The Way of Thorn and Thunder

Daniel Heath Justice's fantasy novel blends genre and gender in a world resembling 18th-century North America.

Daniel Heath Justice

Taking fantasy literature beyond the stereotypes, Daniel Heath Justice's acclaimed Thorn and Thunder novels are set in a world resembling 18th-century North America. The original trilogy is available for the first time as a fully revised one-volume novel. The story of the struggle for the green world of the Everland, home of the forest-dwelling Kyn, is an adventure tale that bends genre and gender. (From University of New Mexico Press)

From the book

Wears-Stones-for-Skin stalked with an easy grace through the canyon toward Red Cedar Town. He was the steady walk of one to whom fear was barely the itch of a memory. He was in no hurry. Only the rumbling in his stomach, like two river rocks grinding against each other, gave any indication of his purpose, for he hungered this day, as he always hungered. He knew that he would feed well at his destination, even if the Kyn fled at his approach. He would sniff out all their hiding places, from the forest canopy to the root tangled caves; his untiring pace was more dependable than their panic. They would run, they would tire, and then, they would die.

From The Way of Thorn and Thunder by Daniel Heath Justice ©2011. Published by University of New Mexico Press and Kegedonce Press.