SHORTLISTED FOR 2021 YOUNG ADULT FICTION AWARD, NZ BOOK AWARDS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULT
Long ago, Tangaloa cast a fiery net upon the waters and drew forth the ocean's might in the crashing waves and surging tides that speak to Masina the moon. In Fire s Caress the story continues with the next generation of Telesa.
NZ Book Awards wrote "Lani Wendt Young brings her characteristic linguistic flair and talent for narrative pacing to this return to the Telesā world. Fire’s Caress is a novel of brilliant collision as the roiling, arcane powers of Sāmoa’s mythological past confront modern-day corporate hegemony. Global themes of environmentalism, neocolonial resistance, and the vitality of traditional stories are embodied in deftly written characters, who crackle with intensity and life."
Young Adult Fiction
Lani Wendt Young