Book I of Lear’s Daughters. Were the Sawls the friendly primitive people they seemed to the marooned Terran scientific and mining expedition? Or did their maze-like Cave cities house secrets not meant for humans? Would conventional Terran science explain the baffling extremes in the planet’s weather – or should the humans pay more attention to the Sawl legends of rival Goddesses warring with fire and flood.  The Terrans were seeking both knowledge and minerals but on Fiix knowledge could be as deadly as the weather – and could force the humans to choose sides in a battle that would prove the salvation – or the end – of the Sawls. Cover art by Richard Courtney.