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The enthralling new novel from the acclaimed author of Fallen Land, The River of Kings, and Gods of Howl Mountain

Retired racehorse jockey and Vietnam veteran Anse Caulfield rescues exotic big cats, elephants, and other creatures for Little Eden, a wildlife sanctuary near the abandoned ruins of a failed development on the Georgia coast. But when Anse's prized lion escapes, he becomes obsessed with replacing her - even if the means of rescue aren't exactly legal.

Anse is joined by Malaya, a former soldier who hunted rhino and elephant poachers in Africa; Lope, whose training in falconry taught him to pilot surveillance drones; and Tyler, a veterinarian who has found a place in Anse's obsessive world.

From the rhino wars of Africa to the battle for the Baghdad Zoo, from the edges of the Okefenokee Swamp to a remote private island off the Georgia coast, Anse and his team battle an underworld of smugglers, gamblers, breeders, trophy hunters, and others who exploit exotic game.

Pride of Eden is Taylor Brown's brilliant fever dream of a novel: set on the eroding edge of civilization, rooted in dramatic events linked not only with each character's past, but to the prehistory of America, where great creatures roamed the continent and continue to inhabit our collective imagination.

©2020 Taylor Brown (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Brilliant Compelling Story!!!

Riveting deep story with amazing characters. Taylor writes with poetic sensitivity and mystical feel. Mark Bramhall is a master narrater giving unique voice to each character. I loved every word of this adventure. A must listen!!!

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Wow! Best book ever! Taylor brown, you are amazin!

Such a great book. Loved the style and I was blown away by all the facts and how accurate his discretions of the Georgia coast are.

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Nature and big cats

Wonderful description of nature however it became a bit too repetitive especially at the end on the island at the hotel.
Liked the even pace and narration.