Daughters of Fire

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Daughters of Fire

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by Tom Peek

paperback, 528 pp
6" x 9"

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A multicultural adventure set amid the beauty, volcanic power, and cultural tensions of Hawai'i. A visiting astronomer falls in love with a Hawaiian anthropologist who guides him into a Polynesian world of volcanoes, gods, and revered ancestors. The lovers get caught up in murder and intrigue as developers and politicians try to conceal that a long-dormant volcano is rumbling back to life above the hotel-laden Kona coast. The anthropologist joins with an aging seer and a young activist, and these Hawaiian women summon their deepest traditions to confront the latest extravagant resort as the eruption and murder expose deep rifts in paradise.

REVIEWS:

"One highly recommended thrill ride of a book."Huffington Post

"An engaging saga of suspense, crafted with a deep understanding and appreciation for Hawaii's unique history and culture." Midwest Book Review
 
 "Set on the island of Hawaii, Daughters of Fire keenly captures the boiling point of long-simmering tensions between traditional lifestyles and Western development." - Jeanne Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle 
 
"Places come alive for the reader on every page of this taut, deftly constructed novel. . . . Peek is a storyteller extraordinaire, cut from an older cloth seldom seen today." - Susan Y. Najita, The Contemporary Pacific
 
"This is a book about power and justice . . . one of the most factually aware novels I've come across." - Anthony Pignataro, Maui Time Weekly
 
"Tom Peek's understanding of place, culture, and current issues is deep and respectful . . . this is a terrific read." - Maile Meyer, founder of Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii
 
"A page-turning thriller on the surface, a deep meditation on culture one level down, a spiritual tour-de-force at the core." - Arthur Rosenfeld, tai chi master, television host and novelist
 
"Tom Peek has lived a life worthy of Melville, Twain and Stevenson. . . . The book, with multiple plotlines . . . has drawn comparisons to Michener's Hawaii." - John Burnett, Hawaii Tribune-Herald  
 
"An epic tale . . . steeped in culture, mythology, and spirituality." - Misty-Lynn Sanico, HawaiiReads.com
 
"Tight, gripping drama that exalts the power and mystery of nature over the supremacy of man." - Nelson Ho, past chair, Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter