The Glass Knife
A powerful story set in the strange world of pre-Columbian South America. The Tio-Cada is the ‘Chosen One’ — chosen to take part in the Miracle of Re-Birth. On the Day of the Spider he will be sacrificed on the altar of the Sun-God, his heart cut from his body and displayed to the multitude . . . only to appear again next morning restored to life. Tio, as he is known to his friends, has lived his life preparing to take part in the ceremony but when one of those friends, more knowledgeable than the others, warns him, ‘gods are fickle and priests are cunning’ he begins to wonder if the Miracle of Re-Birth is as straightforward as it seems? His desire to satisfy his curiosity leads him into strange adventures and remarkable discoveries.