H. Rider Haggard was an English novelist and Victorian writer of African frontier adventure novels. He initiated many of the now common themes of the lost civilization and lost continent, including the ancient magic and curses, secret chambers and mysticism. Together with Arthur Conan Doyle, Haggard is considered as one of the founders of Lost World literary genre.
In 1836 was the increasing of the hatred and suspicion between the Government of the Motherland and its Dutch nationals. Slaves became free and their differences led to unrest in the Cape Colony, Boers rushed in search of new places of settlement in the unexplored, inhabited by wild tribes of the north.
The author described that bloody time – he told about the Great Migration and tragedies which followed it… Read it till the end to know the whole story!