by Andre Norton
Tor, $15.99, 272pp
Release Date: February 14, 2012
In Kuxortal, burrowers are the lowest caste, living and excavating older civilizations. Simsa was found in a trash heap by her mentor, looking like no race ever seen. After her mentor dies, she becomes prey and in trying to flee, she ends up being chased with her last customer. As they flee and seek a missing starman-brother, Simsa becomes a sought-after treasure and the last remaining foreunner.
This is an early Norton that led to a library of definitive fantasy that influenced all those who followed. If you haven't got it and re read it, you need too. Cheers to the Grand Dame of Fantasy. ~~ Pam Allan