Child of Storm

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Child of Storm
Child of Storm 3rd ed frontispiece.jpg
Frontispiece to the 1913 third edition
Author H. Rider Haggard
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Allan Quatermain Series
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Preceded by Marie
Followed by Finished

Child of Storm is a 1913 novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain. The plot is set in 1854-56 and concerns Quatermain hunting in Zululand and getting involved with Mameema, a beautiful African girl who causes great turmoil in the Zulu kingdom.

The novel is the second in a trilogy by Haggard involving the collapse of the Zulu kingdom and featuring the dwarf Zikali. The first book is Marie, and the third, Finished.

The story takes place against the real life struggle between Cetshwayo and Umbelazi, the two sons of the Zulu king Mpande (called "Panda" in the novel). The events culminate in the Battle of Ndondakusuka (here called the "Battle of the Tugela") in 1856. Real life people such as Panda, Cetshwayo, and John Robert Dunn appear as characters.

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