Publisher: Charles de Lint | Date published: 02/02/2001
Into the darkness, the desolation, the sprawl of urban blight...
An Indian flyer has been downed. A systems chip, encoded with vital technological secrets, is missing. And the Amerindians have chosen Gahzee to find it. He must leave the lush, wooded Enclaves, protected by vast force fields, and venture forth -- out there -- into the Outer Lands.
Walking the line between Dreamtime and Realtime, he is prepared to face the bitter, poisoned world of the white man... unaware that his heritage will bring to that world what the Amerindians call svaha -- the moment between seeing the lightning and hearing its thunder... a waiting for promises to be fulfilled... Nature's only hope for a new dawn.
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Cover art by Joe Burleson