A land of history, magic and legend….….
Sarah Cooley, 14, and her friends want to return to Bear Valley in Olympic National Park before Buckhorn begins mining erbium, a substance rumored to detoxify coal. Carl Larsen, saddled with his difficult niece Laurie, is investigating mysterious elk kills on nearby National Forest lands. Victoria Oldsea, Buckhorn’s project manager, hopes to take her son Jared camping as a break from work before the mining begins. A terrible windstorm upends everything. Strange , inexplicable animals appear. Ancient visions of an ancient people, perhaps dreams, possibly memory, are reported. Are the Olympics more mysterious than anyone knows? Does the answer lie in Bear Valley?
Totem is the third and concluding tale in the Strong Heart series, following Sarah Cooley and her friends as they face conflict, danger, mythical legend, and ancient truth to an astounding conclusion.