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Child of Storm (Allan Quatermain #6)

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Adventurer Allan Quatermain helps his Zulu friend Saduko win 100 cattle to buy his true love Mameena ("Child of Storm"). The mysterious Mameena, however, has other ideas-she wants to marry Allan Quatermain. This publication from Boomer Books is specially designed and typeset for comfortable reading.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Boomer Books
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I'll admit, this book grew on me. But only towards the very end. In fact, mainly just in the last five chapters.
I found the story hard to relate to, and the continual reference to Zulu jargon was tiring as it seemed to always double back on itself, and simultaneously to tie in to absolutely no aforementioned background.

Having found this book on Goodreads, I now see that it is the second in a series. Perhaps several things would have made more sense if I had started the series properly. However,
Jul 06, 2016 George rated it really liked it
#6 in the Allan Quatermain adventure series. Another tale of a series of African adventures by Quatermain filled with dangerous near death situations and pitched battles. This is modeled somewhat after the Helen of Tray Greek saga. Adventurer Allan Quatermain helps his Zulu friend Saduko win 100 cattle to buy his true love Mameena ("Child of Storm"). She is an extremely beautiful and highly intelligent Zulu daughter of a lower level chief and she has ambitions to become the top female in all ...more
Jun 21, 2015 Travis rated it liked it
A bit too much witch doctor stuff to be as good as other Allen Quartermain adventures. Still a good read.
Nov 12, 2012 Nicolas rated it did not like it
I usually really enjoy the Quatermain stories, but this one didn't work for me at all. It read more like a book of Zulu politics with Quatermain tagging along. No thanks.
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Brilliant - the best one yet. Really enjoyed this Zulu tale. No wonder the Quatermain stories have remained popular.
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