Young Kard is a gifted artist and his intricate cave paintings are greatly admired by others in his Stone Age tribe. Life for these hunter-gatherers is peaceful until all the deer in the area begin dying suddenly, leaving them with little food for the coming winter. Following the advice of his wise but eccentric grandmother, Kard sets out on a journey to find the cave of their ancestors, the Shadowcave, where only he can lift the curse she believes has been put on his tribe. What awaits Kard in the sacred Shadowcave and who will he meet along the way?
The readers decide.