Young Janna has lived her fourteen years on the icy northern plains of a world that has forgotten its history. Now the arrival of Earthers--descendants of the humans who first settled the planet many centuries before--has violently upset the fragile balance of a developing civilization. The offworlders' advanced technologies and cruel indifference to local life have brought despair and destruction to janna's home, robbing her of family, husband, child, and self. Haunted by a dead past--mysteriously altered by the gift of three alien artifacts--Janna must now redefine herself on a devastated planet she no longer recognizes, as she embarks upon a remarkable, transcendant journey into an uncertain future; moving steadily through this strange new world toward a startling realization about her role in the great cosmic order.
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Published December 1, 1998
by Eos (T).
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction.