"The Settler" was a wonderful tale, rich in the history of a land and its peoples. The characters are well thought out and their relationships intriguingly complex. A second volume would be most welcome, as I found myself not quite ready to let go of Martin (The Settler) and the woman whose heart he has finally won. There are a lot of strong characters in this book, and they each in their own way search for their place in the world and the great land of Africa. I especially appreciated how well the author was able to consider differing sides of the Boer War- The Boers love of the land and their wish to have a say in it's government, and the British settlers and troups. It is a delicate balance of the natives right to their homeland and the settlers searching for a new way of life. Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable tale, and one that has left me hoping for more.