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Through Wai-nani's eyes,experience the Hawaiian society as it existed when Captain James Cook arrivedat Kealakekua Bay in 1779; ride the billowing seas withEku, the wild dolphinshe befriends; learn why sheloved the savage, conflicted ruler, Makaha; walk with her asshe defies ancient laws and harsh taboos of the Island people;share the love she received from all who knew her and learn how sherose to become the most powerful woman in old Hawai'i.
Linda Ballou weaves legends of old Hawai'i and an evocative love story into a poetic rendering of the people of Old. . Be transported into ancient Hawai'i. Feel present in the lives of royals and learn the secrets of the mysterious Polynesian culture that called for human sacrifice. The story is told through the eyes of Wai-nani, a fiercely passionate, free-spirited woman who takes the reader on a seductive journey. Ballou delivers vivid imagery, historical detail, emotional impact, tragedy and triumph amidst the sensual beauty of the Islands.