The Night Fishermen
- Jeff Williams -
This is a beautifully woven tale of changing, violent times seen through the eyes of the hirama – the night fishermen – and their warrior tribe, the Toa people of Kawhia Harbour and Kapiti Island. Set in the early years of 19th century Aotearoa (New Zealand), this story cleverly pulls a great variety of historical strands together to create a deeply spiritual tale.
Read it carefully, for what you will probably think is fiction, may be fact. What you swear is fact, may well be fiction. It is extremely hard to fathom which is which. It is, however, much more… you are quickly, and magically, drawn into this different world of courage, spirituality and wizardry, and that other ‘real’ dimension is complex, amazing and healing.
This book is a gift of the ancestors, an opening of the three sacred baskets of knowledge of the creator god Io, the return of our souls to the true history and spirit of the islands of the Double Sea.
At over 435,000 words and with a comprehensive 160 page glossary it is a rival to Tolstoy's 'War & Peace' in size and intensity. Stupendous!