Birds of Prey
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By Wilbur Smith

historical fiction | 560 pages | Published in NaN

The year is 1667. Sir Francis Courtney and his son Hal are on patrol in their fighting caravel off the Agulhas Cape of South Africa. They are lying in wait for one of the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company returning from the Orient. so begins a quest for adventure and the spoils of war that sweeps them from the settlement of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa to the Great Horn of Ethiopia far to the north - at a time when international maritime law permitted acts of piracy, rape, and murder otherwise punishable by death. Wilbur Smith introduces a generation of the indomitable Courtneys and thrillingly re-creates their part in the struggle for supremacy and riches on the high seas.From the very first pages, Wilbur Smith spins a colorful and exciting tale, crackling with tension and drama, that builds and builds to a stunning climax. Packed with vivid descriptive passages of the open seas, breathless pacing, and an extraordinary cast of characters, Birds of Prey is a masterpiece from a storyteller at the height of his powers.

ISBN_13:9780312317119

Quotes

The only way to deal with the darkness is to embrace the light.

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In the end, it's not about the wealth or power, but the legacy we leave behind.

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Sometimes, the greatest danger lies within the ones we trust.

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Fear is a powerful motivator, but courage is what sets us free.

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The sky is never the limit, it's just the beginning of a new journey.

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Love is the only force capable of healing the deepest wounds.

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Power corrupts, but true strength lies in using it for the greater good.

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Life is a constant struggle, but it's in the struggle that we find our true selves.

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Sometimes, the best way to win a fight is to walk away from it.

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Sometimes, the greatest adventures come from stepping outside our comfort zone.

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