The Oracle has foretold a terrible famine following the sudden death of the Corn Handmaiden. But the girl chosen to take her place is the focus of an unlikely love triangle. Will someone step up and be a hero to the village or will the heroes risk everything to follow the forbidden desires of their hearts?
A year has past and the greatest hunter in the village has failed to find and kill the water serpent who will soon return to take another child. The aging chief has promised his rank to the hero that destroys the serpent, but the honor only goes to one, and there are many who seek it. Will the chief's challenge unite his troubled people or will their own ambitions tear them apart?
Two brothers love the same woman. Will kinship or desire win out, or will everyone fall prey to whatever lurks in the White Cavern below the village. A fantasy based on myths of the American Southwest.