King of Kings

Wilbur Smith, Imogen Robertson
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The long-awaited sequel to Wilbur Smith's worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun.

An epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war that brings together two of Wilbur Smith's greatest families in this long-awaited sequel to his worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun.

Cairo, 1887. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking.

But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him and travels to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they make the dangerous journey to the new capital of Addis Ababa, where they are welcomed by Menelik, the King of Kings.

Back in Cairo, a devastated Penrod seeks oblivion in the city's opium dens. He is rescued by an old friend, who is now in the Italian army, and offered the chance to join the military efforts. Italy has designs on Abyssinia, and there are rumours of a plan to invade . . .

With storm clouds gathering, and on opposing sides of the invasion, can Penrod and Amber find their way back to one another - against all the odds?

Author bio:

Wilbur Smith (Author)
Wilbur Smith is a worldwide phenomenon. His readership has built up over fifty-five years of writing.
Born in Central Africa in 1933, Wilbur became a full-time writer in 1964 following the success of When the Lion Feeds, and has since published over forty global bestsellers, including the Courtney Series, the Ballantyne Series, the Egyptian Series, the Hector Cross Series and many successful standalone novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide.
The establishment of the Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation in 2015 cemented Wilbur's passion for empowering writers, promoting literacy and advancing adventure writing as a genre. The foundation's flagship programme is the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.
For all the latest information on Wilbur visit www.wilbursmithbooks.com or facebook.com/WilburSmith

Imogen Robertson (Author)
Imogen Robertson studied languages at Cambridge and was a TV director before her first novel Instruments of Darkness was published in 2009. She is the author of The Crowther and Westerman crime series and The Paris Winter. Her novels have been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger three times. You can find her online at www.imogenrobertson.com or on twitter @RobertsonImogen

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781785768477
Publisher: Bonnier
Imprint: Zaffre
Pub Date: March 2020
Page Extent: 464
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Adventure

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