The Angels Weep

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Macmillan, Nov 28, 2006 - Fiction - 672 pages
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On a continent of breathtaking beauty and bitter suffering, two vastly different cultures clashed, mingled, and recoiled. Here, amidst mist-shrouded mountains and gold-studded plateaus, ancient tribesmen lived close to the earth, as white men dug fortunes out from beneath them and laid plans for a new civilization.
Out of Southern Africa the enigmatic Cecil Rhodes built an empire in the late 1800s and attracted the brightest and bravest of a generation--including a remarkable far-flung family named Ballantyne. But for the natives, another day was dawning: a day of retribution...

From a courageous woman doctor to a fierce, one-eyed slave trader turned soldier, the whites of Africa were buffeted by two horrific waves of war. And just when a bloody peace seemed possible, the seeds of future turmoil were sown ...

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Review: The Angels Weep (Ballantyne #3)

User Review  - Mark Edlund - Goodreads

History series I am still not sure if Smith is a racist troglodyte, a sexist pig or a man who just loves Africa so much that he glosses over the continent's warts. A great adventure and the third ... Read full review

Review: The Angels Weep (Ballantyne #3)

User Review  - Olof - Goodreads

The two parts have to little with each other to do. And considering how very good the two previous books were, I had quite high expectations. The story wasn't focused enough. Read full review

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Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.

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