The Scourge of the Kaiserbird
In 1906 while the Namas, indigenous first people of Namibia, were engaged in a war with the German colonial Schutztruppe, the Luchtensteins, an immigrant family, arrived by ship in Lüderitzbucht. They then left by ox wagon to a new home, three hundred kilometres into the interior. Ahead of them lay the treacherous sands of the Namib Desert; thirst searing heat, freezing nights, the fury of the desert wind, wild animals - and the enemy.
A nama commando led by Cornelius Fredericks, son-in-law of Hendrik Witbooi, attachs them but Cornelius allows them to escape unharmed only to fall victim himself to his enemies. A strong bond develops between young Ernst Luchtenstein and the captured Nama captain, Cornelius Fredricks....