Lord of Thunder - Hosteen Storm, Bk 2 Author:Andre Norton Why should all the native tribes on the planet Arzor be gathering in the sinister and almost unknown country of the Peaks at the height of the terrible dry season when no one could long survive away from shelter and water? — To find the answer, Hosteen Storm, a Beast Master relocated here after Terra's destruction in a galactic war, is sent into ... more »the Peaks on this mission of utmost danger. With his animal scouting team, Storm discovers a fantastic world underground and a plot against the off-worlders. Could he avert total disaster?« less
This is a sequel to THE BEAST MASTER, which has been made into a movie of the same name. (NOTE: The movie didn't adhere very closely to the book.)
The off-worlder wanted Storm, the Beast Master, to guide him into the forbidden Blue section of the planet Arzor, the treacherous, wild Peak country that was the hunting ground of the feared Norbie cannibals.
No one--government man, settler, or hunter--had ever gone into the Blue and returned. But suddenly Storm had no choice. The off-worlder had already set evil in motion and now the fate of Arzor rested with the courage, daring and wild creatures of the amazing Beast Master from Terra and his talented animals.