Ven BegamudrĂ© was born in Bangalore, India, in 1956 and emigrated to Canada with his family when he was six. In addition to short stories and novels, BegamudrĂ© has written a biography, and has edited or co-edited a couple of literary collections. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan and the island of Bali.
Killed by a sharpshooter at the Battle of Queenston Heights, Isaac Brock is revered as a fallen hero and the saviour of Upper Canada in the War of 1812. But he did much more. From a daring swim off the Channel Island of Guernsey to a fantastical duel in Barbados to Horatio Nelsonâ€™s victory at the Battle of Copenhagen, Isaac Brockâ€™s life was one adventure after another.