This story is a heady mix of human drama, adventure, passion, murder, and love between a man and woman of different cultures. It radiates a warmth that transcends the treachery, pain and anguish abounding in a land geographically, culturally, socially and climatically diverse. The poignant love story is threaded through the fabric of true facts in relation to the land, flora, fauna and descendants of the people who first inhabited it. Eric is catapulted into a land where the ravages of time have left their mark geographically and socially; where visions and dreams are as fleeting as the colourful flowers on the tundra, and the struggle for control of ones destiny flutters and is blown, like a golden fall leaf from the tree, without direction. Erics fascination, with stark beauty and political turmoil of the land, leads him into a cultural liaison with a family whose roots are deeply embedded in a spiritual way of life, but the saplings have rejected the strength of the root. He is ensnared in a love that tears him apart emotionally and physically as it sews the seeds of jealously and mistrust. The result is a drama of murder with devastating consequences. Can Eric emerge as the victor, with the help of the abounding love of a woman whose strength is as stalwart as the land in which she was born.