In the Arctic lands of the Midnight Sun the winters are long and harsh. It is the 1670s. The Saami migrate with the reindeer they depend on for food clothing and shelter like the American Plains Indians relied on the buffalo.
Tuuli was marked from birth to be the next noaidi of her people. She will be wind listener and keeper of their most sacred drum. But the wind whispers to Tuuli that strangers are coming-strangers who threaten the reindeer and demand the Saami give up their drums and ancient beliefs. Tuuli refuses hiding one of the drums and setting off on a series of perilous journeys to save her people their way of life and ultimately herself.
Katharine Johnson lives in northern Minnesota with her husband and the woodland creatures large and small who come into their yard to browse or snitch seeds to fatten their bellies. Her previous publications are: "Company's Here" in Ladybug magazine "Ada " "Forgiveness of Sins " and several poems in anthologies.