A vivid and passionate saga, meticulously researched and set against the tumultuous background of Zululand and the Zulu War of 1879.
From the moment John Lockley saves the Zulu boy, Darlengi, from drowning they almost believe they are true brothers; born on the same day, never knowing their mothers, they spend their formative years together sharing a deep and abiding love for their country of South Africa. But when loves intervenes in the young men's lives, tragedy appears, and all they hold dear is threatened as they fight to maintain a relationship across cultures and a deeply divided nation.
Joy Chambers utilised her love of history by beginning to write historical novels during her successful acting career in Australia. Over a dozen years on she continues to tell her stories and combines her writing with her business life as chairman of a group of companies owned along with her husband. Joy says, 'My life is in the entertainment business. A skilfully written book can be read on many levels but it should always entertain... I attempt to do that.'