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Whether you are an avid fan of her work, just picked up a copy of The Fifth Sacred Thing last week, or haven’t yet been introduced to her writing, this is your opportunity to be a part of bringing Starhawk’s newest book, City of Refuge, to life. In return, you will receive advance, special edition copies of City of Refuge and loads of other goodies available only to Kickstarter backers.
City of Refuge begins just a few weeks after Califia has successfully defeated the invading Stewards’ forces from the Southlands. As the Califians replant their garden streets and rebuild their beautiful city, they struggle to integrate the soldiers who have defected to the north. When a warship is discovered off the coast, the Califians realize that their peaceable society will never be truly safe until the Southlands are also free.
Bird, the musician turned guerilla, deeply wounded from years of battles, prison and torture, has put his faith in a power different from the gun and the bomb. Yet he longs to go back and fight.
Madrone, the healer, has gained tremendous power from her initiation by the Melissas, the bee priestesses, yet how can even she heal a whole society? How do you build a new world when people are so deeply damaged by the old?
And River, the former soldier Ohnine, who defected to the North and turned the tide of the final battle, struggles to become a real person, not just a tool of the army breeders.
Bird’s grandmother, Maya, ancient storyteller, nears the end of her life. “Tell the story, sing the song,” she tells Bird.
And then Madrone has a dream…
Build a city of refuge in the heartland of the enemy…