In the bestselling Kitty, we met Kitty Carlisle, despatched in disgrace to the colonies where she met and fell in love with Rian Farrell, the aloof, gun-running captain of the Katipo. Now four years on, Kitty has married Rian, and they've been sailing the high seas, trading both legal and illegal goods around the world. Returning to the Bay of Islands in 1845 when Hone Heke's just chopped down the flagpole they find themselves in the midst of a bloody affray. Kitty becomes a prisoner of Heke's nemesis, the great warrior Tamati Waka Nene. As the action swirls around them, Kitty and Rian must battle to be reunited as they watch friends and allies succumb to the madness of war.
Deborah Challinor is a freelance writer and historian living in Hamilton, and is author of the much-loved saga: Tamar, White Feathers and Blue Smoke, number one bestsellers Union Belle and Kitty, and non fiction titles Who'll Stop the Rain? and Grey Ghosts. Her fifties historical romance Fire is currently in production.