Hine and the Tohunga Portal is a fast-paced fantasy adventure. Hine and her brother, Hōhepa, unwittingly step through a portal into an ancient realm inhabited by the atua Māori (Māori deities), Kea bird tribes, patupaiarehe (fairy people), moa and giant eagles.
This world is in turmoil as evil sorcerer Kae has built a cursed army and intends to rule this world and everything in it. He sees the opportunity to dominate the modern world as well, by kidnapping Hōhepa and using his life force to reopen the portal between the worlds.
This sets Hine on a quest to learn ancient knowledge from the goddesses Hineteiwaiwa and Mahuika and her ancestors, find the medicine to revoke the curse on the warriors and gain the support of the Kea and patupaiarehe to fight Kae and rescue Hōhepa.
August 31, 2021
138 x 210 mm
ISBN (Soft Cover)
"Hine and the Tohunga Portal is an absolute joy. The adventure bursts out of every page, the world-building is incredible and legendary te ao Māori brought vividly to life. I could not put it down and wondered what might be lurking through the mists of Aotearoa's time and space."
"Think of magical creatures, both good and evil, and people with amazing superpowers. Imagine the bonds of family back through generations of wisdom and love. Add skeleton warriors, multiple taniwha the size of a bus and Kea who make their own armour."
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