From William Sarabande, whose brilliantre-creation of the prehistoric world of the First Americanhas thrilled readers everywhere, comes a major newnovel that awakens us to the true spirit of ourancestors. Following their destiny into an unknownland took more than courage--it demanded a beliefin a future they would never see, a certainty thatbraving a path no human had ever taken was theironly choice. Now, in a time of mystery and magic, when all they had protected the People from theirenemies for the eons of prehistory seemed to bevanishing along with the animals they once hunted, the young shaman Cha-kwena must break a terrifyingtaboo, estranging him from his woman and histribe. Driven by a vision, he vows to follow theforbidden trail of the mammoth to where the fate of hiskind will be known: extinction or the possibilityof a land where all their dreams may become real."
Joan Hamilton Cline is the real name of William Sarabande, author of the internationally bestselling First Americans series. She was born in Hollywood, California, and started writing when she was seventeen. First published in 1979, Joan has been writing as William Sarabande for eleven years. She lives with her husband in Fawnskin, California.