Saul David has already shown himself to be a first-rate historian, now he proves to be a masterly story-teller - Bernard Cornwell
Bullied for his dark skin and lack of a father, George Hart soon learns to fight – and win. At 18, his world is shaken by his mother’s revelation that his anonymous father is willing to give him an inheritance – provided he can prove himself worthy. At a time when racism and prejudice are rife, Hart struggles to come to terms with his identity. Forced to leave the army, he decides to head to South Africa. But he has soldiering in his blood, and once in Africa the urge to serve again is strong. Yet now he is caught between two unyielding forces as Britain drives towards war with the Zulus. Hart must make a choice – and fight for his life.