Favourite Ballantyne Novel

Discussion about Wilbur Smith's Ballantyne series

VOTE FOR THE ONE YOU LIKE BEST

A FALCON FLIES
10
21%
MEN OF MEN
18
38%
THE ANGELS WEEP
12
26%
THE LEOPARD HUNTS IN DARKNESS
7
15%
 
Total votes : 47

Favourite Ballantyne Novel

Postby Monsoon » Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:06 pm

Here is an opportunity to make known your favourite book from the Ballantyne series.
While a tiger eyed its prey and an eagle raged in a thunderous sky a river of darkness fell upon a burning sun and the wolf cried tis a time to die, thus did the angels weep as power and triumph in those golden eyes did creep.


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Postby Matbow » Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:15 pm

I havn't read them all yet so I really can't comment! Give me a month and I`ll ge back to you!
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Postby Bee » Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:34 pm

Well since I've only read the first two I guess you can see which one I voted for... :D
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Postby Nefer » Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:30 pm

A Falcon Flies...

That book captivated me from page 1. I like all the Ballantynes, 'cept for the last one. Never liked the hero dude, Craig Whatshisname.
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Postby Phils_jd » Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:35 pm

I forget which one I voted for probably Men of Men but seeing as I've been slagging the Ballantynes I though I should stick up for this one - it was a pretty good read - some decent sex scenes and some nice killings.
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Postby WSI » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:26 pm

it's my curse to be part of the minority. For me, it's the Leopard.

(ok, in this case I am the minority as I see)
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Postby Phils_jd » Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:49 pm

yeah it was ok in spots. but i'm still wondering what happened to the soldiers that Craig and Tungata left tied up in the cave after they escaped from Lobengulas tomb and grabbed the helicopter
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Postby Monsoon » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:38 pm

Seems to be a pretty even spread across the field when it comes to these books!
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Postby WSI » Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:53 pm

how about this: they are all best [b5]
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Postby Phils_jd » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:46 pm

One of you guys mentioned earlier that there was no linkage between Penrod (T of the Sun and the other Ballantynes. HAve you any guesses/ thoughts as to who he fits in with? Its been intriguing me since it was mentioned.
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Postby Nefer » Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:51 pm

Not entirely sure. I can't remember if his ancestry was mentioned - guess it's time for a re-read :D
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Postby Monsoon » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:08 pm

Hello what has happened here! They were all level pegging but now the Falcon surprisingly seems to have been left in the nest and the Leopard is up with the leaders!
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Postby bosstard » Mon May 21, 2007 7:51 am

Men of Men
So full of raw emotion!
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Re: Favourite Ballantyne Novel

Postby Geoff Carter » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:07 pm

I approached the Ballantynes with some trepidation, given the general euphoria that surrounds the Courtneys. Having finished ATime To Die , I bit the bullet - ensuring this time to stick to the cronology.

After Falcon Fly I must say I seem to have made the transition quite painlessly. WS's inimitable style carries over anyway, and the African theme continues!
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Re: Favourite Ballantyne Novel

Postby Ciclograz » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:22 am

A Falcon Flies is the best of the Ballantynes novel and one on my favourites!! At the beginning there is the most romantic scene of all WS books when Robyn looks for the firs time at the Africa's land!!I love it! All IMHO :wink:
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Re: Favourite Ballantyne Novel

Postby delby » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:33 am

never mind a fave ballantyne this whole series is my true love x
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Re: Favourite Ballantyne Novel

Postby John R » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:04 am

It was a tough one. The first 3 are the best. Went for Angels weep in the end. Just.
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