George Severe, a National Weather Service research scientist obsessed by a strange weather system, leads an expedition to a Colorado mountaintop near Durango, Colorado. A tragic incident thrusts him to a strange land where mythical creatures exist, stone is alive, and traditionally incompatible animals and plants thrive harmoniously. George is drawn into a developing conflict between the leaders of a local village and the suzerain of the land. As much as he tries to focus on his research, he is forced to choose between the villagers he thought had rescued him and the leader of the strange land.
Brian Hammar was born in Lowell Massachusetts. An Engineer and Pilot by training, he sought some other means of satisfying his creative aspirations. He had always been intrigued by the flight of passing clouds. Long before he took the controls of an aircraft, he flew among the clouds in his dreams. Mythology was also of great interest. The imaginative explanations that the classical writers offered for the development of the world stimulated his creative and technical curiosity. Legends and folklore of the North American Indians nurtured a similar fascination.