After being forced to flee to the mysterious Dome house to escape a horde of armed raiders, Jarad and Myla are again reunited with their friends in Junction. There they discover the fate of their nation and the cause of the nationwide electrical blackout, and help share in the community's grim struggle for survival against seemingly hopeless odds. But Myla has a secret: using a wind-up radio found by her son, she discovers a land with electricity and civilized life. Thus Myla, Jarad, and their children, accompanied by the inscrutable Peter Rafferty, set out on a desperate cross-country trek to find a final refuge in a world gone mad. Crossroad of Shadows is the sequel to The Raggedy Edge.
Michael S. Turnlund was born in Crookston, Minnesota, and raised in both Minnesota and Oregon. He resides in North Idaho where he is an educator. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys everything from birding to sailing and hunting to gardening. He has been married to Robbie for longer than he can remember and has three grown sons and one, very beautiful, granddaughter.