Forerunner Author:Andre Norton To survive, Simsa must sell her jewelry--the trinkets that came from the Old One, her dead guardian. For now, Simsa is alone; with her black skin, silvery hair and clawed hands and feet, she is a breed apart from the Burrow folk who dwell beneath the city of Kuxortal. — Thom, a starman, knows that the trinkets are connected to the strange disapp... more »earance of his brother, and he is determined to unravel the mystery.
But, when both his and Simsa's lives are threatened, Simsa, Thom's unwilling companion, escapes with him on a journey that may determine the survival of the galaxy--and reveal the truth of Simsa's origins.
Superb adventure by the author of Horn Crown and Voorloper.« less