Jake's Long Shadow

Jake's Long Shadow is a novel by Alan Duff, first published in 2002.[1][2] It is the third book in the Once Were Warriors trilogy, following Jake "The Muss" Heke and his estranged family. Jake had previously driven his wife and children away because of his violent ways. The story shows new characters and their stories, such as Beth's new husband.

Jake's Long Shadow
AuthorAlan Duff
CountryNew Zealand
PublisherVintage Press, New Zealand
Publication date
Preceded byOnce Were Warriors
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? 

Unlike the previous two books, it has not yet had a film adaptation.


  1. ^ Thomson, Margie (6 November 2002). "Alan Duff: Jake's Long Shadow". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  2. ^ Random House