The Curse of Magdala

Col. Ashutosh Kale



“Break the chains!” were the cryptic orders of Queen Victoria Empress of India. In December 1867, a force set sail from Bombay, under Lt Gen Sir Robert Napier OBE, to bring to heel the Ethiopian Emperor Twedros and subjugate his Abyssinian Empire. The Abyssinian Campaign, involving the greatest force to sail under the British Empire, led to death, desecration and loot. The looted ancient treasures ended up in England, in Museums and private collections.

One of the Regiments brings back a processional Cross from the Church at Magdala. The Cross has a Curse linked to it.

What starts as an innocent interest, turns into a sinister quest. Vikram’s great grandfather had taken part in the campaign into Abyssinia. Catherine is the granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, the world-famous champion of Ethiopian rights; Aferwork has a blood line connected to the concubine of Emperor Twedros II.

Will the sons continue to pay for their forefathers or will the three friends find the answer to stop the horror?

About the Author

Col Ashutosh Kale is an ex-Army officer, a best-selling author, a naturalist and a motivational speaker. His writings drawn from his vast experience in the Army and in the United Nations while serving in the Horn of Africa, reflect his exposure to multicultural ethnicity and ideologies. His works have been published in magazines and periodicals. His last novel, The Tryst With Destiny- Abhikrama, a saga of the bravery, patriotism, interspersed with political games based on actual events is poignant and stirring. He lives in Mumbai with his Wife Jayashree and two children Akshata and Jyotiraditya. Ashutosh loves to connect with his readers on

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Language English
No of pages 232
Book Publisher Vishwakarma Publications
Published Date 16 Feb 2022

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