War Cry (Courtney, #15) by Wilbur Smith

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Read War Cry (Courtney, #15) Online Free - The next gripping Courtney family adventure from perennial bestseller and fan favourite Wilbur Smith.

In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney.

Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan estate, under the watchful eye of her father, prominent businessman and distinguished war veteran Leon Courtney. Her childhood is idyllic, until a family tragedy forces her to grow up much faster than necessary. As she grows into a spirited teenager, her thirst for knowledge and adventures leads her to England, where she finds herself inevitably drawn into the heart of the gathering storm in the lead-up to World War II.

Gerhard von Meerbach is the privileged and idealistic younger brother of Konrad von Meerbach, heir to an industrial fortune, and vocal supporter of the Nazi Party. Gerhard struggles to stay true to his principles in an increasingly cruel world. His friendship with a Jewish man places him in danger, and forces him to take a stand against the forces of evil that have overtaken his country and his family. But, unknown to him, he is caught in a trap that could cost him everything he holds dear.

As the Second World War looms over them all, Saffron and Gerhard's worlds collide – but will there be more to unite them than tear them apart?

A love story in the time of heroes, War Cry is the latest breathtaking episode in Wilbur Smith's epic account of one beloved family.

Title : War Cry (Courtney, #15)
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ISBN : 073229830X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 512 pages


bfilbeck rated it ★★★★★

February 22, 2017

War Cry by Wilbur Smith is a Courtney Family story set in the World War II era. The characters will make you cry and make you angry and make you sad but they will never make you bored! This is a page-turner that will keep you reading well past your bedtime! Don't miss this one!

Hannes rated it ★★★★★

March 12, 2017

Well I have finished reading "War cry" and all I can say is "Wow! The master seems to be back!". I found it much better written than his previous recent books. I get the feeling he had much more of a hand in writting the story and adding the final Wilbur touches like only he can. The story itself...

Allison rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 26, 2017

This book is the nail in the coffin - Wilbur Smith needs to retire. Having read a few Courtney novels, I found this book to be a complete let down.

Anne rated it ★★★★☆

March 26, 2017

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was pleased to discover a new author. Much of this book is set in Kenya on the eve of the second world war and this unfamiliar background added greatly to my enjoyment. I will certainly look out for other books in the series.

Judith rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 13, 2017

A mildly entertaining audible listen while traveling with my husband.

Danielle rated it ★★★★☆

July 25, 2017

First, I must mention that I won this novel in GoodReads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. I had not read any of Wilbur Smith's earlier novels. But at no time did I feel lost or unable to understand the characters' motivations or their story. I will not describe what was going on in this...

Pieter rated it ★★★★★

April 12, 2017

Great novel. There may be a little too much sex in this novel especially when you expect adventure and action. Smith plays his characters like a chess game and then slowly move them into checkmate for the finally. Strong characters and really a entertaining read if you need something easy to read...

Tom rated it ★★★★☆

May 26, 2017

As a member of the Courtney family Leon knows how quickly fortunes can be won or lost. Over the course of two centuries his family has risen and fallen with the tides of history. Leon too has experienced his own share of triumph and pain. In the wake of his beloved wife's death he is raising his you...

Crystal rated it ★★★★☆

March 22, 2017

I received this book as a giveaway and had not read any previous books in the series. It was a very engaging read as I have always enjoyed historical fiction. The author use the political atmosphere in the world leading up to WWII as the backdrop as 2 families on opposite sides of the conflict na...

Aniruddha rated it ★★★★☆

April 16, 2017

After a long time, Wilbur Smith seems to be back in his elements. The towering allure of African life and its landscapes, the trails and tribulations of the Masai and Courtneys all come to life once again... Though in the middle it stretches a bit and takes on some frivolous undertones, it does c...

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