The world of Coldearth is ruled by the seasons. The lives of its inhabitants revolve around Colding, Freeze and Warm and the rituals which accompany them. In this world, its people reduced once more to hunter-gatherers by the coming of a new Ice Age, Yithika lives. A young girl of fourteen, full of the wonders of Nature, despite her harshness, she is unaware of her destiny. The destiny to become Leader of her Clan. A Leader who will help them to regain some of their former knowledge and wisdom, contained in the Book Cave. This is an involving story which captures the imagination, and takes its reader on a remarkable journey.