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King of Kings

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
The long-awaited sequel to Wilbur Smith's worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun.

An epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war that brings together two of Wilbur Smith's greatest families in this long-awaited sequel to his worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun.

Cairo, 1888. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking.

But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him and travels to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they make the dangerous journey to the new capital of Addis Ababa, where they are welcomed by Menelik, the King of Kings. But Italy has designs on Abyssinia, and there are rumours of a plan to invade...

Back in Cairo, a devastated Penrod seeks oblivion in the city's opium dens. When he is rescued by his old friend, Lorenzo De Fonseca, now in the Italian army, and offered the chance to assess the situation around the Abyssinian border, Penrod leaps at the chance of action.

With storm clouds gathering, and on opposing sides of the invasion, can Penrod and Amber find their way back to one another - against all the odds?



Hardback Editions

April 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: King of Kings
Author(s): Wilbur Smith
ISBN: 1-78576-846-8 / 978-1-78576-846-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2019 : USA Hardback

Title: King of Kings (The Courtneys & Ballantynes)
Author(s): Wilbur Smith
ISBN: 1-4998-6201-6 / 978-1-4998-6201-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: King of Kings
Author(s): Wilbur Smith
ISBN: 1-4998-6208-3 / 978-1-4998-6208-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: King of Kings
Author(s): Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: King of Kings (The Courtneys & Ballantynes Book 2)
Author(s): Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA