THE SHIP OF FLAME by William S. Stone

THE SHIP OF FLAME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A saga of the Tahiti of a thousand years ago, as told by Tetua -- last of the island bards -- which moves back to a land of ghosts and gods and human sacrifice, and a childlike, pagan people of infinite imagination. This is the story of Rata, the young prince, great in stature and strength, as he goes out to avenge his father's death in the of the giant clam who fed on men and ships. Sailing to find the clam on the Ship of Flame, the gift of elves, Rata destroys the monster and returns to reign with his love, Turia.

Publisher: Knopf