[[ read online pdf ]] A Sparrow Falls: Courtney, Book 3Author Wilbur Smith – Albawater.co

From The Trenches Of France, General Sean Courtney Comes Back To Fame, Fortune And A Seat In The Government Mark Anders, The Courageous Young South African Whom He Has Come To Regard As His Own Son, Returns To Nothing, His Grandfather Murdered And His Property Seized By An Unknown Company At The Bottom Of The Mystery Is Sean S Son Dirk, The Jealous, Violent And Power Crazed Genius Whose All Consuming Hatred Can Only End In Blood A Sparrow Falls Is The Thrilling Third Novel In The Courtney Series, Continuing From When The Lion Feeds And The Sound Of Thunder

8 thoughts on “A Sparrow Falls: Courtney, Book 3

  1. Ernest Godfrey Ernest Godfrey says:

    This is my third read by this guy and I have loved everyone His attention to detail is amazing and a little confusing He used words that are so genuine and that only somebody who has lived the book can know so how do you research those words you sort of have to know the answer before you can ask the question The descriptions actually put you in the scene, fantastic well done sir

  2. Dave Dave says:

    Despite not being in chronological order Wilbur Smith recommends that the books are read in the order that they were written and so the books When the Lion Feeds 1964 , The Sound of Thunder 1966 and A Sparrow Falls 1977 are the first 3 books in the first series of some of the Courtney family ranging from about the 1870 s to 1970 s I do think that to get maximum enjoyment these 3 books need to be read as a trilogy.In this third book, A Sparrow Falls our hero Sean Courtney has finished fighting the Zulus and the Boers and is now looking for somebody else to fight so he ships over to Europe to fight for the allies in WW1 where he meets Mark Anders Mark becomes a surrogate son to Sean taking the place of one dead illegitimate son by his twin brother s wife and a legitimate but evil son by a previous wife, now deceased, who Sean has disowned.Eventually Sean returns home to his wife, Ruth, and Sean enters into politics but still has to contend with considerable turmoil in his life A lot of that turmoil from his daughter, Storm, named after a clandestine liaison in bad weather with Ruth while she was married to Sean s new best friend, Saul.Sean and Mark realise that the wildlife of South Africa is nearing extinction and attempt conservation measures only to be undermined by Sean s evil son, Dirk Dirk is determined to ignore environmental matters and plough ahead destroying the country for massive profits leading to a showdown towards the end of the book.All along we are told of the tempestuous relationship between Mark and Storm which adds a bit to the book even though Storm is portrayed as clever, shrewd and stubborn and her actions are petulant, disloyal and stupid.A bit of a cliff hanger to the end but setting the scene for the heroes of later books to have native man servants and similar characters and tactics and general verbosity I did get a feeling of d j vu at some points but still a good read.

  3. PC in Ipswich PC in Ipswich says:

    I haven t read this book for probably some 20 years in the meantime I have given all my beautiful hardcover books as this was originally, and my numerous paperbacks, to a charity as my wife hated them cluttering all the house now an avid Kindle user, I cannot wait to read this again a classic P.S I have well in excess of 600 books on kindle now and it fits in my pocket

  4. Lady Doom Lady Doom says:

    On my kindle for Android app this book was just one huge chapter, so there may be some formatting issues.As a story I felt this was a disappointing end for Sean, I ll be reading books in the overall series, but in terms of his story I d rather view his story as a duology.This book also felt over long as well, though looking back I m unsure what could be cut

  5. miller miller says:

    You must ensure you read any of Wilbur Smiths books in order I can recommend all but the Egyptian series Wilbur Smith is one of the top 10 authors in the world I love all his books Coming from Africa I can appreciate just how much research he does for each book Great author

  6. Azimuth500 Azimuth500 says:

    After The Sound of Thunder , in A Sparrow Falls we find General Sean Courtney, a man in his senior years, in the mud and turmoil of the Somme in WWI, where he comes across crack marksman, sniper Mark Anders, also from his native Natal, then a remote corner of the Empire Mark Anders had grown up in the care of a grandfather who managed to become owner of a tract of wilderness at the centre of which stands the magnificent Chaka s Gate rock formation In the course of the narrative, the two soldiers return to African soil, the older to his loving family, the younger to find his only relative deceased When the men meet, little Storm Courtney has grown into a young woman, accustomed to all that beauty and her father s great wealth can give But there is trouble in Paradise Dirk Courtney, now a fine figure of a man, has returned from the Orient, but has become a very different character from his father These are the bare bones of what rapidly develops into a compelling human drama It is not a story about the accumulation of wealth, or even much about man s conquest of women Instead it traces the rise and fall of the personal fortunes of the protagonists, love, happiness, the ability to give and the inability to give, greed, power and ruthlessness, the mistakes we so often make and the price we pay for our mistakes As one move leads to another the pace picks up and action and excitement draw you forward Wilbur Smith is not only a master of the fast moving narrative, his evocations of the African landscape and its inhabitants in their many moods and conditions is unsurpassed To me, this book succeeds above all as a novel, even and balanced, yet engrossing to the end If you feel for Africa, I urge you to read it.

  7. d valpy d valpy says:

    What a writer Wilbur Smith is,he Writes in such away it is as if you are actually there.all his books are the same.A great read for anybody,who likes a good plot,and adventurous story.D.Valpy

  8. Petra Phyde Petra Phyde says:

    This book does not quite follow Sean Courtney but rather one of his proteges As usual with Wilbur Smith, one reads in fear for the hero heroine Extremely well drawn characters wonderful descriptives of the land they belong to Wilbur Smith is a master at drawing the reader into the drama, even when you may feel you do not want to follow Always there is that doubt that the character you have become attached to will survive the turmoil of the story as it progresses relentlessly and often harshly through the lives of the people who live within the pages of a Wilbur Smith book.