A special single-volume edition of Sue Harrisonâ€™s epic and masterful Storyteller Trilogy
InÂ Song of the River, eighty centuries ago, in the frozen land that is now Alaska, a clubfooted male child had been left to die, when a woman named Kâ€™os rescued him. Twenty years later and no longer a child, Chakliux occupies the revered role as his tribeâ€™s storyteller. In the neighboring village of the Near River people, where Chakliux will attempt to make peace by wedding the shamanâ€™s daughter, a double murder occurs that sends him on a harsh, enthralling journey in search of the truth about the tragic losses his people have suffered, and into the arms of a woman he was never meant to love.
InÂ Cry of the Wind, Chakliux has one weakness: the beautiful Aqamdax, who has been promised to a cruel tribesman she does not love. But there can be no future for Chakliux and Aqamdax until a curse upon their peoples has been lifted. As they travel a dangerous path, they encounter greater challenges than the harsh terrain and the long season of ice. Kâ€™os, the woman who saved Chakliuxâ€™s life when he was an infant, is now enslaved by the leader of the enemy tribe against whom she has sworn vengeance. To carry out her justice she will destroy anyone who gets in her way, even the storyteller she raised as her own son.
And inÂ Call Down the Stars, a handsome young tribal warrior and sage, Yikaas has traveled across the sea to hear stories of the Whale Hunter and the Sea Hunter peoples. Around the fire, Qumalix, a beguiling and beautiful storyteller, barely old enough to be a wife, catches the eye of Yikaas, and so begins their flirtation through storytelling, which brings to vivid life tales of the Near River and Cousin River tribes. The fates of lovers Chakliux and Aqamdax, and their wicked nemesis Kâ€™os, are revealed as Yikaas and Qumalix weave together tales from their ancestorsâ€™ pastâ€”and tales from their own lives.