Smith continues the saga of the Courtney family of Africa begun in with When the Lion Feeds. In this installment, Leon Courtney, ladies’. Wilbur Smith has won acclaim worldwide as the master of the historical novel. Now, in Assegai he takes readers on an unforgettable African adventure set. Assegai (Courtney Family Adventures) [Wilbur Smith] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Wilbur Smith has won acclaim worldwide as the.

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As far as a recount of hunting wild animals in Africa go this book was ok but even then it wasn’t so great. After the war, Leon and Eva, now married, return and reclaim the assegaii money.

The setting for this book is World War 2, the heroine,Saffron, determined and beautiful and strong and brave.

He makes everything fascinating whether it is the wilds of Africa or life on board an East Indies sailing ship in the s. While spying, Leon falls desperately in love with von Meerbach’s beautiful and enigmatic mistress, Eva von Wellberg.

He was drawn to the wilderness. Otto later attempts to hunt a lion in the traditional Maasai way – with an assegai and shield – but he is mauled by a second lion during the hunt.

The Courtney Series: The Assegai Trilogy

Fap Fap Fap, they stabbed the lion with the Assegai arrow. However, once The Graf set foot ashore I knew things had taken a turn and I can strap in for some entertaining story-telling. Sign up and get a free eBook! Smith and I must say its not quite the epic adventure I envisioned following The Tiger’s Prey, which was one rollicking excursion.


Assegai is one of the 13 novels in the saga asssgai the Courtney family, which spans the five hundred years beginning in the s.

Assegai Courtney 13 by Wilbur Smith. Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. Book 1 of The Courtney Series: I was shocked to read about the cavalier sport of big game hunting and how it lacked any sense of a moral conscience.

He finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach’s plan, and in grave peril as he learns more about the enigmatic Eva. See 2 questions about Assegaiā€¦. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wilbur took a Rest! Mar 14, Caroline rated it it was ok. Assegai is Wilbur Smith ‘s thirty-second novel, it follows The Triumph of the Sun in which axsegai author brought the Courtney and Ballantyne series together.

I just get the feel he was obligated to write a novelpossibly under contract, and coasted through this weak attempt. Leon Courtney is the main character and, despite being only 19, he is an adventurer at heart, leading safaris and getting involved with spies.

Assegai (novel) – Wikipedia

The plot revolves around Leon Courtney, 19 y. Among Leon and Percy’s clients are Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit, a fifty-two-year-old dominatrix German princess, and a crooked and cowardly English lord, who later gets Percy willbur while fleeing from a charging buffalo.

Although I will say, I really can’t stand the thought of what colonialism has doneand those it has killed, so already I had that in the back of my mind the aassegai book. Well mom, you weren’t reading this piece of crap.


See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Glimpses of African tribal life and African history were indeed of interest,but the paternalism and obvious glorification smjth Britain rather intruded.

His heros are strong and brave; his Absolute heaven The first Wilbur Smith book I ever read was on Lamu in the Indian Ocean by the coast of Kenya and I was reading a rugged tale that involved Lamu in the s. Asseggai are the complicated and heart wrenching story lines of his River God series, where’s the excitement of Africa that was in his early Courtney books i.

Assegai (Courtney, #12) by Wilbur Smith

I can only hope the last to date novel in the Courtney series, which awaits me, is as detailed and enjoyable as this. As the Great War begins, Leon learns an important piece of information that could save British territories in Africa, but when Eva Von Wellberg returns to Africa, all bets are off. In short, the story, plot, characters and Africa itself is reader’s delight. I still love you. Leon Courtney – the perfect specimen over 6 foo I have read every single book of Wilbur Smith to my knowledge and I am sorry to say that he must be feeling his age as this is smifh one of his best by a smmith shot.