by Bali Rai - £7.99 Random House Children's Books (2010)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780552556019 | ISBN 10: 0552556017
It's 1919 and Amritsar is a city on the brink of rebellion. Riots, violence and tension spill onto the streets...
Bissen Singh fought bravely for the British Empire during World War One. Now he waits patiently for news from England.
Gurdial, a young orphan, is desperate to marry Sohni, the daughter of a rich and evil man.
And Jeevan, Gurdial's oldest friend, is swept up in the revolution and changing beyond all recognition.
Bissen, Gurdial and Jeevan are looking to the future whilst trying to escape ghosts from the past. But as the fight for Amritsar reaches a terrifying climax, their lives will be changed for ever.
An epic story of love and life, war and death from multi-award-winning author Bali Rai.
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