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Sons of Natal

By Ian Carr

1879. British Natal stands on the brink of the Anglo-Zulu war.

The British High Commissioner is seeking to provoke the native Zulus into rising up against the British invaders, to start a war which will give the British an excuse to rule the whole of southern Africa.

Edmund Wade is unemployed, and so, when he is offered the chance to lead a dangerous military mission, he has no choice but to accept.

The newly-promoted captain is sent with a rag-tag contingent of redcoats to recover a haul of stolen rifles before they fall into the Zulu king’s hands, arming him for the coming conflict.

But the stolen rifles are just the beginning. The captain starts to uncover a conspiracy which cuts to the heart of the British colonial establishment…

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