Published Jan 2010
When young Ben Crowling unexpectedly finds himself leader of his clan, his one thought is to build a new life on the land granted to him by the star-people. But as time goes on, some are not happy with the traditional ways: Mikklau, his grandson, dreams only of the bright lights and easy money in the big cities, and Linni Crowling, in her turn, prefers the comfortable life he can provide. But the wheel turns, completing the circle: no longer can their planet provide for its people, and its enemies grow invisibly in number – until it is almost too late. Only then does Linni realise what she must do to save her people, their land, and the way of life that she has always rejected.