Fiji

Fiji Fiji Is A Spellbinding Novel Of Adventure, Cultural Misunderstandings, Religious Conflict And Sexual Tension Set In One Of The Most Exotic And Isolated Places On EarthAs The Pharaohs Of Ancient Egypt Build Their Mighty Pyramids, And Chinese Civilization Evolves Under The Shang Dynasty, Adventurous Seafarers From South East Asia Begin To Settle The Far Flung Islands Of The South Pacific The Exotic Archipelago Of Fiji Is One Of The Last Island Groups To Be Discovered And Will Remain Hidden From The Outside World For Many Centuries To ComeBy The Mid S, Fiji Has Become A Melting Pot Of Cannibals, Warring Native Tribes, Sailors, Traders, Prostitutes, Escaped Convicts And All Manner Of Foreign Undesirables It S In This Hostile Environment An Innocent Young Englishwoman And A Worldly American Adventurer Find ThemselvesSusannah Drake, A Missionary, Questions Her Calling To Spread God S Word As She S Torn Between Her Spiritual And Sexual Selves As Her Forbidden Desires Intensify, She Turns To The Scriptures And Prayer To Quash The Sinful Thoughts Without SuccessNathan Johnson Arrives To Trade Muskets To The Fijians And Immediately Finds Himself At Odds With Susannah She Despises Him For Introducing The White Man S Weapons To The Very People She Is Trying To Convert And He Pities Her For Her Naivety Despite Their Differences, There S An Undeniable Chemistry Between ThemWhen Their Lives Are Suddenly Endangered By Marauding Cannibals, Susannah And Nathan Are Forced To Rely On Each Other For Their Very Survival

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 292 pages
  • Fiji
  • Lance Morcan
  • English
  • 15 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Fiji

  1. says:

    Thoroughly Entertaining from start to finish This is a great carry on from the first book in the series World Odyssey Both Authors take us on such an amazing adventure around the world with a group of very diverse character, and an interesting plot Sina didn t have a chance when she was grabbed by the much stronger Rambuka, and especially when he decided that he wanted to take her back to his tribe Being taken by an Outcast back to the land of Red Rain wasn t the ideal outcome for her Rambuka became an outcast after he tried to kill his half brother Joelil Before Joelil was born, Rambuka was first in line to become the Raut Chief of the village However since his mother wasn t of royal blood, and Joelil s was, he was relegated to a common warrior, which certainly upset him Now he was doing everything in his power to build up his own tribe and seek his revenge Susannah and her father Brian finally made it to Fiji of 6 months of travelling on the ship They met up with Nathan Johnson in Levuka, who was also on his way to Mobi Bay However he wasn t going there to be a missionary like Susannah and her father, but to trade muskets for sea cucumbers Something the Chinese were crazy for and prepared to pay a lot of money for Like most men Nathan was very taken with Susannah s beauty As with all Europeans they are quite shocked with some of the Fijian customs, and how cheaply they value someone s life They don t bat an eye lid to sacrifice themselves for the great good of the tribe Then there are the cannibals to be aware of Rambuka and the Outcast s attack the village with muskets and it s only Nathan s quick thinking to get his muskets off the ship that saves the village from being wiped out Rambuka does manage to steal the tribe s most prized possession, the Golden Tabua Which is the tooth of a sperm whale, which is meant to bring the owners good luck They all thought the fight was over until Nathan was struck by a spear in the chest by one of the Outcast s that was hiding Then the unthinkable happens and Rambuka abducts Susannah in front of Nathan, and he s going to do everything he can to get her back Escaped convict Jack Halliday might be able to help, as he s made his way to Fiji This was such an easy and enjoyable book to read, and so well written Well worth a read.

  2. says:

    Warning, this will probably read as harsh and snooty To be fair, I rarely read things that get the label romance VERY rarely Sometimes if they cross with mystery, I can take it Iris Johansen in limited doses, the Eve Dallas books, and, yeah, I read the Twilight books But I m not a romance person I m rarely even a chick lit person To be fair, I have also been reading REALLY good books lately But given that I have not yet read EVERY really good book, it is very hard to justify spending time on this one So much so that I bailed about 10% of the way in And I also almost never bail on books I feel it is not fair to judge them unless you know where they are going I wanted to use this book for one of my Oceania reads in my 6 books, 6 countries, 6 regions challenge, and Oceania books are hard to find at all But I just couldn t do it I couldn t.After reading passages like Better the peak of art than the slough of sex Contrary to the popular notion of his wantonness, the artist, Mother believes, must forget about sex If he can t, then he s a mere mortal but he shouldn t be a mere mortal He should be divine Unfortunately, biographies of artists, which are the most important things about artists, teem all too often with the sexual ruses and abuses of their protagonists They inveigle the reader into thinking that the cucumber bed of pure harmony grows upon the compost heap of sex. which is just a randomly selected passage from The Piano Teacher, to then read As Susannah continued reading, the forbidden thoughts returned This time they were even intense and exciting Her pulse raced and her breathing became labored as she imagined strong hands caressing her body, just doesn t work for me There have to be better ways to spend my time Actually, I was already getting skeptical when the authors referred to a Bible translated from the Hebrew in 1583 Ok, only the first half was ever in Hebrew in the first place I know I m being picky, but I was afraid these details would pile up If you can overlook that the New Testament was in Greek, what else will you gloss over And if cultural insight is depicted like this Looking into the eyes of the old Fijian, Nathan reminded himself he was looking at the end result of thousands of earlier generations He wondered what claims to fame the old man s forebears had., I m, again, not feeling really hopeful I kept feeling like I was reading something written by a good but not truly talented high school student Again, maybe if you are looking for a steamy island read about a not so repressed daughter of a missionary, then maybe this will work for you I m looking for something than that So I will have to find my next Oceania read somewhere else.

  3. says:

    Authors Lance and James Morcan have taken the history of Fiji in the 19th century and created a well written, totally absorbing novel American Nathan Johnson, handsome, tough adventurer, comes to Momi Bay in Fiji to trade his muskets for their sea snails that he ll sell for a fortune in China He meets English missionary Brian Drake and his lovely daughter Susannah who have come to Fiji to educate the natives Nathan has had women aplenty but he falls for the innocent Susannah who is quite strong in her beliefs and her ways Nathan feels that the Fiji natives are ungrateful for the economic prosperity brought by Europeans and sees Fiji as a melting pot of warring tribes, European adventurers, mutineers, escaped convicts, beachcombers and all sorts of undesirables But through his associations with brave Fijians as together they chase after the outcast warrior Rambuka and his followers who have kidnapped Susannah, Nathan begins to form friendships with the Fijians and even with an escaped convict, people he once deplored But will Nathan and Susannah ever unite Read this story whose characters are believable and historically accurate, whose plot line proceeds with twists and turns to the story s conclusion and find out.

  4. says:

    This is the second of the Morcans novels I ve had the pleasure of reading and I have to start immediately by saying I was not disappointed After reading the Ninth Orphan, Fiji certainly seemed like a completely different type of tale and this was certainly true but it was equally enjoyable and well written Described as a swashbuckling, historical, adventure romance set in 19th century Fiji I really did not know what to expect and thoughts of Pirates of the Caribbean did come to mind although there is nothing pirate related in this novel and once I got into it, I was hooked Particularly interested in the history and social anthropology of the Fijian tribes, I was extremely pleased to find out lots that I would never have known previously without having to read some dry non fiction account The ability to combine interesting historical fact with a tense and fractious plot line is a skill which these writers employ liberally and made this novel even enjoyable for me.The two lead characters, Nathan and Susannah both worked well for me, I particularly enjoyed the characterisation of Susannah and her inner struggle as her natural feminine instincts take over her Christian teachings and how she battles against them However, I found the Fijian characters much likeable and interesting, even the Outcast Rambuka was a character I enjoyed reading The speed of the narrative quickens as the worst of the events unfold and the writers manage to tie in the thrill of the battle and action packed bloodlust with commonplace romance between two individuals, both wondering where the other may be and what the other really thinks of them and combination of these two works extremely well.This novel was a total surprise to me, unlike The Ninth Orphan but definitely as enjoyable, I m pleased to hear that a feature film of Fiji is being developed as I can already see how well it would play out.Beth Townsend The Kindle Book Review

  5. says:

    This was a thoroughly enjoying read I loved it Thus far, my only reading about Fiji had been written in a completely different style and genre, but nonetheless made me all the curious about Fiji, as well as other islands in the Pacific I love the way that stereotypes are tackled throughout the story First impressions are not always the correct ones, and our own filters often skew what we see I loved the growth of many of the characters within the story as well.

  6. says:

    Again this book is not like most of the books I read but I enjoyed Lance Morcan has done a good job in making this a page turner Job well done.

  7. says:

    It took me ages to read this book, thanks very much to all the Uni distractions I barely had time to read a chapter before I was bombarded with a whole lot of assignments and all the other ammunition education uses on us helpless victims of the system I finally had the sense to download the e book into my phone, and life sitting idly in the bus or throne of thought was graced with some reading entertainment.The novel caught my eye firstly because the novel title was, Fiji I thought, hey I just happened to live in Fiji Look at that At first, I thought it was some sort of biography of a dead dictator, or cannibal, or chief maybe I was surprised to find out, this was a historical adventure fiction With a 19th century Fiji as a setting, the plot launches with the introduction of our heroes the missionary and the musket trader Oh the contradiction there, what a team Susannah Drake and her father Drake Snr are taking the word of God to a village in Momi Bay, meaning to save all their souls and instilling christianity into the village people.Now, we aren t talking rainbows, sunshine and peace village people We re talking, a village full of reformed cannibals who require human sacrifices for any little accomplishment they ve made As a Fijian, I find the old traditions of our people fascinating and just as great as they are crude and gruesome The novel touches on most of these now extinct practices, in mad detail and it s AWESOME However, do a little research after readingyou ll be surprised at what you ll find Then ofcourse, I m sorry I got carried away Then, we have Nathan, the musket trader He is of a prick than a hero, at the beginning of the novel The people of Fiji were all just a bunch of primitives, uncivilized in their ways and ignorant of their own resources This was Nathan s point of view How he had gone so far without getting eaten, is a mystery to me.He just happens to be going to Momi Bay, and just happens to be on the same boat as dear Sussannah DUN DUN DUN.Momi Bay villagers themselves were facing an on going war with the rebels, who were kidnapping women to grow their own brood of..umrebels Sussannah and Nathan, strangers torn by faith and culture, connected by their barely suppressed sexual chemistry, are thrown into this war and forced to take sides.Obviously, the rebels are the bad guys.Racial prejudice, religion, culture and family, I thought, were the underlying messages that the story carried with it.The adventure, fast paced and nail biting was a real page turner The romance, sizzling, exciting, forbidden.It was definitely well worth the read, and I give it my 5 stars because that s the maximum amount of stars we re allowed to give

  8. says:

    Sina of the Qopa tribe in Momi Bay was kidnapped by the Outcast Rambuka three months before the new missionaries from England arrived Reverend Brian Drake and his daughter Susannah are coming to Momi Bay to convert the natives to Christianity Reverend Drake has many plans for converting the natives Susannah believes in what her father is doing yet she finds that she has feelings for Nathan Johnson Nathan Johnson is only interested in making a profit by any means necessary Nathan cannot stop thinking about Reverend Drake s daughter much to the Reverend s dismay Nathan won t try to have a relationship with Susannah no matter what she is feeling right now Iremaia is ratu of the Qopa tribe knows fighting the outcasts is deadly Iremaia s son Joeli wants to defend Qopa tribe but doesn t think having muskets that Nathan Johnson brought with him can help his people What is Rambuka s next move Will Iremaia use muskets What will become of Reverend Drake and his daughter Is Nathan willing to change Will Sina be returned to the Qopa tribe Your answers await you in Fiji A Novel.

  9. says:

    For a change a romantic novel set against the background of 19th century Fiji, by then an island group with tribal rules view spoiler Fierce and violent tribal rules, where even cannibalism is common I loved the struggle between the two leading characters, who love one another but don t dare to admit it Although the book is sometimes a little predictable, it kept me reading on and on and I enjoyed it I can t tell if the historical setting of the book is right, but the way the characters try to overcome their prejudices and admit they are in love is nice to read When this would have been a real book and not a digital edition I certainly would have looked at the end to see if it has a fairy tale ending hide spoiler

  10. says:

    This book was a real struggle for me It is entirely my own fault First of all I purchased a free kindle book and then I insisted that once I started it I would finish it So I am a cheapo, I admit that I will probably make the same mistake again In my own defense, if you don t put yourself out on a limb once in a while you will miss opportunities And some books do actually improve at their end This book remained a struggle for me from start to finish When I chose this book my hope was that I would learn about Fiji, its physical qualities and its cultural traditions This is a book of fiction hopefully I would be served an engaging story Hopefully the characters would be three dimensional Hopefully I would empathize with at least one or two characters Me, I dislike stereotypical figures and cinematic writing unfortunately this is what I got It is true, cultural traditions are mentioned Here is an example To the wild beating of drums, warriors preformed a cibi, or war dance, to demonstrate their superiority over their captive With clubs and spears raised high, they danced aggressively, only inches away from him He looked up at them fearlessly and laughed openly at their efforts This incensed one warrior, who kicked him in the face, dazing him and drawing blood Another warrior urinated over him The drumming softened and the warriors were pushed aside by a dozen near naked maidens who performed a wate, or dance aimed at sexually humiliating their captive To the cheers of the onlookers, the nubile maidens left nothing to the imagination as they simulated intercourse and performed other crude gestures in front of and over their captive This age old insult was too much even for him, and he closed his eyes to try to escape this ultimate disgrace. at 52% Then follows further methods of torture and the prisoner s response The captive spat in Joeli s direction Eat shit, you dog 52% The fantastic hairstyles of the chiefs are described That is true too They are pigmented in bright colors and they are huge The bigger and the flashier the better But how many times do we need to be told The chiefs are jealous of each other s hairdos However, there is no author s note specifying what practices are real and which could be imaginary.Perhaps the real problem is that I have a hard time taking any of this seriously, given the style of writing Tell me didn t the captive s response above surprise you Later the American yells, Holly shit Many times the words used feel inappropriate But of course in a movie it might be effective, given contemporary audiences Look at the excerpts I have given you what do you think of that word connectivity used below This is an action adventure story and romance I am not a big consumer of either Maybe you are For me the sexual fantasies of the two main characters, a swashbuckling American and a missionary s daughter, are pathetic I mean, are we supposed to be titillated I wasn t What else bothers me That the Fijian natives believe in magic, that is not strange, but that one woman slave with the gift is able to curse Susannah, of whom she is insanely jealous, well this is just too contrived.The authors think the bad boy must become good He felt very little connectivity between the self centered man he was when he arrived and the man he was now And, he knew, that change was due entirely to Susannah From the moment he d first seen her, he d been unable to think of anything or anyone else She d drawn out his real self from deep inside him a side he never knew existed Because of her, he felt alive than ever before at 53% Just too soppy And at the same moment, Susannah is praying to God BTW, isn t there a dash between self and centered The story is cinematically constructed The characters are stereotypical What they do is unbelievable I don t like the words the authors use I am not even sure if the cultural facts are correct Oh, and the ending is so corny No, this is not a book for me You must decide if it is for you Many others have liked this book.

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