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Stirpe di uomini

Stirpe di uomini

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830434523
Pages: 500
Year: 2012-06-21T00:00:00+02:00
A quell'epoca, le miniere di diamanti di Kimberley erano un unico buco circolare, largo poco più di mille metri e profondo sessanta, dove bianchi e negri lavoravano dal mattino alla sera avvolti da una perenne nube di polvere rossa... Tutti scavavano: pochi facevano fortuna, molti morivano. Qualcuno diventava uomo, come Ralph Ballantyne, tra le braccia mercenarie della bella Lil; altri come Jordan, lui pure figlio di Zouga Ballantyne, s'accingevano a prendere strade differenti che non ne avrebbero fatto davvero dei campioni di virilità, pur rendendoli potenti sotto altri punti di vista, magari grazie all'amicizia affettuosa di un Cecil Rhodes... Non tutti i diamanti trovati, però, andavano ad arricchire i titolari delle concessioni: molte pietre, sottratte dai lavoranti negri, finivano nelle mani del re dei matabele, l'enorme, gottoso, saggio ma superstizioso e crudele Lobengula, che li scambiava contro fucili e munizioni per arginare lo strapotere di Rhodes. E, mentre si prepara una guerra sanguinosa, altre passioni non meno violente s'accendono tra uomini e donne; altre bramosie inducono alla competizione, al tradimento, al delitto... ENTRA A FAR PARTE DEL CLUB DEI LETTORI DI WILBUR SMITH SU: WWW.WILBURSMITH.IT CURIOSITÀ, ANTEPRIME, GADGET E CONTENUTI GRATUITI IN ESCLUSIVA
Il canto dell'elefante

Il canto dell'elefante

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830434442
Pages: 403
Year: 2012-06-21T00:00:00+02:00
Vibrante e solenne come una preghiera, il canto dell'elefante risuona da millenni nelle sconfinate lande africane, sospeso tra l'azzurro assoluto del cielo e l'impenetrabile cupola verde delle foreste pluviali. Daniel Armstrong è cresciuto ascoltando quel canto, ha condiviso l'omaggio della possente creatura alla terra che lo ospita e lo nutre, e ha tentato di svelarne il significato nei suoi appassionati documentari, testimoni fedeli dell'aspra e sensuale bellezza di un continente fiero e selvaggio, crudele e generoso. Ma poi sono giunti uomini indifferenti a tutto questo, individui spietati e avidi che hanno cominciato a torturare l'Africa, squarciandone il cuore e l'anima per soddisfare la loro inestinguibile bramosia di ricchezza. Alcuni sono stranieri, come Tug Harrison (diventato troppo potente per ricordare il fascino di un continente che ha amato) o come Ning Cheng Gong (cinico e crudele affarista orientale dallo sguardo feroce di cobra assassino), ma altri sono africani, come il dittatore dell'Ubomo, Ephrem Taffari, che assiste, impassibile, al sacrificio, in nome del Dio Denaro, della sua terra sventrata e depredata, dei suoi fiumi soffocati dai veleni, dei suoi uomini torturati e uccisi, dei suoi animali massacrati. Tutto sembra perduto, ma l'Africa - la vera Africa - quella del felice e ingenuo popolo dei bambuti, del saggio (e spodestato) presidente Victor Omeru, della sensibile e combattiva scienziata Kelly Kinnear rifiuta la morte imminente: chiama a raccolta le forze oscure che la popolano, risorge veemente dalla morsa d'acciaio che la stringe ed eleva di nuovo il suo canto, un canto che, questa volta, sarà un grido di ribellione e di vendetta, il respiro di un popolo intero, la volontà indomita di riconquistare la terra, madre e padre dell'uomo... Appassionato e teso allo spasimo, Il canto dell'elefante è un romanzo destinato a stupire anche i «fedelissimi» del grande Wilbur Smith per la serrata resa drammatica degli avvenimenti narrati e per la sconvolgente «impressione di realtà» che li caratterizza. ENTRA A FAR PARTE DEL CLUB DEI LETTORI DI WILBUR SMITH SU: WWW.WILBURSMITH.IT CURIOSITÀ, ANTEPRIME, GADGET E CONTENUTI GRATUITI IN ESCLUSIVA
Those in Peril

Those in Peril

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429921161
Pages: 400
Year: 2011-05-10
In Those in Peril, a nail-biting tale of adventure, bestselling author Wilbur Smith brings his matchless storytelling to bear on the violent, ruthless world of twenty-first-century piracy. While cruising on the family yacht in the Indian Ocean, nineteen-year-old Cayla Bannock is attacked and taken hostage by Somalian pirates. Her kidnappers demand a staggering ransom: twenty billion dollars. And Cayla's not just anyone--she's the daughter of Hazel Bannock, heiress to the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the world's foremost oil producers. The sensitive global political climate means not even the most powerful groups in the world can intervene. Left to handle the problem on her own, Hazel calls on Hector Cross, head of the security agency that protects Bannock Oil. As threats increase and evidence arises of horrific torture, the need to take action becomes more urgent than ever--and soon Hazel and Hector will have no choice but to take the law into their own hands...
Men of Men

Men of Men

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1499860595
Pages: 721
Year: 2018-01-01
The second book in the epic Ballantyne series Zouga was left alone, as alone in spirit as he had ever been in any of his wanderings across the vast African continent. He had spent almost the last penny he owned on these few square feet of yellow earth at the bottom of this hot and dusty pit. He had no men to help him work it, no experience, no capital.' A tribal battle. An Empire's war. Zouga Ballantyne has in his blood a fanatic's need to find diamonds, one that will take him to Southern Africa's most punishing places. Losing his wife to one of the many sicknesses that haunt the diamond mine camp, Zouga and his sons must find another way through the country, helping to build the British Empire, and developing their own form of civilisation in the face of tribal opposition. But the Ballantyne family success comes at a price -the sacrifice of the local Matabele tribe, who have tried to live alongside the colonists, but are slowly losing everything. In the face of exploitation, violence and greed, who will triumph in the land of ruthless men?
Pharaoh

Pharaoh

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062276549
Pages: 416
Year: 2016-10-18
Worldwide #1 bestselling author Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt in a captivating new novel that will transport you to extraordinary times. EGYPT IS UNDER ATTACK. Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded. The ancient city of Luxor is surrounded, All seems lost. Taita, advisor to the Pharaoh, prepares for the enemy’s final, fatal push. The ex-slave, now general of Tamose’s armies, is never more ingenious than when all hope is dashed. And this is Egypt’s most desperate hour. With the timely arrival of an old ally, the tide is turned and the Egyptian army feasts upon its retreating foe. But upon his victorious return to Luxor, Taita is seized and branded a traitor. Tamose is dead and a poisonous new era has begun. The new Pharaoh has risen — and he must be stopped… From the glittering temples of Luxor to the Citadel of Sparta, PHARAOH is an intense and powerful novel magnificently transporting you to a time of threat, blood and glory. Master storyteller, Wilbur Smith, is at the very peak of his powers.
Silent Scream

Silent Scream

Author: Angela Marsons
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1909490911
Pages: 388
Year: 2015-02-20

The Quest

The Quest

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1499861117
Pages: 644
Year: 2018-01-01
The fourth book in the epic Egyptian series The fourth book in the epic Egyptian series 'She is omnivorous. No matter age or appearance, physical frailty or imperfection. It is not their flesh that feeds her appetites, but their souls. she devours the young and old, men and women. She leaves only a desiccated husk.' An unspeakable evil. An impossible gift. Renowned magus Taita is now over a hundred years old, and has ascended to a new level of wisdom and understanding about his world. But he must prepare himself for the greatest threat Egypt has ever faced: the great plagues and the fair of the Nile, brought about by the fire witch Eos, an ancient force of sheer evil. Taita must risk his soul to battle against Eos, or his homeland and everything he has ever loved will be lost forever. But there are other reasons for Taita to fight -- since success could also mean rewards he could never have thought possible...
The Tiger's Prey

The Tiger's Prey

Author: Wilbur Smith, Tom Harper
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062276565
Pages: 432
Year: 2017-10-17
The New York Times bestselling author of Desert God and Pharaoh adds another chapter to his popular historical saga featuring the seafaring Tom Courtney, the hero of Monsoon and Blue Horizon, with this magnificent swashbuckling saga set in the eighteenth century and packed with action, violence, romance, and rousing adventure. Tom Courtney, one of four sons of master mariner Sir Hal Courtney, once again sets sail on a treacherous journey that will take him across the vast reaches of the ocean and pit him against dangerous enemies in exotic destinations. But just as the winds propel his sails, passion drives his heart. Turning his ship towards the unknown, Tom Courtney will ultimately find his destiny—and lay the future for the Courtney family. Wilbur Smith, the world’s greatest storyteller, once again recreates all the drama, uncertainty, and courage of a bygone era in this thrilling saga of the sea.
The Killer in My Eyes

The Killer in My Eyes

Author: Giorgio Faletti
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780335229
Pages: 432
Year: 2012-06-07
A murderer obsessed with comic strips... When Mayor Marsalis's son, Gerald, is found dead in his studio, his body is stained red and arranged like the cartoon character Linus - with a blanket next to his ear and his thumb stuck in his mouth. Desperate, Marsalis asks his ex-cop brother, Jordan, to investigate the murder. Yet the killer strikes again. This time Chandelle Stuart, a film producer with strange sexual predilections, is found leant against a piano like Lucy, listening to Shroeder playing. Meanwhile, a beautiful young detective Maureen Martini has moved from Rome to New York to forget the brutal murder of her boyfriend. After undergoing a corneal transplant, she starts having distressing visions that somehow seem connected with the grisly murders. Thrown together, Maureen and Jordan race against time to unmask this killer. But who is Snoopy? And who is Pig Pen? And why does this killer find pleasure in arranging his victims like comic-strip characters? In New York nothing is ever quite what it seems...
Blue Horizon

Blue Horizon

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785765752
Pages: 785
Year: 2018-01-01
Jim sprang back on to the truck of the violently rocking wagon, and stared across at Manatasee. She saw him and pointed her assegai at his face. Then he saw the length of slow-match had been exposed across the last yard of trampled earth below the mound on which the queen stood. The swift flame shot along it, leaving the fuse blackened and twisted as it burned. Jim clenched his jaws and waited for the explosion. A powerful enemy. A land of second chances. Jim Courtney is protected by all the wealth and influence that his family's successful business, the Courtney Brothers Trading Company, can provide in the Dutch-owned colonies of South Africa. Louisa Leuven is an orphaned young woman who escaped the plague only to be unjustly imprisoned and transported to the Cape. When a storm destroys her prison ship, Jim is her only hope of escape. But Louise and Jim have greater adventures in the African wilds ahead of them: they must flee from Dutch forces who seek not only to recapture their prisoner, but also to hunt down and hang Jim Courtney - and punish the other member of the Courtney family, however they can... A Courtney Series adventure - Book 3 in the Birds of Prey trilogy
The Sound of Thunder

The Sound of Thunder

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1499860110
Pages: 498
Year: 2018-01-01
A Courtney series adventure - Book 2 in the When the Lion Feeds trilogy "In the same way Sean saw it coming, he recognised it as the murderous rage which before had nearly killed a man, but still he could not prepare himself. And then it was upon him and the roaring filled his head." Some will win. And some will lose. Sean Courtney returns from the African wilds to find war has been declared between the British Empire and the Transvaal Republic. Not only that, but a rivalry is growing, between the cruel, obsessive son who bears his name, and his elder, secret son, whom he cherishes deeply. The Boer War will take from Sean, in both blood and gold, but the conflict and its consequences will also offer him everything a man could want. Sean must now decide: with both sons in his life, is he willing to pay the price he needs to keep them?
Predator

Predator

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062276530
Pages: 528
Year: 2016-03-22
Former operative Major Hector Cross must face off against a pair of lethal enemies and prevent an international catastrophe in this gripping contemporary adventure-thriller—perfect for fans of Clive Cussler, Ted Bell, and Vince Flynn—from the legendary worldwide bestselling author of Desert God and Golden Lion. One of the most formidable fighters in the world, ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross has survived explosive tangles with depraved enemies—warlords, pirates, and arms dealers—from the Middle East to the heart of Africa. Now, Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced—and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination. Co-written with internationally bestselling author Tom Cain, this exciting tale, filled with knife-edge tension, cunning global intrigue, rip-roaring action, and breathtaking adventure, demonstrates the extraordinary vision and talent of a writer with a gift for consistently delivering nonstop entertainment.
Warlock

Warlock

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429985364
Pages: 560
Year: 2001-05-22
Wilbur Smith, one of the world's most acclaimed adventure writers, returns to the world of ancient Egypt withWarlock, the stunning sequel to the New York Times bestselling River God. In the wake of a sixty-year war over the reign of the kingdoms of Egypt, two young pharaohs have risen to claim power, but only one can succeed, deciding the fate of his empire forever... The mission of Prince Nefer, rightful heir to the throne, is to rebuild a magnificent kingdom in the stark and tumbled ruins of the embattled city of Gallala. The desire of Lord Naja is to destroy his rival and rule the land with unholy supremacy. But Nefer has on his side the warlock Taita, a matchless ally and legendary priest of notorious powers... To see their dream come true, Nefer and Taita must stay one step ahead of the depraved assassin, survive the tortuous shadow of her ever-pursuing armies, and outwit the shocking betrayals of is own flesh and blood. As Nefer's courage increases, and as Taita's magic grows more beguiling, so grows stronger the power of their tireless enemies.... Now, with the threat of tyranny and blood thundering closer and closer toward the vulnerable gates of Gallala, the ultimate battle for Egypt will begin...
Golden Fox

Golden Fox

Author: Wilbur A. Smith
Publisher: MacMillan General Books
ISBN: 0333535774
Pages: 466
Year: 1990
An astonishing novel of adventure from one of the world's most celebrated novelists
Superman

Superman

Author: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN:
Pages: 224
Year: 2005-05-01
Follow the exploits of the ban of steel as the fortress of solitude, supergirl , and brainiac are introduced to the classic myth. Watch as the man of tomorrow learns to fight with his new sidekicks