Until now EDEE had only known the magical peace of his childhood – consumed with adoration for his only love, TILDA, when his father disappears and Edee is thrust into the responsibilities of being an adult; where there’s little time to dream. The story of Edee, Australia’s first bushman in the truest sense, and his quest into the underknown to find his missing father leads the narrative of this novel.
Alongside this arc is the battle between WALKEN and BUNYIP in the mythical ‘world above and around’. Walken had created the world in a place beyond the scope of time. Where things were peaceful, and a balance existed between all things. When, on accident, she created Bunyip, who right away began to cause trouble and disrupt the established harmony. At first, he makes himself comfortable and clears a plot of land to call his own. But things quickly escalate when he realises, he can feed of the energy of other reincarnating human spirits before they return to earth.
Edee, back in the physical world, encounters a terrible invading force. The rivers are flowing weaker, disease is spreading, and murders are at the highest they’ve ever been. Captain WILMORE, the fat red-suited commander, rides around the newly settled town like he owns the lot and everyone in it – subjects of his domain. The Captain and his troopers are merciless agents of the law, using it at will to conquest and dominate the surrounding communities.