Call Down the Stars

Volume three of the Storyteller Trilogy

by Sue Harrison

November, 2001, Avon Hardcover

Centuries ago in a land of ice and fire, a chosen child is born and taught the sacred legends of his ancient people.

When Yikaas is nearly a man, he allows privilege and the deference of others to fill him with false ideas of his own importance. His teacher, an old woman, comes to realize that his vanity will soon displace the wisdom she has entrusted to him. So she challenges Yikaas to join her in a perilous journey across the North Sea to the land of his ancestors.

In an ancient traders' village, Yikaas hears the stories and tales of the First Men. The tales of one young woman in particular Daughter - speak to his heart and call him from the confines of his own selfishness into the mysteries of love and the magic of stories.

Intertwining the stories of Yikaas and Daughter, Sue Harrison returns her readers to the characters they grew to love in the first two books of The Storyteller Trilogy. Chakliux has become the leader of a great village where he and his wife Aqamdax are honored storytellers. Peace has reigned since the wicked K'os was banished to live as a slave to the First Men.

But then the North Sea brings K'os an incredible gift — a weapon that will rescue her from slavery and restore her power over the River People.

Based on the Sedna legends of the Inuit, CALL DOWN THE STARS is not only a study of the storyteller's art, but also the tension-filled chronicle of a battle between good and evil, where love becomes the pawn of revenge, and forgiveness is the only weapon Chakliux has to ensure the survival of his people.