By Wilbur Smith
They've come from out of the transferring sands and down from old mountains. fastened on horse and camel, wearing sparkling swords and plundered rifles, the sons of Allah are led through a holy warrior imbued with jihad, riding his military of hundreds of thousands to wipe out the final Englishmen from the remoted Nile city...
Along with thousands of others, British dealer and businessman Ryder Courtney is trapped within the capital urban of Khartoum. In Khartoum, the fates of a mythical British common, a super, mercenary dealer, a stunning lady and a brave soldier turns into one. They understand that point is working out and rescue is unbelievable. in order that they arrange for one final stand--and the start of an epic trip of survival...
From a passionate contention for a lady to an unforgettable face-off among warriors, Wilbur Smith's The Triumph of the Sun is experience fiction writ large--alive with the sounds of throngs, the fear of conflict, and the paranormal fireplace of human braveness within the darkest moments of all.
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