A girl who is the product of two races, meets a girl who is the product of two species.
TOKEN STONE, The Girl in the Cage, is the first book in a trilogy about a cursed child. It is set among the warring tribes of north Wales and Ireland at the end of the Stone Age.
A disfigured baby girl, the result of an illicit union between the leaders of two opposing tribes, is born on a foreign shore. Her father has already been murdered, and her mother dies in childbirth. The only clue to her identity and her inheritance as chieftain of both tribes, is the token stone around her neck. There are those who are determined that this inheritance should not be claimed. All they have to do is find her.
The community into which she has been born regard her as a curse. She spends the next five years bound in a cage, devoid of all human contact. As a result the only instincts she knows are those of an animal. When the cage is finally broken open a banshee emerges, unable to feel or express any human emotion.
Things begin to change however when something that looks similar to a twelve year old girl comes out of the caves of the White Mountain and rescues her. What she doesn't know is that her new friend is already over a thousand years old.