Author(s): David Hair
For Matiu Douglas, apprentice tohunga, the ultimate test of his skill, courage and magical prowess awaits. Hine-nui-te-po, Goddess of Death, is calling and from all across Aotearoa, those who dream of power and immortality are gathering for the struggle.
Mat and his friends must face old enemies and new as they seek to prevent the destruction of a city and the inexorable rise of evil. To succeed will bring immortality, power and the love of the goddess. To fail is to die, and doom the land.
Return to Aotearoa, where past, present, myth and magic dwell together in one timeless, unforgettable place.
David Hair lives in Wellington having returned home after nearly four years in India. He is the author of THE BONE TIKI (winner of Best First Book at the 2010 NZ Post Children's Book Awards) and its three sequels. He is also the author of the Return of Ravana teen fantasy series set in India.