The Sound of Thunder

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The second novel in Wilbur Smith's The Courtneys series, The Sound of Thunder is a powerful story of family tragedy set against the backdrop of the ravages of the Second Boer War.

'Only once in his life had Sean met a man whose strength matched his own - and now, again, they were pitted against each other . . .'

Sean Courtney, impulsive adventurer of When the Lion Feeds returns from the wildnerness a rich man - until he is robbed by the Boers of his wagons, his gold and the girl he loves. A grim homecoming finds his country in the cruel grip of war. But in the bloody days ahead, conflicts within his family will prove far more bitter than any fought on the veld . . .

About Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.

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Books by Wilbur Smith

River God
River God
Vicious Circle
Vicious Circle
Gold Mine
Gold Mine
The Diamond Hunters
The Diamond Hunters
Eagle in the Sky
Eagle in the Sky
The Dark of the Sun
The Dark of the Sun
Those In Peril
Those In Peril
Assegai
Assegai
Birds Of Prey
Birds Of Prey
Monsoon
Monsoon
Blue Horizon
Blue Horizon
The Triumph of the Sun
The Triumph of the Sun
The Burning Shore
The Burning Shore
Rage
Rage
A Sparrow Falls
A Sparrow Falls
When the Lion Feeds
When the Lion Feeds
Shout At The Devil
Shout At The Devil
The Sunbird
The Sunbird
The Quest
The Quest
The Seventh Scroll
The Seventh Scroll
Warlock
Warlock
A Falcon Flies
A Falcon Flies
Men of Men
Men of Men
The Angels Weep
The Angels Weep
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness
Wild Justice
Wild Justice
The Eye of the Tiger
The Eye of the Tiger
Cry Wolf
Cry Wolf
Hungry as the Sea
Hungry as the Sea
Elephant Song
Elephant Song
Power of the Sword
Power of the Sword
A Time to Die
A Time to Die
Golden Fox
Golden Fox

Books in the Series

Birds Of Prey
Birds Of Prey
Monsoon
Monsoon
Blue Horizon
Blue Horizon
The Triumph of the Sun
The Triumph of the Sun
A Sparrow Falls
A Sparrow Falls
When the Lion Feeds
When the Lion Feeds