Follow the fortunes of two families - their triumphs and disasters, losses and discoveries - in this enthralling novel by a bestselling author. A family boards a ship bound for New Zealand. What will they find there? Tests lie ahead - war, earthquakes, protest marches, brushes with death. And so do some thrilling discoveries . . . Master storyteller David Hill traces the fortunes of two New Zealand families, through seven generations and over 130 years of fast-flowing change, in this exciting and richly rewarding novel for intermediate readers.