Ghosts of Parihaka (Aotearoa #5)
They say the past is another country. Some people can go there. It hasn't been an easy time for Matiu Douglas, magical adept. One of his friends is now a ghost, his enemies have stolen the Treaty of Waitangi, he can't date the girl he really likes and he keeps getting unwanted marriage proposals from a dangerous, centuries-old tohunga's daughter. But when his best friend, Riki, is snatched into the ghost-world of Aotearoa during a school trip, Mat has to put all his other worries aside and act fast. For Riki vanished at Parihaka, scene of one of the darkest acts from New Zealand's colonial past, and in Aotearoa such places are deadly dangerous. Award-winning author David Hair takes you back to Aotearoa, where people from our past rub shoulders with beings of myth and legend, and you never know who or what lies in wait.
David Hair lives in Wellington having returned home after nearly four years in India. He is the author of THE BONE TIKI (winner of Best First Book at the 2010 NZ Post Children's Book Awards) and its three sequels. He is also the author of the Return of Ravana teen fantasy series set in India.