World Fantasy nominee for Best Novel - 1980
The Quest of Wirrun: "Far down in the dark caverns under Australia, the river-spirit howled and sang her siren song. And across the land, the earth-spirits fled, while the aborigines, the People, watched in despair as the vital waters dried up or changed courses. Their call went out to Wirrun, the Hero who had saved them once before with the magic power he carried. But Wirrun was haunted and driven by the song of the Yunggamurra. While he quested without answer to find the trouble of the land, the lure of the singing drew him inexorably toward the old, dark waters where the women with horns on their shoulders waited and taunted the spirit they had caught."
Original title: The Dark Bright Water
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Fantasy Worlds