Praise for A Dance Called Africa
“A very visual and fast-moving story of historical characters and events, starting with the great Zulu warrior, Shaka … A great read with some travelogue and history as well.” Amazon Customer
A Dance Called Africa
South Africa 1798
A moment in time is all it takes… to turn fear into defiance …and a brutalised ten-year-year old into the warlord of the future.
Time passes. When the young Shaka of the Zulus publicly defies his powerful father, all hell breaks loose and people run in terror. Only one small figure shows no fear; Langani, the four-year old who loves to dance.
Coincidence…. natural phenonoma…or something else?
Shaka’s rise to power is rapid, his solutions brutal. He rules the Kingdom of the Zulus with iron and fire. Feared and hated in equal measure, he has no equal. Langani is now a mystical prophet with powers of a very different kind. When they meet again during the trial of a notorious witch, it is clear Shaka hates the occult.
Should Langan reveal who he is – or remain in the shadows?
The diviner has another secret – one he doesn’t intend to share… the arrival of the red-haired boy with blue eyes destined to play a vital part in what is about to unfold in the kingdom of the Zulus.
Who is he? And just what is his powerful connection to King Shaka?
In the riveting climax to A DANCE CALLED AFRICA three very different entities face each other across the divide. The elusive Langani with fire at his fingertips and the power to see into the future: Francis Farewell and Henry Fynn with their guns, medicines and ‘white man’s magic’ – and Shaka ‘ the Lord of the World’ himself who can obliterate them all with a snap of his fingers.