I really love Wilbur Smith's writing. Africa comes alive and you can hear the animals in the bush and feel the sun beating down on you. This story is about half brothers, diamond mines, lost caches and hate that sets this book ablaze.
This book is two pronged, as it covers the two most important eras of Rhodesian-Zimbabwean history. The late 1800's and 1977 are respectively the eras when the country of Rhodesia was founded, and 1977 the year a black-led revolution took place. In each of these eras, Smith blends a fabric of interwoven and interdependent characters, both black and white, who typify the strength, courage, and keen failures of a land that is both beautiful and dangerous.