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The Settler (The Lion and the Leopard Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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read this book if you have any interest in Southern Africa and it's history.
The period between 1890 and 1902 was a time of upheaval and war between the native African tribes, the Boers and the British and many of the main historical events are captured. The fictional characters are skillfully woven into the fabric of the time as they find themselves involved in these events and meet up with some of the leading contemporary figures including Rhodes, Smuts, Botha, Kitchener, Lloyd George and even a cameo of the young Winston Churchill.
The story is told from the viewpoint of the British settlers and the Boers both of which groups are well portrayed and the author clearly has a good grasp of their history and lives. To some extent this is at the expense of the Native Africans who remain somewhat shadowy figures either as marauding hordes or as servants or workers who play no real part in the development of the story.
The conflict of war is obvious, but Martin, our hero, deals with many personal conflicts including a long running battle with his enforced fellow traveller the rather dilettante American, Perry, whose motivation for being there could not be more different from that of the determined and serious Martin. Their rivalry runs throughout the story and involves their desire for the same woman, and their ideas on whether to drive forward or stay in the comfort of the relatively peaceful major cities. They even contrive to end up on opposing sides when war inevitably breaks out. Martin also finds himself heavily conflicted in his own love life.Read more ›
First class plot Heroes we can believe t.
Will look for more books by this author.
If you are interested in AFRICA then you must read this book.
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I chose a rating of 4 because from start to finish I was totally absorbed.
I like to read stories about Africa especially when written about the early settlers and what they... Read more
Superb story, will definitely be buying the other 2 books after this one.Published 9 months ago by Peter Leonard Carter
I am a big fan of Wilbur Smith, this led me to Peter Watt and now to Brian Duncan. Each write historically correct novels with a little poetic license. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mr R W Barrett
A great read. Having grown up in Rhodesia this book was excellent at giving an insight into the early days.