Rodney St Clair Ballenden was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1947. In lieu of an academic career he travelled extensively through Europe, the United Sates of America and Greece. He married Colleen and returned to South Africa to farm, but the call of the wild drew him into a hermit existence placing him in extreme situations exposed to danger and the vagaries of storm and wind. From his observations on man's relationship with the wilderness he began to write, and the four book series, Son of Xanos, is the result.
Rodney now lives in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.
To be the hunter she feels within her Loren Packard first has to kill and kill at close range. She does so. He stands proud and magnificent in the mountains of his domain, supreme amongst his band. She hears him breathe. She sees him blink. But what she does not see is the arrow of deceit she draws into her family life as the Bighorn ram she hits runs mortally wounded into the fog.
Published: July 7, 2015.
Screenplays » Drama
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