Once more projecting his reader into the future, Andre Norton tells the story of Hosteen Storm, a Navajo, and his strange compulsion to avenge his father's alleged death. In deep rapport with wild animals, Hosteen, after his native planet, Terra, is destroyed, emigrates to the planet Arzor, using his animal charges to facilitate his exploration of the new world. Here, he intends to find his father's murderer and take his life. Instead, he himself finds life and hope here. Written by the author of Star Gate and Star Guard, this fantasy is made convincing by the author's boldness of imagination and by his ability to yield totally to the atmosphere which he creates.