Or, How Threats of Disinheritance Caused Me to Set Off for the Jungle in Search of Happiness, Gorillas and Perhaps a Husband
Author: Catja Orford
Publisher: Jacana Media
A compilation of journal entries and e-mails written over a 15-month period while in the jungles of Africa, this collection tells the author’s story of tracking gorillas—called BuBu by the BaKa pygmies of the region. Often hilarious and deeply personal, the author’s e-mails describe the hot, sweaty days spent in the forest running away from Jonathan the forest elephant, attempting to catch a glimpse of the elusive BuBu, and trying to remain ladylike through it all.
In Farlander, the first book of the Heart of the World series, readers met Ash, an aging master assassin of the famed order of Roshun, and his apprentice Nico, a boy who always managed to be in the wrong place at the right time. Ash and Nico, one with failing health and the other with little training, were sent on a suicidal mission to fulfill a contract against the favored son of the Holy Matriarch, the ruler of Mann. The assassination of the Matriarch's son maintained the honor and reputation of the Roshun, but further destabilized a nation already beset by strife. For Ash, fulfilling the contract came at an enormous personal cost. Now in Stands a Shadow, driven by grief and anger, Ash embarks on a journey that takes him through the Free Ports and towards the embattled city of Bar-Khos. He arrives at the city as the Holy Matriarch of Mann orders her forces to breach the walls of Bar-Khos and bring it under her control. Renouncing the ways of the Roshun, Ash disguises himself among the Mannian soldiers, determined to go to any lengths to have his revenge against the Matriarch. . . . The Heart of the World series is an epic adventure that, through the lens of its vibrant and unique world and engaging characters, asks intriguing questions and illuminates the humanity at the core of both hero and villain. Stands a Shadow is the second book in the series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.