. Rage (1987)
   7. A Time to Die (1989)
   8. Golden Fox (1990)
   9. Birds of Prey (1997)
   10. Monsoon (1999)
   11. The Blue Horizon (2003)
   12. The Triumph of the Sun (2005)
   13. Assegai (2009)
   14. Golden Lion (2015) (with Giles Kristian)
   15. War Cry (2017) (with David Churchill)
   16. The Tiger's Prey (2017) (with Tom Harper)
   17. Courtney's War (2018) (with David Churchill)
   18. Ghost Fire (2019) (with Tom Harper)
   19. Legacy of War (2021) (with David Churchill)
   20. Storm Tide (2022) (with Tom Harper)
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Ballantyne
   0.5. Call of the Raven (2020) (with Corban Addison)
   1. A Falcon Flies (1980)
     aka Flight of the Falcon
   2. Men of Men (1981)
   3. The Angels Weep (1982)
   4. The Leopard Hunts in Darkness (1984)
   5. King of Kings (2019) (with Imogen Robertson)
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Ancient Egyptian
   1. River God (1993)
   2. The Seventh Scroll (1995)
   3. Warlock (2001)
   4. The Quest (2007)
   5. Desert God (2014)
   6. Pharaoh (2016)
   7. The New Kingdom (2021) (with Mark Chadbourn)
   8. Titans of War (2022) (with Mark Chadbourn)
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Novels
   The Dark of the Sun (1965)
     aka The Train from Katanga
   Shout At the Devil (1968)
   Gold Mine (1970)
     aka Gold
   The Diamond Hunters (1971)
   The Sunbird (1972)
   Eagle in the Sky (1974)
   The Eye of the Tiger (1975)
   Cry Wolf (1976)
   Hungry As the Sea (1978)
   Wild Justice (1979)
     aka The Delta Decision
   Elephant Song (1991)
   Prey Zone (2022) (with Keith Chapman and Steve Cole)
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Omnibus
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Non fiction
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Wilbur Smith recommends
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The Accident Man (2007)
(Samuel Carver, book 1)
Tom Cain
"This is the best first thriller I have read since 'The Day of the Jackal'."
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Raiders from the North (2009)
(Empire of the Moghul, book 1)
Alex Rutherford
"A totally absorbing narrative filled with authentic historical characters and sweeping action set in an age of horrifying but magnificent savagery. The writing is as compelling as the events described and kept me eagerly leaping from one page to the next."
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God of Vengeance (2014)
(Rise of Sigurd, book 1)
Giles Kristian
"Action-packed storytelling which stirs the blood and thrills the soul."
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Devil (2015)
(Leopards of Normandy, book 1)
David Churchill
"An exciting mix of medieval betrayal, violence and sex."
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The Shrine (2015)
(Eagles of Rome)
Ben Kane
"The rising star of historical fiction."
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Colossus (2015)
(Epic Adventure)
Colin Falconer
"A fantastic read."
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Nomad (2016)
(Marc Dane, book 1)
James Swallow
"Unputdownable. A must-read."
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Night Flight to Paris (2018)
David Gilman
"A gripping ride through a memorable period of history."
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The Last Hunt (2019)
(Benny Griessel, book 6)
Deon Meyer
"The undisputed champion of South African crime. Meyer grabs you but the throat and never lets you go."
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The Cave Diver (2021)
Jake Avila
"Breathtakingly researched, brilliantly executed."

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