A NovelBook - 2001
Fleeing from the suspicion, jealousies, and hatred of Old Town -- and from her own fear that she may in fact be the dreaded Raven Mocker -- Snakewater joins a band traveling west. On her odyssey, she regains confidence as she discovers her talent for storytelling and learns what it means to be part of a family.
Snakewater's path takes her across the Mississippi, on perilous trails with a trader and his wife, and to the winter camp of the Elk-dog People, a nomadic nation of buffalo hunters, where she begins to put her past behind her. This gripping story concludes with a surprising confrontation at the Elk-dog People's annual Sun Dance when the mystery behind the unexplained deaths is finally revealed -- or is it?