(From the publisher):
In the harsh lands of what is now East Texas, a tribe once lived... They were united in their struggle to survive, bound to each other by tradition. But an outsider walked among them, a man influenced by a hostile and violent culture... and haunted by visions of brutality. One woman recognized the threat that endangered her people's future... But now, she must make the others see -- before it is too late...
Ootenec: An outsider among the Nadicha, he is fierce enough to slay the mighty alligator. Yet he is haunted by memories and dreams of brutality that drive a dark need within him -- a need too powerful to resist. He enchants the young ones of the Nadicha with gifts and stories -- but one wise woman wathces with a careful eye...
Talicha: An elder of the Nadicha village, she senses that the Alligator Man brings danger with him, knows that the children of her people are in peril. But no one will believe...
Original title: The Island in the Lake
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Prehistoric Epics, Ancient Civilizations, and Precontact Native Americans