Well, the action certainly continues from where it was temporarily left at the end of the first book!
The author has skilfully woven a thrilling tale where every high and low experienced by the characters feels almost like a personal achievement or loss.
Deeply engrossing, you will soon find yourself cut off from the real world and majestically transported back in time to Southern Africa at the time of the Boer War. Putting this book down is a major irritation and inconvenience and I had to force myself to put it down on one occasion when the early hours of the new day were flying by!
War, romance, hunting, fighting, gambling, farming, politics; small threads which are interwoven yet help contribute towards this epic masterpiece.
If you enjoyed the first, you'll love this book.
If you haven't read any of Wilbur's books before, buy `When the Lion Feeds' you certainly won't regret it!