In the year 1818, Cha Kai Ta-or Crow to the warriors who follow him-has been consumed by a jealous hatred for his clever, younger brother, Nai Pa. He has hidden his feelings from his parents, his brother, and the other members of his tribe for years, but they burn within him growing in intensity with each passing year.
Consumed by his rage, Crow commits the ultimate sin. His violence unknowingly unleashes an evil upon the children of the nearby lands for decades to come. Local inhabitants are forced into an unnatural alliance in order to combat a supernatural force.
Driven by insatiable hunger and a thirst for revenge, only courage, strength, and a great sacrifice will bring an end to the hunt of the Beast.
In this novel, a Great Lakes region tribe is forced to migrate south in order to avoid a coming war with the white settlers from overseas. This migration and the resulting events will trigger the creation of a violent, ravenous monster.