Swarthy, hairy, ostracized by others of his tribe, Arnten set off to lead a life of proud an lonely independence in his primitive world of ThuleUltima Thulewhere med huddled in animal skins against the arctic cold, and used crude clubs and spears to kill the giant prehistoric animals that roamed the land.
But Arnten“The Bear”was quicker of body and sharper of mind than his fellow men, and he had a special destiny: a path beset with mortal dangers and evil witchery which he must overcome, to save himself, his world, his woman, and o conquer the evil one whom they called “The Wolf.”
Rich with weird beauty, mystery, and magicby one of the most highly acclaimed masters of epic fantasy.
“Fast-moving, thrilling, believable science fiction . . . has done it beautifully . . . this is the best [SF novel] Ace has had in a long time” –P. Schuyler Miller, Analog, July 1966 Nominated for the 1965 Nebula Award for Best Science-Fiction Novel"