Roj is running for his life. Fierce, age warriors and greedy mortals pursue him. Both groups think Roj can lead them to a hidden power stolen long ago from an ancient king. Roj has only one chance for survival. He must become the Horse Stalker, the man the old legends say can change the future. Roj is a young horseman of the high desert. He longs to be judged a man. Soon he will long for the love of a mysterious woman. And in time he will understand the longing of his people, all of whom carry a wound from an awesome power, the Root of Glory.