The Zambezi Allies
By Edward G. Price
The African plains: a land teetering between bountiful beauty and a wilderness, with out safety, moisture or mercy.
The life of Jasiri, the young lion is turned upside down when his pride vanishes and an unknown shadowed giant attacks in the night separating him and his mother. Jasiri finds himself alone with her words, 'Head north to the great tree of fireflies' clinging to the edges of his mind. By good fortune he meets unlikely allies who reveal the great tree marks a paradise many weeks north. Unaware if his mother is alive and tormented by her loss, he is determined to travel the perilous path to the tree. Together with his newfound allies, Jasiri must battle dangerous foes and nature itself to find answers. Or to save his mother. Or to try to save the land they love. Or to survive by any means. When there is no hope of victory, a hero is born.
Well suited for children of ten years upward to adults up to ninety (with out heart complaints) The Zambezi Allies tells a fast paced adventure story brimming with cliffhangers, conflict and courage. And from a nature lovers angle the novel teems with accurate descriptions of fauna and flora found on the African plains. Characters from pangolins to hippos are portrayed within the constraints of their physical capabilities though with human voices: good, contemptible, unkind, sympathetic and at times celebratory.