Lava: A Historical Novel of Haunted Hawaii
1800's Hawaii - a young Portuguese sailor, wrongfully cast into the sea by his shipmates, is left for dead. Floating ashore onto the Big Island of Hawaii, Jonah Pessoa finds himself enmeshed in the brutal tribal warfare which is engulfing the island. A forbidden love, an ancient prophecy, and his own inner conflict (between belief in the primeval gods of Hawaii and belief in the Christian God) play out in the troubled life of the orphaned young man, living and fighting amongst a people foreign to him. A massive volcanic eruption tips the balance of power, culminating in a final battle which pits the young outcast and his pregnant bride against the very man who once saved his life. The cruel slaughter which ensues puts an end to the warfare, terminating any hope of a continuing bloodline which might challenge the mighty King Kamehameha...or did it? Never found among the slain bodies was the half-breed child which royal princess Lilena carried within her, the daughter which Jonah Pessoa fought so desperately to preserve. This historically accurate novel also serves to explain the causes of the paranormal activities which still erupt on the Big Island, from the royal heiau at Puu Kohala to the secret caves which pocket the lava strewn coast of the Puna district, considered to be one of the most haunted, or forbidden, areas of the Big Island.