Spiral, An epic adventure of magic realism in the ancient Southwest
Spiral by Margaret C. Murray plunges the reader into a whole gripping, magic world spiraling in crisis at the end of a culture that built Great Houses as big as the Roman Coliseum when medieval Europe was still in the Dark Ages. Young Willow waits by a dry, dusty Chaco Canyon riverbed for her lover. But when he finally comes it is just to say goodbye. Betrayed, Willow turns to a gentle hunter of her own Coyote Clan with whom she has a son. She cannot know the ruling Elders are even then plotting to sacrifice the baby to the sun dagger or that her mother and husband will be disappeared in their struggle to save him.