|Granada paperback, 1982. Illustration by Richard Clifton-Dey.|
"It was the threshold place. Far away from suburbs, supermarkets, freeways. It was a calm and soothing place. A forest place where time stood still. He liked to drink the fresh clear water there, and feel new strength flow through his body. It was his place. But Hugh was not alone there. First he heard one voice. Then many. Soon he would discover a fabled city, where the people waited for one who would serve a strange quest. They waited for him..."