The People of the Mammoth have wandered the world for thousands of years, surviving starvation and predators, fleeing the ever encroaching ice, following the mammoth herds for life and sustenance. It is now 18,000 BC, in North America, and they arrive at the place of prophecy, where a girl is born with the mark of the Great Mother, and the time of their wandering is at an end. Maya is treated as an outcast by all but Magic, the shaman, and Berry, the elder who takes the role of her mother. Scorned even by her own father, she is most hated by the demented Ghost, who longs for her death and that of Magic, and the time when he alone will wield power. Tricked into losing the Mammoth Stone talisman, Maya unwittingly causes Magic's death, and with Ghost's ascendency, the near devastation of the people. As Maya flees bloody and mindless, searching for her own death, she is found by the People of the Bison, and takes up a new life, having lost all memory of her previous one. But a final great confrontation is forced between the two peoples, and the power of the Mammoth Stone is put to the test.
Original title: The Mammoth Stone
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Prehistoric Epics, Ancient Civilizations, and Precontact Native Americans