Daughters of Fire

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ISBN: 9780982165621

Daughters of Fire picks up Hawai‘i’s stories where James Michener left off. This book tells the story of three Hawaiian women—an activist, an anthropologist, and an aging seer—call forth their deepest traditions to confront an extravagant resort development. A visiting astronomer stumbles into their world, falls in love with the anthropologist, and enters a Polynesian realm of volcanoes, gods, and revered ancestors. But a murder on the lava and an impending eruption expose deep rifts in paradise.


Written by Tom Peek


paperback   |   494 pages   |   6" x 9"   |   B&W



“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