Soon he finds himself leading an expedition into unexplored territory, which turns out to be far more dangerous than anyone had imagined. Through tribal wars, animal attacks and near starvation the group ventures on. Little do they know that the biggest danger still lies ahead.
When his brother bet him five shillings that he could not write a novel half as good as Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island', H. Rider Haggard wrote 'King Solomon's Mines', and it became the best-selling novel of the year. It has been adapted to film and TV numerous times, even seeing Patrick Swayze as Quartermain.