In this novel of magical realism with a bit of SF curling at the corners, author Talulah J. Sullivan has woven
a tale suggested by the ways of her
Choctaw & Chickasaw grandmothers.
A centuries-long stalemate
endures over possession of a sentient
world. In one corner stands a cabal of
shamans; in the other, a colony of
aliens whose bio-engineering
experiment has gone amok… and in
the middle, a youth who has been
genetically altered to ‘Shape’ the
Tokela doesn’t want this ability, and neither does his tribe. His own suppressed elemental heritage will lend control over what abilities the outlanders have triggered.
It will also see him hounded as a potential weapon—not just by the invaders, but his own people.