This is the story of two families – branches of the Solomons – transported to an alien land, both of whom eventually grow rich and powerful but who, through three generations, never for one moment relinquish their hatred for each other. It is also the story of our country from the beginning until we came of age as a nation.
I have learned a great deal about Australia and those things which concern us as a people and make us, in many ways, who we are today. To write this book, I visited Gallipoli and came away deeply saddened by the terrible waste of our young blood. We would never be quite the same again. It has been a grand adventure and I hope that you will find Solomon's Song a good and powerful story. No writer can possibly hope for more.
'Rest in peace Ikey Solomon and thank you, Bryce Courtenay, for concluding your absorbing trilogy on such a stirring note.' Canberra Times
'Courtenay superbly manages to put the reader in the thick of the bloody battles that took so many young lives in Turkey … Hard to put down.' Daily Telegraph