A novel for young adults: Haki needs to find the pounamu that was stolen from him after a car crash. In his search he must confront his fears and find a way to answer the challenge to serve his people, his land, to fight a taniwha and to grow, ultimately becoming a warrior.
Tim Tipene has written several books for children and received a Picture Book Honour Award in the 2006 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults with Haere, Farewell Jack Farewell. Tim is the leader of the Kura Toa/Warrior Kids warrior training programme for at-risk young people. He lives in Waitakere City and has two children.