(From the publisher):
The Drowning, the great rising of the seas, had left Britain as seven island kingdoms; a thousand years later, their people occupied a medieval world dominated by the Church Militant. To the ancient city of York came Old Peter the Tailspinner and the Boy, Tom, whose unearthly piping could bring men joy and sorrow beyond imagining. It was Tom's martyrdom on the walls of York that established a movement that would sweep the world, and a message of hope - the legend of the White Bird of Kinship.
Twenty years on, the Kin are many, and their persecution by the Church ferocious. And from a misty time before the Drowning others watch in helpless fascination as the wing beat of the White Bird is heard across the world to come...
Original title: The Road to Corlay
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Religion→ Messianic
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Bleak Futures→ Ecological Disasters
- Later editions included the prequel novella, hugo and nebula award nominee "Piper at the Gates of Dawn."