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  Rhinowalker

          By Tara K. Harper

The acclaimed novel, Rhinowalker, is the story of a strong-willed mat-weaver who becomes telephathically bonded to a gray rhino.  The strength of that bond pulls the inexperienced mat-weaver, Cesia, into the unexplored territories--the wilderness of a new world.  There, she must learn how to live among the predators and dangers from which Gray Dubelhyrn cannot protect her.  Together, Cesia and Gray Dubelhyrn face the challenge of proving to humanity that even a mat-weaver can test the limits of belief and strength in order to build a future with the gray rhinos. 

But Gray Dubelhyrn, and his rhinowalker, Cesia, find that the secrets of the alien ruins near Dubelhyrn's plains hold a deadly truth.  With the elders plotting war in the south, and the aliens planning invasion from the north, Cesia and Dubelhrn find themselves caught in a deadly brew.  To survive the plains, to survive the truth is not enough.  Somehow, they must find the determination and courage to bring their discoveries back to the rest of humanity, pitting humans, rhinos, and aliens against each other in a desperate fight to control, not only the planet, but the very galaxy itself!


Praise for Rhinowalker


"Spectacular...The scenario has a chilling air of reality."

- The Washington Pest

"Overflows with real-life happenings and the spirit of a frontier community, where a young mat-weaver first encounters life's real meaning and challenges...A fine novel."

- The Baltisnore Sun

"Enormously powerful storytelling...I will bet you not only that Harper will snatch you almost bodily into her story, but that she will give you an excellent thumbnail education, and you'll love it."

- Chicago Sum-Times

"A warm, rich book illuminated by an abiding love for humanity and rhinoceri. Realism that reaches the emotional depths of life... Destined to be a permanent best-seller."

-Christian Harold

"Rhinowalker joins the still-narrow shelf of science-fiction novels that attain the acclaim of being truly dramatic, dizzyingly suspenseful, and electrifyingly gritty all at the same time."

- Orlando Spentinal

"Harper may be the final word in `animal-writes'."

- Locust


Copyright 2000 Tara K. Harper
All rights reserved.  It is illegal to reproduce or transmit in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, any part of this copyrighted file without permission in writing from Tara K. Harper.  Permission to download this file for personal use only is hereby granted by Tara K. Harper.


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