Adventurers, scoundrels and missionaries. The best and worst of two continents carve an empire out of the vast wilderness that is to become South Africa. For hundreds of years, their rivalries and passions spill across the land. From the first Afrikaners to the powerful Zulu nation, and the missionaries who lived with both--all of them will influence and take part in the wars and politics that will change a nation forever. THE COVENANT: generations of people who forge a new world in a story of adventure and heroism, love and loyalty, cruelty and betrayal.
A fast-paced saga weaves fact and fiction in a journey through fifteen thousand years of South African history, focusing on Willem van Doorn and ten generations of his descendants as they live through the region's endless racial conflicts.