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.