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Basingstoke writer’s African adventure inspires book

Added: (Sat Feb 18 2023)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Globetrotting Basingstoke author David Pratt has used his own travels in Africa as the inspiration for his latest five-star rated novel.
The 38-year-old, who works by day as a food reduction officer, has already built up a loyal following with his gripping novels over the past six or seven years.
From his remarkable pre-history stories, Bladefoot and Bladefoot Evolved to his edge-of-the-seat underworld thrillers, The Black Mamba and Shadow of the Black Mamba, David has established himself as a must-read writer.
But for his latest novel, African Sun Rising, he has branched off into a genre he knows only too well - travel adventure.
David explained: “This story is based on my own experiences in Southern Africa, and follows the exciting, and unforgettable adventure of Benjamin Frost as he canoes down the Zulu river.
“Frost has returned to the Dark Continent to volunteer as a conservationist for African wildlife and wildernesses over a three-month-period.
“At the same time, he wishes to find closure to the hardship he endured during his first assignment in South Africa 13 years before.”
David used his fascination with pre-history and dinosaurs for his first two books, which attracted a string of five-star reviews from the critics.
And he is now using his travels across Africa as well as an in-depth knowledge of natural history to help bring Frost’s adventures to life in African Sun Rising.
His latest book has been described by reviewers as ‘an exhilarating tale’, ‘a very good read’, and ‘full of twists and turns’.
David, who is a graduate of Sparsholt College near Winchester, added: “As Frost canoes down the Zulu river with his team-mates, they stop at three game reserves.
“Their bushveld expedition brings them close to dangerous predators and unpredictable herbivores.
“The charismatic cast of characters brings vitality to their long journey.
“And as Frost gets closer to the end of his trip, his love for wildlife and wilderness grows stronger.
“His heart clearly belongs in Africa, with a wonderful conclusion which dramatically shapes his future.”
Although most of David’s own reading material is academic, he admits Michael Crichton and Frederick Forsyth have been inspirational.
For more information visit Amazon and search for David Pratt, where the Kindle and paperback versions of African Sun Rising are available.

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