What may global warming do to our world? One possibility is that Table Mountain could become an island – and Lesley Beake envisages a community of Tekkies who live there, barricaded from the outside world. A girl who can remember the green land of Africa where she was born is a prisoner – and so is a young lion. The Tekkies plan a ritual sacrifice to bring rain. This is delicate, powerful writing with a swiftly moving plot backed by age-old thoughts. There is still hope for the future.