A post-apocalyptic trilogy set the Darklands, a quarantined expanse of outback desert, contaminated generations earlier by the remote and mysterious Nightpeople.
'Saria is the last of her kind, the final child to be born in the Darklands, a quarantined expanse of outback desert, contaminated generations earlier by the remote and mysterious Nightpeople. Spirited away at her birth before the Nightpeople could remove her from the genetic pool, Saria, now in her early teens, is called before the Council of Dreamers to be used as a bargaining chip. There she discovers the truth about her own past and that of her people.' - publicity blurb, endmatter, Skyfall
'When you've run from the past, you have to stand and face the future...
'Dara, her brother Jaran and their cousin Eyna have grown up among the Clan; their lives are peaceful as they eke out an existence in the towering forest below their escarpment home. But when the ghosts of a dead civilisation reach out to haunt them one final time, they and their family must set out, on an unmapped path across a dying land.
'Walking daywards, always into the sun.' Source: www.uqp.uq.edu.au (Sighted 07/04/2010).