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When the Lion Feeds by Wilbur Smith
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Jul 28, 2009

really liked it
Read in July, 2009

"Francois, how many men up at the face?" "Cave in" "Francois voice was now hysterically shrill. "Cave in". He broke Sean's grip and raced away towards the lift station, the mud flying from his gumboots. His terror infected Sean and he ran a dozen paces after francois before he stopped himself. For precious seconds he wavered with fear slithering round like a reptile in his stomach: go back to call the others and perhaps die with them or follow francois and live.

Into the wilds of Natla in the 1870's are born Sean and Garrick Courtney, the twin brothers who could not be more different. Fate, war and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart. But as history unfolds a continent is awakening. And on its horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love.....
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