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In the grand tradition of Watership Down --A saga of the
great and gentle ones It is a harsh but beautiful world--a
remote fastness of shining tundra, rimmed by ice and sea
and mountain. Silverhair and her kind have lived here from
the earliest Rememberings, when Kilukpuk's children first
parted some for the jungle, some into the sea, and some
into the rock and ice. Hear their song! For they are the
last of the woolly mammoths, the great, shaggy gentle ones
whose bones have greened Earth's grasses through the Long
Years, for fifty million springs. Hear their story.
Silverhair is filled with the dreams of youth, and the
warmth of Lop-ear's child growing in her belly. But even
as her life begins, her world is ending around her. A new
menace, more vicious than wolf or bear, is descending upon
the snowlands--a two-legged creature that kills for joy,
and fouls the Earth for greed. Silverhair and the
matriarch, Owlheart, must escape across the glacial
torrents, beyond the saw-toothed mountains. They seek help
and find it in unexpected sources, including the distant
cousins who long ago found their destiny in the green arms
of the sea, and from an enemy: an ice-faced menace known
as...the Lost. Stephen Baxter, one of today's most
acclaimed writers of science fiction and fantasy, now
turns his celebrated talents to a tale that has never
before been told or even imagined. Silverhair begins a
three-part saga--at once thrilling, heartwarming, and
tragic--of a small band of mammoth survivors on a remote
arctic island, and what happens when they are discovered
by a clever and unpredictable animal they call the Lost.
Silverhair is a story for every age, a tale to remember as
long as the footfalls of the great and gentle ones still
echo in the shadow of the glaciers--forever.
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