Four generations of Greystoke!
Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy under Siege by Ralph N Laughtin and Ann E Johnson
The Tarzan legacy continues!
First of all, this isn’t your father’s Tarzan. Although based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the family continues past the characters in the Tarzan series. Once you understand that, you can fully enjoy this book.
In this book, the fourth generation of the Greystoke family faces the perils of the vast jungle. Tarzan’s great-grandson, Jon Greystoke, is following a different path from that of his forebears.
As a child of seven, he had a terrifying experience with a lion. I not for his father, Jackie and his grandfather, Korak, he would have died. And indeed if not for Tarzan himself, they might have all died or at least suffered serious injury.
This prompts Jon’s mother to state that Jon would never come to Africa again. After her death in a car crash, Jon did return a few times, but he never wanted any part of the jungle. He preferred to work with the family business, The Greystoke Trust, with holding worldwide. Jackie had been running the show with frequent trips home to Africa until the car wreck put him in a wheelchair.
Then everything goes to hell in a hand basket. Jon is returning to Africa on family business when his plane is shot down. The Greystoke compound is overrun and nigh destroyed by mercenaries. Back in England, Jackie Greystoke is drawn into court with alleged business practices that are tantamount to treason against the Crown!
Now, Jon is lost in the Jungle along with his grandmother, Merriam, Tarzan and Jane are missing, and Jackie is in prison. An old enemy has reared his ugly head after all these years, and it will take all of the Greystoke family to put their enemy down for good.
It’s different from most Tarzan stories, but it does grow on you. I give the book four stars…
Quoth the Raven…