About the Book
Ancient legends say that Kokopelli, a flute player, teaches how to build kivas for a ritual song and dance, for storing harvested pinyon from the mountain terraces, and corn from the irrigated pastures, where mesas of yucca and cholla bloom.
And there is also a legend about twins and their mother. Accused of adultery, condemned to death, the mother of the hero twins convinces the vassals of the Lords of Death to spare her, by substituting the heart of a red fruit for her heart, the juice of it for her blood. They do this, placing the severed fruit in a bowl and they return with it. The Lords of Death drink the blood of the fruit, thinking it the best tasting sacrifice they have ever had, and it is sweet, because the mother of the hero twins dupes death.
But are these legends a trick? A trap? A joke told by a gambler? Who are the twin ball players? Are they the first Kachinas? The First Hunter and First Cougar?
Charles Matthew Sauer is an inventor, software engineer, and the author of several books. First published in the early 1990's in various magazines, such as Sneak Previews, and Eldritch Tales, he edited for Neo Magazaine in Utah, and for the G.W. Review while studying literature at The George Washington University. Sauer graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Weber State University (Ogden, Utah), and afterward he moved to Colorado, where he developed software transforms for IBM – Printing Systems Division. Over the last three years he has authored a book of poems, a non-fiction, and two novels. In addition he has written essays and reviews at Google's Knol, and published poetry with Kritya, and the Lyons Recorder.