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The Covenant is an epic novel written by James A. Michener. It is a genre fiction novel where you will enjoy some fantastic adventure and action from the rich history pages. The author has the reputation to impress audience with his innovative writing style where he talks about historic events by using fictional characters. Some of his most celebrated works include the likes of Centennial and Alaska novels.
The narration for this novel is given by Larry McKeever. You might not like it nice you start listening but soon you will gradually settle down with the accent and expression of the author. After some time of listening to this narration, you will feel as if some old man is telling you stories in a very exciting manner.
The story starts with the Van Doorn family who are Java born. The family tree expands to two significant branches. One was known for nurturing some amazingly lush vineyards while the other one settles down the interior to become the first of the Afrikaners and the Trekboers. Nxumalos are the inhabitants of a very peaceful village which remained unchanged for a number of centuries. It use to unite all the warrior tribes of the region and converted them into a very powerful and resourceful Zulu nation. Then there are those wealthy missionaries and the Saltwoods who joined the masses into order to influence wars.
The Covenant is a masterly novel based on the epic tales of ministers, adventures and scoundrels f South Africa. It is a story about the worst and the best of the two continents, who made an empire out of immense wilderness everywhere. You will love this epic novel by Michener for what it is.