The Ordeal - Ciera of the Aranak-ja
by Jean Lejeune
1500 years after the apocalypse, Ciera is a member of a band of hunter gatherers. She shows us a world of harmony, grace, beauty and danger. Within stories within stories, Ciera wants to be a "teller of stories." But first she must survive a terrible ordeal and learn the meaning of redemption. Travel with her through a world that may be.