Hard copy of this historical novel. While growing up on a farm in New England, Zachary Bower does not have much time to Play. But when he is not doing chores and learning to read and write, he happily reenacts the glory of his brother’s stories fighting the British during the War of Independence.
After his mother tragically dies in 1789, Zachary’s uncle invites him on his next
expedition at sea. As the thirteen-year-old boy heads to sea in his uncle’s barque, he
becomes a competent seaman while enduring the rounding of Cape Horn and sailing
to Spanish California. After Zachary is separated from his ship and injected into the
crew of a Hawaii-bound schooner, the vessel is attacked soon after arriving off Maui,
leaving Zachary and one other crewman as the only survivors. It is 1790 when Zachary,
the schooner, and its weapons are acquired by Kamehameha. As Zachary eventually transforms into a Kamehameha warrior, he becomes immersed in fierce battles like the ones that once enveloped his childhood imagination. But will he survive his new reality?