Ghost Fire (Courtney, #18) by Wilbur Smith
The brand new Courtney Series novel.
A brand new Courtney Series novel by bestselling author, Wilbur Smith.
1754. Inseparable since birth and growing up in India, Theo and Connie Courtney are torn apart by the tragic death of their parents.
Theo, wracked with guilt, strikes a solitary path through life. Haunted by the spirits of lovers and family members, he is determined to atone for his mistakes. He seeks salvation in combat and conflict, joining the British in the war against the French and Indian army.
Believing herself abandoned by her brother, and abused and brutalised by a series of corrupt guardians, Connie vows never to let any man own her. Instead, she uses her beauty to manipulate her way to France, where she is welcomed into high society. But Connie once again finds herself at the mercy of vicious men, whose appetite for war and glory lead her to the frontlines of the French battlefield in North America.
As the siblings find their destinies converging once more, they realise that the vengeance and redemption they both desperately seek could cost them their lives . . .
An epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage that brings the reader deep into the seething heart of the French Indian War.
OUR AMAZING FAMILY TREE
The Courtney Novels are a series of seventeen novels published between and by Wilbur Smith. They chronicle the lives of the Courtney family, from the s through until ; the novels can be split into three parts; the original trilogy of novels follow the twins Sean and Garrick Courtney from the s until The second part is five books which follows Centaine de Thiry Courtney, her sons and grandchildren between and ; the third part, the most recently written, follows the Courtney family from the s through until , focusing on successive generations of the family. There are also two books that follow the third series; as well, there are three additional Courtney books. Sean and Garrick Courtney are twins who couldn't be more different; the jealous schemes of a woman draw them apart as the nation prepares for war against the Zulu. Sean, believed dead, returns home to find that Garrick has married his pregnant girlfriend, she wants to be with Sean but when he refuses her she tricks Garrick into thinking Sean raped her, causing Garrick to hate his twin.
The Courtney Novels are a series of seventeen novels published between and by Wilbur Smith. They chronicle the lives of the Courtney family, from the s through until The novels can be split into three parts; the original trilogy of novels follow the twins Sean and Garrick Courtney from the s until The second part is five books which follows Centaine de Thiry Courtney, her sons and grandchildren between and The third part, the most recently written, follows the Courtney family from the s through until , focusing on successive generations of the family. There are also two books that follow the third series.
Courtney family tree. Text Version; Interactive Version. This depicts the relationships between the principal characters in the later Courtney novels.
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The Ballantyne Novels are a series of four novels published between and by Wilbur Smith. - By Fabien.
From savagery in the savannah to treachery on the high seas or espionage in the Third Reich, find your next Wilbur adventure here. The first three Ballantyne books focus on the drive for colonial wealth and the bitter struggle between black and white in Rhodesia's brief history. The fourth and last of the sequence shows the re-emergence of ancient tribal rivalries, African pitted against African. The 'Courtney' novels trace the fortunes, and misfortunes, of this sprawling, ambitious family, from the dawn of the eighteenth century to the late twentieth century, starting with When The Lion Feeds. Set in the land of the ancient Pharaohs, this quartet vividly describes ancient Egypt and has a cast of unforgettable characters.
A man to rouse a deep hunger in the women he meets, a man to challenge all the fates and make a dream come true Garrick Courteney. Click here to find out more about the Courtneys of Africa family tree. To find out more about the Anglo-Zulu War, click here. Before becoming a published author, Wilbur sold several short stories to magazines and to the BBC, but one short story got out of hand. He got so caught up with the characters that he decided to expand it into a novel. He sent it to London and within ten days - almost a record for an unknown author - he received a cable announcing its acceptance by Heinemann.