Shadows in the Cave

By Caleb Fox
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765319937, 320pp.)

Publication Date: March 2, 2010

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In this sequel to Zadayi Red, Caleb Fox continues his fantasy retelling of the stories and history of the first peoples of America, the tribes we know today as the Cherokee. 

Shonan and his son Aku are as different as night and day–the father a down-to-earth War Chief, leader of his village; his son a young shape-shifter who has been forbidden by his father to practice his gift from the gods.  But such gifts are given to the people for the protection of the tribe, and Aku will not long be able to obey his father.

This lovely, intense journey among the earliest inhabitants of North America will thrill readers with deep truths and timeless adventure.

About the Author

CALEB FOX came from a part of Arkansas that was originally Indian Territory.  When he was a teenager, his aunts revealed to him that the family was part Cherokee, or in their words, "redneck on one side of the mountain, redskin on the other."

After graduating college, he went to the archives of the Cherokee nation, researched his ancestors, and looked up some of his relatives. One family told him mythic Cherokee and Lakota stories he'd missed out on as a child, introduced him to ceremonies, and put his feet on the red road.

Fox lives in Indian Country. Zadayi Red was his first book.

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