Riders in the Night (Paperback)
This tale of war is filled with true tales of vibrant historical characters and is written very much from the Boer Perspective, including accurate detail of the use of Concentration Camps by the British militia.
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‘Riders in the Night’ covers the Anglo-Boer War, and whilst a fictional adventure, follows the actual history of Boer fighters in the field of war. This novel is brought to life with the prophesies told by Siener Nicolaas Van Rensburg during this time and the extracts from the war diaries of a young British soldier through his sojourn in South Africa.
The story begins with Jan Breede, a young Afrikaner, returning to his homeland after hunting elephant in the Zambezi Valley. However, his return was cut short after being captured and imprisoned by British Militia before being released without his belongings and earnings from his hunting forays. This leads Jan to journey into the South African interior, where he joins forces with the enigmatic Umbani, a young Zulu warrior, who is skilled in the art of the Isangoma. Together, the two men thrust into the madness of war and bear witness to the indescribable cruelty of Lord Kitchener’s Scorched Earth Policy. Meanwhile, Anne Burnett travels to the war-torn country to serve as a volunteer nurse, little expecting to lose her heart to the magnificence of Africa and later to the young Afrikaner, Jan Brede.
Overall, this novel captures the true tales of vibrant historical characters, while immersing the reader into a captivating tale of war and hope. It is written very much from the Boer Perspective, including accurate detail of the use of Concentration Camps by the British Militia and includes commissioned artworks that immerse you into what was seen during this significant time period.
Paperback type: Soft Cover
Publication Year: 2005
Number of Chapters: 27
Number of Pages: 308 Pages