How far must a man go to prove he is not a coward?
British guardsman Harry Feversham stuns his friends when, just before he is scheduled to ship off to the Sudan, he quits his regiment. In shocked retaliation for this dastardly act of cowardice, Harry is presented with four feathers: one from each of his three closest regimental friends and the fourth-and the most devastating-from his fiance'.
Determined to prove his bravery-and to clear his name- Harry embarks for the Sudan. In search of service...and of honor.
The book that the Heath Ledger movie is based on, this story is a great adventure into the heart of the desert and the heart of a man trying to regain his honor. Harry Feversham resigns his comission rather than face death in the Sudan, but he is sent four feathers branding him a coward including one from the woman he loves. He then follows his regiment to Africa to regain his honor.