By the 1700s, the Aborigine people have lived in harmony with the land in Australia for sixty thousand years.
But now, ghost-ships are arriving, their very existence is threatened by a terrifying white invasion.When Jonathan Cadwallader leaves Cornwall to sail on the Endeavour, he leaves behind his sweetheart, Susan Penhalligan . . . That is, until an act of brutality reunites them in the raw and unforgiving penal colony of New South Wales.Billy Penhalligan has survived transportation and clings to the promise of a new beginning.
But there will be more suffering before he or his fellow convicts can regard Australia as home . . . .A sweeping tale of discovery, love and hardship in the sixteenth century which will bring emergent Australia and all its inhabitants - new and old - to life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, None
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 28/06/2007
- Category: Sagas
- ISBN: 9780340924679