Earth Dragon, Fire Hare
The conflict in Malaysia during and after World War Two, as seen from the perspectives of a Kiwi soldier (Peter) and a Chinese Malay freedom fighter (Ng). Against a background of culture clash and political and individual conflicts, two young men are drawn inexorably together as victims and products of the Malay conflict. Will events or their deeper selves guide them when their backs are against the wall? An action-packed, compelling, and ultimately moving book about a war that in which New Zealand participated, but which has not been written about.
Finalist for LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award 2013
Finalist Young Adult Fiction
New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2013
Ken Catran is a scriptwriter and author of television series and more than fifty books. He has won ten writing awards. He and his partner, Wendy, live in South Canterbury and are owned by two cats.