The Long Guest: Handsome, arrogant Nimri is deeply involved in the ancient world’s most massive social engineering project: the tower of Babel. On the day the languages are confused, Nimri happens to be up on the scaffolding. He panics along with everyone else, falls, and wakes up paralyzed from the waist down. He is rescued by a band of survivors who do not share his language, but who feel obligated to care for him just because he is a human being.
The Strange Land: As his tribe approaches the Land Bridge, thirteen-year-old Ikash wishes to find a better life than the one he has with his mother, three brothers, and abusive father. He longs to become a shaman like his adored older cousin Ki-Ki, who regularly walks in the spirit world. But when Ki-Ki consents to teach him, Ikash is not prepared for what he will find there.
The Strange Land is a sequel to the The Long Guest but can also be read as a stand-alone.