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Te Kererū: Book 1 - The Nest


This is the first book in a new series, soon to become New Zealand’s most favourite speculative fiction novel.

Te Kererū - The Nest 

What do you do when tragedy strikes your town?

If you’re Pāpara, you go and collect your dead.

But what do you do if while you’re collecting your dead you discover a small orphan girl?

If you’re Pāpara, you take her home too.

Welcome to Katherine Taylor’s world

Katherine Taylor, who was born to Pākehā parents, is adopted by the most powerful Māori family in the region.

Discover with Kate the place where she learns to live and the people she learns to love.

Kate is a collector. 

She collects names, affection and power.

Book 1, Te Kererū - The Nest is now available...!

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Just click I want this! and you can join Kate on her journey. 

Who is SG Smith?

Kia ora tātou

Ko Tauhara te maunga

Ko Waikato te awa

Ko Taupō-nui-a-tia te moana

Ko Smith tōku whānau

Ko Susan toku ingoa

Writer of speculative fiction living on the edge of a super-volcano.

If you want to know more about my writing or get in touch with me, you can:

  • Follow me on Twitter - my handle is @sgsmith_ 

Here's what people are saying about Te Kererū

"I sat in the sun yesterday and read your book. It is lovely and not something I usually read which is why it is nice to be given the opportunity.

It really is a gorgeous little story (and I know there is more to come). The descriptive details of the village and inhabitants is great and one can really imagine life there. I quite liked the gang related connections and wonder what is going on there. I expect there will be more to come

Anyway it is a lovely story, well written and descriptive." - Adrienne N.

7 ratings

  • Size1.87 MB
  • Length94 pages


Te Kererū: Book 1 - The Nest

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