By Steven Barnes
Thirty thousand years in the past, within the center of the African continent and within the shadow of the most important freestanding mountain on the planet, lived the Ibandi. For numerous generations they nurtured their historic culture, and met survival's day-by-day fight with quiet religion of their gods. but if brutal intruders arrived from the south, a number of courageous souls dared the last word quest--to climb the nice Mountain, looking solutions and a fashion into the future.
In this breathtaking mix of mind's eye, anthropology, and sheer storytelling magic, Steven Barnes takes us to the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro and into the world of our personal ancestors, who lived, hunted, celebrated, and died facet via facet with roaming herds of untamed animals and nice golden clouds of migrating butterflies. A humans whose dermis was once the colour and scent of the earth itself, the Ibandi shaped a hierarchy in accordance with power of limb and spirit. during this amazing novel, we keep on with the adventures of 2 of the Ibandi's selected ones: T'Cori, an deserted woman raised by means of the robust and mysterious medication girl Stillshadow, and Frog Hopping, a boy owning a present that also is a curse.
Though the dwell in several encampments, Frog and T'Cori are associated during the respected and robust Stillshadow, who has sensed in them a future except others'.
Through the years, and on their separate existence paths, T'Cori's and Frog's fates entwine as an inevitable catastrophe techniques from the south--from the very god they worship. for so long as there were mountain, sky, and savannah, there was a house for the Ibandi. Now, within the face of an enemy past whatever spoken of even in legend, they have to ask their god face-to-face: can we stay or can we depart?
Great Sky lady not just brings to existence the area of prehistoric guy but additionally shines a super gentle on humanity itself. For here's a tale of rivalries and alliances, of human worry and hope, of religion and betrayal . . . and, specifically, a narrative of ways primitive guy, with out phrases or machines, set in movement civilization's lengthy, winding trip to the current.
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