One does not know the complexities to the simple man. The antihero herdsman in this tale, weaves the reader through the realities of living a simple existance intertwined with the fantasy of other-world imagination. With the last utterances of a dying stranger, Etjole Ehomba, shepard of sheep, curator of cattle, introduces the unwary reader into the mysteries of brotherhood and honor, of war and peace, of courage and duty. Together with two heartily enjoyable and very unlikely fellow travelers, Etjole leads us north into adventures that could only exist in the imagination of Alan Dean Foster!
As an avid, and almost singular, reader of hard science-fiction, this book came as a suprise and delight!
Thanks Mr. Foster!