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The Sound of Thunder
Author: Wilbur Smith

ISBN: 9780330505772
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 485
Published: 1 June 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 3.1
The game was war. The prize was a land. The penalty of defeat was death...' The Sound of Thunder is an epic of the Anglo-Boer War and the peace which followed.

It is a sequel to his best-selling When the Lion Feeds, has the same ctremendously dramatic quality, and takes up the story of Sean (the lion of the earlier title), who joins up to fight the burghers.

Brilliantly Wilbur Smith describes the progress of the War through Sean's own actions, first in harrowing missions in the front lines for the British Guides, then as the leader of a commando designed to fight the Boers on their own terms - guerrilla combat in the veld.

The peace which follows finds Sean with hopes of marriage, settling down at last to develop new land by planting wattle. But it is at this point in the novel that the hatred borne him by his twin-brother Garrick really comes into the open: Garrick, who has been forced to live In the shadow of his twin's superiority since childhood, and who has vowed to pay him back for it.

Sean is very much the big figure of the novel, but other characters grip the imagination as strongl...

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