A brilliant Victorian adventure set in the Zulu wars in South Africa, introducing series character George Hart: Part British. Part Zulu. All warrior.
GEORGE HART just wants to serve his Queen and honour his family. It s not that simple.
He doesn t know his father, only that he s a pillar of the Establishment. His beloved mother is half Irish, half Zulu.
In a Victorian society rife with racism and prejudice, George s dark skin spells trouble to his regimental commander.
But George has soldiering in his blood the only question is what he s really fighting for: ancestry or Empire. In the heat of battle he must decide . . .
Gems like this are too rare. I was hooked in ten pages. - Conn Iggulden
Saul David has already shown himself to be a first-rate historian, now he proves to be a masterly story-teller. ZULU HART left me wanting more...much more - Bernard Cornwell
David is a popular historian with a rare talent for turning a history lesson into a rattling good yarn. This is an unashamed crowd-pleaser with a compelling, sexy hero who could give Cornwell's Sharpe a run for his money. - The Times
A Victorian adventure as big as the veldt and chewier than buffalo biltong . . . real figures of the period are endowed with motive, intent and dialogue that may be fictitious but are entirely convincing - Sunday Telegraph
For a well-established historian of the Victorian army, turning one's hand from non-fiction to fiction is no easy matter. Saul David, however, crosses that bridge highly competently. This is a fast-moving and succinct account of the machinations and betrayals that surrounded that fateful day in 1879. - Daily Mail
David's novel is brimming with interesting historical detail, and where his portraits are of actual historical figures, they convince totally. It is an informative and likeable read - Literary Review
David knows his stuff, historically, and there is much to admire in his evocation of 19th Century warfare - Mail on Sunday
The details of the l879 campaign are superbly laid out, and this is a real education - Daily Telegraph
Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and the author of several critically-acclaimed history books, including The Indian Mutiny: 1857 'shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature', Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 'a Waterstone's Military History Book of the Year' and, most recently, Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire.
An experienced broadcaster, Saul David has presented and appeared in history programmes for all the major TV channels and is a regular contributor to Radio 4.
Visit Saul's website at www.sauldavid.co.uk.