In late 19th c., Hawaiian here, John Tana settles on the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian Kingdom, hoping he escaped danger. Sugar plantations are pushing aside indigenous Hawaiians replacing them with Chinese. John's martial arts prove very useful. Kauai's sharp mountain peaks are swirled in clouds, rainbows dart in the sky, waterfalls plunge, distant pounding surf sounds like gods talking. Omens and old beliefs in gods and kahunas are slow to die. John struggles to convince his wife to reject beliefs that curses can kill. A boar hunt brings tragedy. This wild tropical world is frightening.
Book three of the John Tana trilogy: John and his young family have settled onto their farming compound on the north shore of Kauai island. It is the late 1800's a time of ruthless expansion of sugar plantations which threaten native Hawaiian water rights and the existence of the Hawaiian monarchy and sovereignty. Hawaiians seem divided: some try to survive...
This latest book by Bill Fernandez is an adventure tale of old Hawaii. The story is about Hawaiians trying to keep control of ancestral lands and fighting against the big money interests that want to strip them of their ownership at any cost! Another great book by Bill Fernandez.
The latest book from Bill Fernandez will not disappoint! This book covers the Kamehameha wars that "united" all of the islands. The influence of the newcomers and their modern weapons have a devastating impact on traditional Hawaiian warfare!