Paul W. Feenstra
Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, to Dutch immigrants, Paul moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a multiple ‘Emmy’ nominated entertainment industry professional. After living in the USA for 25 years he returned to New Zealand to focus on writing.
Paul has toured the length of New Zealand lecturing about his unique experiences in the Hollywood film and television industry. Recognised for his contribution in helping his country, Paul was honoured by the New Zealand government and invited to join the prestigious, ‘World Class New Zealand,’ network. In his spare time he enjoys photography and wrestling bears.
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A Soldier's Journey
Believing God speaks to him through the archangel Gabriel, and anointed with powers, Te Ua unites his people through a common cause. He is determined to drive the imperial oppressors from Maori land and return New Zealand to the righteous.
In early 1860’s New Zealand, the beautiful region of Taranaki is engulfed in a brutal land war. Continuing with its unpopular policy, the New Zealand government, bolstered by British soldiers, seeks punitive and severe action against rebel Maori who openly resist the Government’s determined effort to confiscate their lands. With regular army forces ill equipped to fight in the wilderness, the specialist highly trained ‘Forest Rangers’ are tasked to pursue rebel Maori deep into the rugged bush clad hills.
The Rangers newest recruit, Moana (Ira) Rangitira, a veteran of the Crimean war, shows remarkable and unusual skills, Maori fear and call him, ‘The ghost who walks’. Ira faces challenges that test his will to survive, and can he protect what is closest to his heart, or has everything been destroyed?
‘The Breath of God’ is the first novel in the Moana Rangitira adventure series.
Created in a similar style as acclaimed authors Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett, ‘Falls Ende – Primus’ is a fast-paced, emotional novel that will leave you breathless.
The small picturesque hamlet of Mellester in Devonshire, England, is home to herdsman, Godwin Read and his son, Odo. When the aging knight, Sir William Ainsley, Lord of Mellester Manor goes on a hunt for wild boar, the inexplicable happens, and Godwin makes a decision that will ultimately impact their lives and Mellester Manor for ever.
Set during the tumultuous reign of King Henry II, in feudal England, the quiet and peace of Mellester Manor is shaken by the unexpected. For Odo, there is more at stake than just his dignity and pride because they’ve already been taken, all he has left is his life. Will Falls Ende see his downfall and disgrace and how far will one man go to protect what’s closest to his heart?
Falls Ende is more than a simple story, it’s a saga of survival against all the odds.
‘Falls Ende – Secundus’, book 2 in the Falls Ende series to be published 2019
Falls Ende – Secundus
Falls Ende – Secundus, the second novel in the Falls Ende series, is a gripping, page-turning window into our storied past. This riveting sequel to Falls Ende – Primus, is Paul W. Feenstra’s next installment of his fast-paced medieval saga that will leave you breathless.
When Mellester Manor, a small peaceful hamlet in southern England, is overcome by a catastrophic disaster, Odo and Charlotte’s life is in absolute turmoil. With Sir Gweir, Lord of Mellester Manor, away in Ireland fighting alongside King Henry II, Mellester is left undefended and unprotected. The surprise arrival of Templar Knights isn’t a mere coincidence; they want the old, wooden box that once belonged to Odo’s father. It’s the perfect time for the Church to lay claim to what they believe is theirs.
Can an ordinary herdsman stand up to a rapacious bishop and the unquestioned dominance of the Church? And can Odo and Charlotte find what they seek by risking everything to journey across the ocean to the small, coastal province of Frisia?
Emotional, twisty and dynamic, Falls Ende – Secundus is a discriminating novel that resonates with the best of Bernard Cornwall, Ken Follett.
Best read in sequence.
For Want of a Shilling
Wellington, New Zealand, 1873, under cover of darkness, the Russian warship, Petropavlovsk, creep’s unseen into a quiet bay and sends six men ashore. Their mission is simple – covertly gather vital information on Wellington’s defences. Disaster strikes when a marine deliberately shoots and kills two innocent teenagers. Determined to complete their mission, the Russians stop at nothing to reach their objective.
Veteran soldier and local constable, Sergeant Moana Rangitira of the Armed Constabulary, investigates the murders, which leads him in frantic pursuit of the Russians through Wellington’s streets. Eventually he confronts the Russians in the dark waters of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, and discovers they want more than information.
What begins as a local murder investigation turns into an epic plot of global proportions. Intricately researched, this story uses many recorded historical events and people to weave a story of intrigue, conspiracy and greed.
Can Sergeant Rangitira, prevent the Russians from fulfilling their ultimate goal, and can he prevent Russia and England from going to war?