What I'm Reading
A high action adventure story of revenge, set in American plantations, England and Africa. The book opens with a debate about the abolition of slavery between students at Cambridge University in 1841. Very timely considering how the world is at the moment with the Black Lives Matter movement. The two men in the debate are destined to clash many times again - you can feel it.
Brutal in places, depicting cruelty to both man and beast, the story covers the ivory trade and the harrowing use of slaves in the New World of the nineteenth century. Yet, despite the uncomfortable aspects it is still an easy read in places when romance and history take over.
Wilbur Smith is a giant of a storyteller, famed for his tales of adventure set in Africa and this book is perfect for his many fans.
Published by Zaffre on 3 September 2020.
Advanced review copy supplied by the publisher.