Ql696p2367w35 2006

333.95'8864 —dc22 2005034290

British Cataloguing-in-Publication data available.

For the sake of consistency, the diacritical marks in 'alalahave been standardized in historical quotations and elsewhere throughout the text.

Printed on recycled, acid-free paper ®

Design by David Bullen Design

Manufactured in the United States of America 10 987654321

To my dearest Noelle, my wonderful William, and my adorable Anna contents

Prologue 1

Part I: Beginning in Deep Darkness

1. Mountain of Emerald Light 13

2. In the Beginning 21

3. Captain Cook 27

4. For Love of the Gods 33

5. Paniolo, HokU, and Mahoa 41

6. Searching for the 'AlalA 44

7. The Raven-Warrior 53

8. Abundance and Loss 60

9. 'Umi's Children 70

Part II: Night Dawning Yesterday

10. Escape to Captivity 81

11. Mountain of Sorrow 90

12. Barbara Churchill Lee 105

13. The Bird Catcher 122

14. Scientists to the Rescue 127

15. kapu 140

16. Yahoo! 148

17. Helicopter Dreams 158

18. Ali'i neo 164

19. Guardian Spirits 173

Part III: Last Light

21. A Cruel Kindness 185

22. Dead Ravens Flying 193

23. The 'AlalA from Hell 196

24. Regrets 203

25. Heart of Koa 207

26. Kahuna 'AlalA 214

27. Broken Home 224

28. Quagmire 238

29. Last Light 243 Epilogue 245

Acknowledgments 251

Notes 253

Index 285

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