Damon Terrill is the Storm Child. He is born into the life-hostile civilization's last years, as humanity starts on its return to nature, its return to Life. It started with the need for Freedom, the passion of life, and went from there, in new and unforeseen directions, in one, final attempt to get it right. - It's the human being's path through life, Anya told them. - What challenges, destroys and strengthens it. The Thunder Road is making a turn. It always is. Burning Ice, Biting Flame... that is how life began. And that's how it will renew itself. No matter where humans are going. And now the blade is laid bare, ready to be tempered once more. Humanity's idiocy, their hubris has finally and fully been visited upon them. The End Time, the final hour, Ragnarok is here. The sea is rising, winds are growing in strength and numbers. A thoroughly rotten society is collapsing under its own weight. Humans are natural nomads. Now they become nomads anew, pulled together in small tribes once more, pulled into a fellowship of fate in a final, desperate attempt to survive, to live the life humans are born to live. Finally. Damon, Anya, AndrE, Myriam and many others have started on their way Home.