Shadows in the Cave
by Caleb Fox
Cover Artist: Jon Foster
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765319937
Date: 02 March 2010 List Price $24.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From publicity material: Set years after Zadayi Red, Shadows in the Cave opens on a family conflict that will ultimately decide the fate and survival of one tribe. Fox weaves a brilliant tapestry of human emotion, looking a struggle even older than the ancient Cherokees: father versus son. Shonan is War Chief, head of his village, and a pragmatic leader. He has had one love -- his wife, Meli. Meli, the granddaughter of the Seer, was born with the power to shape-shift, and she has passed this trait on to their son Aku. But ever-practical and wary Shonan has forbidden them to practice this magic, forcing rebellious Aku to furtively hone his inherited skill.
All of this will change through, when Shonan's tribe is threatened by the mysterious violet Brown Leaf People. Aku will see that his gift was given to him from the gods for the protection of his tribe, and it will be up to him to save his family and people. With the help of his great-grandmother the Seer, he'll even venture to the underworld on a journey to ward off evil and devastation.
(Source: Tor Books)