The Long Winter is over
The People of the New Springtime must go out and reclaim their world
For generations the survivors of hte cataclysm have sheltered in cocoons buried in the earth and waited for the gods to grow tired of hurling down death-stars onto a frozen world. Now it is the time for Koshmar and the boy-chronicler, Hresh, and the rest of Koshmar's tribe to emerge into the sun. A strange and savage landscape awaits them, where rat-wolves, bloodbirds and soulless hjjk-men stalk — and the terrifyingly altered other creatures.
In the ruins of Vengiboneeza, the ancient capital of the sapphire-eyes folk, Hresh dares to celebrate their triumph — and suffers a shattering defeat at the realization of a great and terrible truth.
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