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Received the book from HarperCollins for a review The latest segment of the Ballentyne series, King of Kings is one hell of a book The story revolves around the African continent during the 19th century Penrod Ballentyne and Ryder Courtney are the main protagonists of the story The story begins with a brave soldier, Penrod cheating his girlfriend Amber with another lady whom also he ditches like a used tissue paper Amber moves to her sister Saffron and her husband Ryder s place in the Courtney silver mine The story slowly moves around the Courtney mine and the events that take place during the course of time Meanwhile Penrod is stuck in the opium dens of Ethiopia Also, the Italians try to claim themselves in the area Penrod murders the duke of Kendal as a revenge of his daughter s death The story moves separately with two scenes one at the Courtney mine and other around Penrod I haven t read the previous books in the series and therefore was in a dilemma before picking up this book But its not compulsory to read all other books to get through this one The book is composed with love, hate, heartbreaks, betrayal, bravery and what not Amber is one quite strong female character who can make her own decisions regarding important situations The events of Courtney mine wereinteresting than the ones of Penrod Ballentyne There were some twists throughout the story However I felt some events were unnecessarily dragged that made it boring at places I think the story writing isn t the one to grip you through the pages Also I didn t like the way how Amber at the end forgave Penrod for everything and moved back with him That was one weak point of a strong character.Rating75 This is the story of Penrod Ballantyne and Amber Benbrook but also the continuing story of Ryder Courtney and his wife, Saffron who is Amber s twin sister The story takes place in Africa starting in Cairo and journey into the kingdom of Abyssinia in search of silver The book covers the years 1887 to October, 1898 Penrod is engaged to sixteen year old Amber but has a secret which is used to split them apart The story explains some of the history of the area in a way that is easy to understand The book was a quick easy read. [Free Kindle] ☩ King of Kings (Ballantyne #6) ♶ The Long Awaited Sequel To Wilbur Smith S Worldwide Bestseller, The Triumph Of The SunAn Epic Story Of Love, Betrayal, Courage And War That Brings Together Two Of Wilbur Smith S Greatest Families In This Long Awaited Sequel To His Worldwide Bestseller, The Triumph Of The Sun Cairo,A Beautiful September Day Penrod Ballantyne And His Fiancee, Amber Benbrook, Stroll Hand In Hand The Future Is Theirs For The Taking But When Penrod S Jealous Former Lover, Lady Agatha, Plants Doubt About His Character, Amber Leaves Him And Travels To The Wilds Of Abyssinia With Her Twin Sister, Saffron, And Her Adventurer Husband, Ryder Courtney On A Mission To Establish A Silver Mine, They Make The Dangerous Journey To The New Capital Of Addis Ababa, Where They Are Welcomed By Menelik, The King Of Kings But Italy Has Designs On Abyssinia, And There Are Rumours Of A Plan To Invade Back In Cairo, A Devastated Penrod Seeks Oblivion In The City S Opium Dens When He Is Rescued By His Old Friend, Lorenzo De Fonseca, Now In The Italian Army, And Offered The Chance To Assess The Situation Around The Abyssinian Border, Penrod Leaps At The Chance Of Action With Storm Clouds Gathering, And On Opposing Sides Of The Invasion, Can Penrod And Amber Find Their Way Back To One Another Against All The Odds A very good story. A cracking read Typical Wilbur Smith, he has lost none of his writing skills Look forward to the next one. I read my first Wilbur Smith book Monsoon maybe about 15 years ago when someone gifted it to me to see if I liked it Ever since then, I ve been a very ardent fan of Mr Smith s work, hunting for every single book from the used book stores, or, when I could afford it, purchased new Through his writing I have felt as if I know intimately the history and the peoples of Africa though this is of course, an arrogance but his love for the continent shows itself with absolute clarity and is transfered into each reader s soul.I have to say, though, I haven t been very keen on some of the latest books that were co written by others Maybe at times the co writer s style comes outthan Mr Smith s though I applaud his effort in trying to introduce us to other, newer writers.I love this latest instalment into the Ballantyne Courtney saga It seems to be somewhat of a back to basics of Mr Smith s usual style and tale It reminds me very much of Blue Horizon similar tone, similar emotions It have filled in a few gaps that now the tale of Triumph of the Sun feels a lotcomplete and alive Here s a bit of a spoiler, but hopefully not too much This is a tale of redemption for Penrod Ballantyne, and a lot of growth for his character I recall that I never really liked him in Triumph of the Sun and have always felt he did not fully deserve his happy ending with Amber being too full of himself and despite the suffering he had during captivity, he was still the same smug arrogant ass he was before I wondered if he would stay faithful to Amber This tale has redeemed him not only in Amber s eyes but also in mine As this tale happens somewhat in the middle of the Triumph of the Sun, we do know he will get his happy ending so this book is not about the destination but very much about the journey And it is a very good journey of growth.I hope that there are many books from Mr Smith in the years to come, and I hope I enjoy them as much as I did this one Here s a toast to an absolutely Masterful Writer and Tale spinner. This review is based on a sample read through Bookish First and may be updated when the full, finished book is read All opinions expressed are my own.A bit of romance, a bit of soap opera, a hint of scandal, and the promise of adventure King of Kings is a colonial story set in 1888 Cairo involving a love triangle of sorts between the dashing Penrod Ballantyne, hungry for military promotion, his fianc e Amber Pembroke, one of the few survivors of a siege and a published writer at just 16, and Penrod s older at the advanced age of twenty five, in Amber s estimation former lover, the scheming Lady Agatha.The preview leads me to think that enough back story will be present to make me want the rest of the series and leaves me wondering if Amber will bow to societal norms, if Penny will come to terms with the unconventional ways of his fianc e, and just how far Lady Agatha will go to get what she wants Reminiscent of desert adventures and historical romance novels I read in the eighties, I m definitely intrigued Predicting a 3.5 star rating. The master writer is back at work with one of the epics This book brought back the images and love one felt in his earlier books on Africa Absolutely a must read for those who loved his earlier works, Africa and her history at her best brought forth to life in this excellent narrative King is Kings is a follow up to The Triumph of the Sun which I read many years ago, you do not need to have read this book but events then are mentioned but not confusingly so Ryder Courtney and Penrod Ballantyne take centre stage, starting in Egypt in the late 1800 s it follows Ryder s journey into Abyssinia to build a silver mine with a great many trials and tribulations along the way.Meanwhile in Cairo, Amber Penrod s fianc e breaks off their engagement after being told some unsavoury facts about her future husband Penrod s story then goes from the depths of depravity to one of salvation.Although two interwoven stories they are told with with gusto, featuring a host of wonderful well rounded characters, great, good and pure evil, an exciting read My only niggle would be that I would of preferred two of the characters to have come together a lot sooner, it was far too near the end of the book for my liking, but that s just me My thanks to net galley and publisher for the opportunity to review this book honestly. Wilbur s back.I didn t enjoy his last few books and had decided to give up on him, but my husband said this new one was up to Wilbur s historical standards It s close, and I credit his almost secret cowriter If you look at the cover very very closely, down toward the bottom, in letters so faint one can barely read them, it says, with Imogen Robertson I don t see her credited anywhere else, so maybe Wilbur isn t thrilled about giving her credit But he should I assume she s the reason this book was so much fun to read The last few seemed written by a jaded old sexist crabapple, who phoned in his 2 dimensional cartoon characters who did nothing but fight From one battle to the next, nothing else happened I d lost interest.Now, with Ms Robertson s help, we get to read about two powerful women in addition to the men, and there are enough admirable people in this book to make you happy about humanity again, a feature lacking in therecent Smith books I m actually looking forward to the next book in the series, and hopefully, Robertson will be doing most of the writing Wilbur can smile and rake in the dough and accolades, his reputation happily restored.