Ogya has won complete control of the People of the Savanna through the authority of his avatar, King Laughing Dog. He blazes through the forest consuming everything with his flames; but still his hunger grows ever fiercer.
Elder Cloud leads her group of exiles across the empty lands to the ancient, storm-lashed city of Bogana. Cloud hopes to find help in stopping Ogya, but the dim childhood memories she carries of the dangerous city provide little comfort. The exiles are unaware they are being followed by one of the King’s loyal Fire Hunters, carrying his own ghosts of the past.
Fledgling forest god Clay and his mate Doto seek to prevent all-out war between Kwaee, Ogya, and what remains of his tribe. Clay—now trapped with his feet in two very different worlds—must learn to embrace his divinity to reconcile the estranged goddesses of earth, water and forest in a desperate attempt to stop the seemingly unstoppable Ogya.
Cover and interior art by Zhivago.