In Casseomae’s world, the wolves rule the Forest…
and the Forest is everywhere. The animals tell stories of the Skinless Ones, whose cities and roads once covered the earth, but the Skinless disappeared long ago.
Casseomae is content to live alone, apart from the other bears in her tribe, until one of the ancients’ sky vehicles crashes to the ground, and from it emerges a Skinless One, a child. Rather than turn him over to the wolves, Casseomae chooses to protect this human cub, to find someplace safe for him to live. But where among the animals will a human child be safe? And is Casseomae threatening the safety of the Forest and all its tribes by protecting him?
Amazon Best Book of the Month.
“An original story blending creation myth with post-apocalyptic and animal-fantasy traditions.”
“”A thoughtful fantasy, rich in characterization and drama, with a unique language that is simultaneously ancient and familiar.”