Naupaka

A historical fiction and magical realism series that features an array of intercultural and compelling characters—from the surgeon protagonist to women pirates and Hawaiian magicians—that meet in a sizzling, historical context. If you like exotic locales, cringe-worthy explorations of early 19th-century medicine, and engaging, subtle fantasy, then you’ll love this page-turning new series.

 

A French surgeon arrives on the shores of Hawaii in 1827. While figuring out how to navigate a culture strange to him, he must also convince the queen not to force him and the French Catholics he arrived with off the island.

 

A boy witnesses a heart-wrenching spectacle in 1821.

Its images follow him into manhood as he must face his trauma by doing the one thing he swore he'd never do.

 


 

 

A young French surgeon decides to follow the natives that captured his missionary friend into the depths of the Hawaiian island of O'ahu. He becomes witness to an ancient ritual that may cost him his friend's life—or worse.

 

 

 

A young Frenchman is forced to marry an elder woman. When he finally comes to care for her, he finds notes signed with a black lily—proof his wife is actively involved in the French Revolution. He flees, but the lily—and its fate—follows him.