It's 1857 in India, and Alex Sheridan, commanding a scratch cavalry force of civilian volunteers, unemployed officers and loyal Indian soldiers, knows these words are not meant for English ears. The Sepoys, native soldiers serving in the British army, are massing in response to a prophecy predicting the end of the reign of the British East India Company. Will they vanquish the unsuspecting British they have served for nearly a century?
V A Stuart wrote several series of military fiction and numerous other novels under various pseudonyms. Her settings span history and the globe, from the Napoleonic wars of Europe to India under the British Raj. Born in 1914, she was in Burma with the British Fourteenth Army, became a lieutenant, and was decorated with the Burma Star and the Pacific Star.