Part 1: The Black Storm
Antiope is the
daughter of the tribe's female leader and everyone expects her one day to take
over the position from her mother. She and her sister, Litta, are skilled
warriors, but when they are in battle one day, Litta gets into great danger.
Tivaja, the Great Lioness, for help, so she can rescue her sister. She promises
to give her life to the Goddess if Litta survives.
Suddenly, she is
turned into a furious lioness which chases the enemy away.
Litta has been
saved, but Antiope can no longer be a warrior or become leader of the tribe.
Instead, she must serve the Goddess as one of the Lioness's Daughters under her
aunt, Asteria. She hates it. In her heart, she is a warrior, but she can't run
away from her promise.
see the man's wounds?" asks Litta.
She looks around the other warriors.
"Did any of you see the dead man's wounds?"
"I saw them."
saw – were they the marks of a knife?" asks Litta.
body had been ripped to shreds," says Gau.
There is a
deathly hush in the tent. Everyone is looking at Litta. She points at Antiope.
"Tivaja took over her body. She became the Great Lioness. I saw it
Asteria gets to her feet.
"If that's true, she
belongs to me."