John Tempest
Vision of the Hunter
1989

Thousands of years ago in the forests of southwestern Europe, a young man lives among a small tribe of reindeer hunters... The story of an ancient people — at the dawn of time, and the foundling whose vision would change the destiny of his tribe forever...

His name was Finn, and his life was transformed on the day when Hann, most beloved of all the Elders, took him into his hearth and called him son. Now Finn learned the art of the hunt, and at night, around the fires, he joined in the ancient songs of praise to Annu.

But on the Sacred Mountain, the most powerful taboo of all was shattered, and evil times befell the people of the Reindeer. Tormented by the death of his father, Finn fled into the forest. Only Shani followed him and kept him alive... Shani, the daring, mischievous child who had grown into a woman of great beauty and wisdom. Together they dwelled in the secret valley where Finn had walked with his father in the days of peace and plenty — until the time came to return to their tribe. Now Finn would challenge the tyrant who had become the leader of their people, in a contest that would decide their fate for all the ages to come...