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Author(s): Wilbur Smith

Location(s): South Africa

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940s-1960s



Following on from Power of the Sword…In Wilbur Smith’s masterly epic of love, hatred and revenge, the long and deadly enmity between Manfred De La Rey and Shasa Courtney explodes as South Africa herself is swept by the fires of racial conflict.
The two half brothers are now ministers in a government dedicated to a vision of the sub-continent in which people of all races would be free to develop and flourish separately.
However, both men must confront the ugly reality of apartheid and their country’s growing isolation in a cynical and hostile world.
In this violent and bloody struggle against the mounting tide of black rage Manfred and Shasa must also face the consequences of their own ruthless ambition for power and the fate to which their bloodlines and destinies, so closely bound together, have compelled them.
Rage displays all of Wilbur Smith’s most powerful skills of storytelling in a sweeping adventure full of passion and danger and the march of historic events, illuminating those turbulent years from the early 1950s to the mid 1960s in which the crisis of the present day was formed.

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smith is awesome and now i want to visit south africa…. Jeffrey Roberts

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