This graphic novel is about Meariki, a slave who serves a chief’s only daughter, Hineamuru. When Hineamuru is abducted by a warlock, Meariki and Pēhi, a young warrior and Hineamuru’s lover, go on a hazardous journey to rescue Hineamuru. Pēhi is brave but arrogant, while Meariki is clever and resourceful, and the journey’s success rests on her. During the adventure, Pēhi and Meariki uncover hidden truths, and Meariki realises that in saving Hineamuru, her own true destiny will be revealed.
This is the Māori language version of Meariki: The Quest for Truth.
This is part of the Matawehi Fables/Ngā Waituhi o Matawehi. Another title is also available in English, Arohanui: The Revenge of the Fey, and in Māori, Arohanui: Te Utu a Ngai Parehe.
52 page softcover Huia Publishing
by Helen Pearse-Otene, Andrew Burdan (Illustrator)