Written in the 1960s, Harriet’s daughter Wendy and friend Dianne published this volume as a 96th birthday present to the author on February 14, 2013.
Women are leaders and men are property in the Pentar. A small group survived a nuclear war, hundreds of years before, that virtually destroyed planet earth. Artificial intelligence–the Compute–now controls all, even the women in charge.
Men were responsible for this destruction and the Compute declared women the dominant gender. A male child was property–a Promised One–committed by contract to a newborn baby girl for life.
Two worlds collide when elite Pentari children, Katha and Tontat, encounter young beasts of the male-dominated Clens of the Forest.