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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 WarOnly once in his life had Sean met a man whose strength matched his own and now, again, they were pitted against each otherSean Courtney, impulsive adventurer of When the Lion Feeds, returns from the wilderness 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 bitter than any fought on the veld this is the second of the Courtney novels Wilbur Smith is undoubtedly a master of adventure novels this novel continues the story of Sean Courtney and family I think what I like best is the historical accuracy you feel like you are walking through a different period of time he handles sensitive issues like a diplomat and violence like a boxer he manages to mix suspense and horror I shows the human spirit in many of its forms I don t want to go into the storyline because it would spoil it for anyone yet to have the pleasure I first read when the lion feeds and could barely put it down these days if i have got out of the habit of reading i reach for these novels and am transfixed every time i cannot recommend this series highly enough but then it is hard to find any of the books he writes alone that are not of the highest quality his name is always on the top of my wish list having read many hundreds of books he is still in my top two authors and top of this type of read this is among the best The saga continues, as Sean Courtney enlists to fight for the English, during the Boer war, in their battles against the Dutch and their resourceful leader, who also happens to be his brother in law A gritty, masculine, hard fought adventure, where the protagonist s every move might be his last Will Sean be able to keep the friend he cherishes, conquer the woman he loves and survive the perils of this three year war A great follow up to the original, now for the third instalment in the series. As the heading of this review suggests I found this book to be a lot better than its predecessor I think that may be because it didn t feel so Scattered Sean has to fight in the army, then live his life afterwards Compared to the first book where he travels all over the place this feels settled.The writing style is typical of the first book, but I would say the female characters get a better level of treatment so that s an improvement