Ages 9 to 99. Finalist, ForeWord Award 2001 Audio Book of the Year. Twelve Christmas stories, previously shared by Burt in magazines, newspapers, radio, TV, and at hundreds of public readings each year. Privately published Oct 2000, sold 10,000 copies in Connecticut and Massachusetts without being in a bookstore.
In an ancient time of icy splendor at the top of the world, can two people whose spirits belong to each other overcome the senseless violence between their tribes?A wise storyteller and powerful hunter, Chakliux has one weakness: the beautiful Aqamdax, who has been promised to a cruel tribesman she does not love. But there can be no future for Chakliux and Aqamdax until a curse upon their peoples has been lifted. As they travel a dangerous path, they encounter greater challenges than the harsh terrain and the long season of ice. K’os, the woman who saved Chakliux’s life when he was an infant, is now enslaved by the leader of the enemy tribe against whom she has sworn vengeance. To carry out her justice she will destroy anyone who gets in her way, even the storyteller she raised as her own son. Cry of the Wind is the second book of the Storyteller Trilogy, which also includes Song of the River and Call Down the Stars.
Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. He leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa; and wherever he goes he tells his favourite myths to anyone who'll listen. The 100 myths include all the favourites, such as the wanderings of Odysseus, the labours of Heracles, the stories of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, and Theseus and the Minotaur. Volume 1, read by Simon Russell Beale.
In a second installment of the trilogy that began with Song of the River, the healing woman K'os plots her revenge against those who had defiled her years earlier, and her foster son Chakliux discovers the dangers of his love for Aqamdax.