The Ohlone people walk the trail of sorrows toward oblivion. Domingo, a Spanish boy gifted with the miraculous ability to heal, holds the key to their survival in his powerful hands. Transformed by ancient magic, the man-beast, Red Claw must now act to keep this special boy alive. Because in order to survive, the weak must become strong – When strength is not enough, Fate chooses a guardian More
The Ohlone people walk the trail of sorrows toward oblivion. Their culture and people decimated by Spanish invaders, they no longer have the strength to survive. But in a time before memory, fate planted the seeds of salvation.
When a brave Ohlone warrior embarked on a vision quest that led him to an ancient cave, he emerged transformed into a creature more beast than man. A sentient amber orb embedded beneath his skin, his chest bearing the red slash mark of a spirit's claw. With no memory, no humanity, and no relief through death, the tormented red claw roamed the wilderness.
Hundreds of years later, a babe is born in a Spanish adobe dwelling on New Spain’s California frontier. With miraculous telepathic and healing abilities lying latent within little Domingo, the man-beast is compelled to watch over him from a distance. Red Claw cannot comprehend why this task has been set before him, only that he must keep the boy child safe.
As Domingo grows, so grow his extraordinary abilities. But lacking experience and wisdom, the same powers that heal can also destroy. Domingo now holds the key to the survival of the Ohlone people in his powerful hands, if Red Claw can keep him alive long enough to use it.
Because in order to survive, the weak must become strong – When strength is not enough, Fate chooses a Guardian.
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