Where the Octopus Waits by Barry Brailsford
Approx. 89,420 words.
Published on October 8, 2012.
Old Koro is the Keeper of the Sacred Lore. Seven elders gather in his little seaside shack to chart a path for the tribe, a path that will bring together the ancient and the new.
Now, tragic tribal facts, hidden for centuries, must be revealed. Only by washing the blood off the stone, and making an epic voyage to the Long Tides where the wildest of seas contend, can the tribe survive.