AGVIQ is the totem of the “Real People,” the Inupiaq, who endured the Arctic territories for 7,000 years–until the modern world destroyed the ancient ways. But then the modern world itself was destroyed. Among others, a white archeologist named Claudia has survived. The People need her to teach what has been taken; she needs them–to live. And together, they must face the ice and confront the ancestors’ greatest challenge . . .