King Solomon's Mines Author:H. Rider Haggard The adventure novels of Henry Rider Haggard have been beloved by readers for more than seventy years. King Solomon's Mines, a masterpiece of suspense and excitement, chronicles a search for the source of fabulous African diamonds. In this quest, the hero, British hunter Allan Quatermain, accompanied by Sir Henry Curtis and Umpoba, a mysterious Z... more »ulu, forges through jungle and desert to reach hostile Kukuanaland.
There, surrounded by natives, the trio meet the hideous King of the Kukuanas, who invites them to witness a witch hung that almost results in the death of Umpoba. When the brave Zulu reveals that he is the rightful King of the Kukuanas, the white men join him in a bloody battle to regain his crown. As reward they are guided to the treasure-laden mines, only to find themselves in danger of being buried alive in the catacombs.« less