Home from the Homer

Some family holiday memories last a lifetime…

The Homer Tunnel has vanished, and with it the last link to life as the Williams family know it. Fiordland has them trapped, leaving their car – and cellphone – useless. Their only hope is to make it by foot to Milford Sound in an attempt to escape the kaleidoscope of history. Separated from their parents, and each other, Zoe and Seth face an uncertain future, and must rely on the past to survive. Surveying the Homer Saddle, tracking giant moose with Jim Muir and Eddie Herrick, exploring with Young Bob Murrell, and meeting the legendary Lost Tribe, Zoe and Seth venture into an incredible world where anything can happen – and often does! But Fiordland has always been a place where nature rules, and myth and reality merge. Zoe and Seth travel through time, in a bid to reach the eighth wonder of the world. But what will they find when they get there?

WARNING: Incredible adventure awaits. Contains hunting scenes, a conservation dog, and possibly the greatest eagle that has ever lived. You have been warned!

Paperback edition
15.24cm x 22.86cm
362 pages
Free P&P in New Zealand


Fiordland Fables – Book 1

Home from the Homer is historical fiction/time travel  set in Fiordland, New Zealand. It has chapters, so it’s like a novel, and it has a few illustrations and photos as well. Some of the photos are real hunting photos.

Recommended for ages 10 and up. Twelve year olds can usually read the book confidently, 10 and 11 year olds may need a bit of help. Buyers report they have read the story to younger children. The book also has an adult audience.


“Anya Forest’s writing style seems effortless as she captures the predicaments, personalities and atmospheres. The book is very well produced enhanced by photos of the personalities of yesteryear and the wildlife. Anya Forest obviously revels in the outdoors and the bush and her enthusiasm and passion and sensitive story telling, make it a wonderful book. Highly recommended for both youngsters and adults.” ~ Tony Orman – Hunting & Outdoor Writer

Read Tony Orman’s interview with Anya about Home from the Homer.

Meet Kiwi author Anya Forest Anya Forest

A Kiwi native with a deep love for history and storytelling, Anya Forest has published two Fiordland Fables books – Home from the Homer and A Doubtful Detour – both time travel adventure books for the whole family set in Fiordland.
When she’s not writing or reading a good book herself, Anya is exploring the scenes of her stories in the great outdoors with her beloved retriever, Crockett.
Find out more about Anya and how to contact her on her author page.


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