This is the story of the shaman, Glade, and her apprentice, Ivory . It is the tale of two women’s lives in Ice Age Europe and Africa. Glade is forced to abandon an idyllic childhood in the tropical forests and eventually becomes shaman of a tribe of Mammoth Hunters in the frozen north. Following the death of her parents, Ivory becomes apprenticed to the shaman and learns more about the world than she’d ever believed possible.
Life in the Ice Age isn’t easy. It isn’t only due to the frozen climate in which Mammoths and Cave Lions thrive where humans struggle to survive. There are people from the Mammoth Hunters’ tribe and beyond who are keen to take advantage of a shaman from another land and an apprentice who is as yet innocent of the ways of the world. But through it all, Glade and Ivory are determined to succeed thanks to the shaman’s bitterly earnt knowledge of human custom and nature’s trials.