In this sequel to Symphony of Spirits, James and Marion Applegate take the reader back to the wilderness of the great northeastern forests in a time before the first settlers reached the shores of America. Told through the eyes of two young Lenni Lenape, Osprey and Songbird, this story follows their struggle into adulthood while they fight their way back from slavery to Osprey’s home. Their survival and the lives of those slaves who escaped with them depends on Osprey’s ability to save them all. He needs to become their leader as they face Xkuk, the son of Gamek, who seeks revenge for his father’s death. Songbird, not sure of Osprey’s prowess, tries to guide him so they can work together. Their enemy is relentless and vicious, and he is not alone.