Category: New Zealand Historical Fiction

For Want of a Shilling – Synopsis

The mysterious Russian invasion hoax that shook colonial New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand, 1873, under cover of darkness, the Russian warship, Petropavlovsk, creep’s unseen into a quiet bay and sends six men ashore. Their mission is simple – covertly gather vital information on Wellington’s defences. Disaster strikes when a marine deliberately shoots and kills two […]

The Breath of God Synopsis

How one man’s faith led his people to war. In early 1860’s, New Zealand, the beautiful region of Taranaki is engulfed in a brutal land war. Continuing with its unpopular policy, the New Zealand government, bolstered by British soldiers, seeks punitive and severe action against rebel Maori called ‘Kingites’ who openly resist the Government’s determined […]

Boundary Synopsis

Author: Paul W. Feenstra Genre: New ZealandHistorical Fiction Word Count: 106k Will justice prevail over greed and ruthless ambition? July 1839, without the permission of the English Government, the New Zealand Company ship, Tory, quietly departed England, anxious to reach New Zealand with the utmost speed. Expedition leader, Colonel William Wakefield’s objective is clear – […]

For Want of a Shilling

The mysterious Russian invasion hoax that shook colonial New Zealand  Wellington, New Zealand, 1873, under cover of darkness, the Russian warship, Petropavlovsk, creep’s unseen into a quiet bay and sends six men ashore. Their mission is simple – covertly gather vital information on Wellington’s defences. Disaster strikes when a marine deliberately shoots and kills two innocent […]