Thirty thousand years ago, in the shadow of Kilimanjaro . . .
Since the beginning of time, the peaceful Ibandi people had been sheltered by their god-mountains, Great Earth and Great Sky. When the savage Mk*tk threatened their way of life, their gods told Sky Womanlast of the true Dream Dancersand her mate Frog Hopping to take the people north in search of new lands. As the Ibandi meet strange new peoples and discover a land of promise and plenty, the deeds of a man thought long dead will rouse the Mk*tk to a bloody frenzy and send them on a quest for vengeance that could shatter the Ibandis dreams. All is lost ... unless Sky Woman can regain her power, unless Frog Hopping can become the first true warrior, and unless a dead man can find the heart to forgive. All their fates, and more, will be decided in the place called Shadow Valley.
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Steven Barnes, the author of fifteen novels and as many teleplays, has been
nominated for both the Hugo and Cable Ace awards. Mr. Barnes lives in Covina, California with his wife, Tananarive Due, near his
ex-wife and good friend Toni, his daughter Lauren, son Jason Kai
Due-Barnes, two cats, a ghost dog, Hipshot, and three invisible
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