Hal and Roger Hunt have been sent out on a terrifying mission - they must save the population of Mtito Andei from a man-eating lion. But the 'King of the Beasts' isn't the only thing trying to kill the boys..........Have the brothers bitten off more than they can chew this time?...
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Lion Adventure Reviews
I'm going to rate all of the Willard Price books as four stars. Not because I think they're all that special (hell, they're basically the works of an eco-terrorism apologist), but because, when I was twelve, they were THE BEST BOOKS I'D EVER READ. I lapped them up. Loved 'em.
This is an ill-structured work. Having not dealt with lions in previous Adventure books, Price dedicates a whole book to the Hunts' efforts to kill a single man-eater. To make a substantial story of this flimsy premise, the Hunts are breathtakingly incompetent in discharging their duty, granting the lion several reprieves, and then getting lost in a balloon. Still, enjoyable, with an element of travelogue inserted into the balloon ride.
Wonderful book. Great story telling, good pace, excellent description of lion and other African animal behavior. But I do hate the ending! The last 2 pages to be exact. The lions were caught and sold to a zoo, destined to a life of captivity. Extremely and truly disappointing because all through the book, they were described as majestic beasts, the apex animal which all other animals are afraid of.
Another re-read. I re-read this series very often. Love the books every time.