Massacre Cave is the first book in the Crow Mountain series. It is the second book written by Colby Van Wagoner.
Massacre Cave is Colby Van Wagoner’s first book in the Crow Mountain series. Set in the southwestern territories, of the unsettled region, the Spanish fight to colonize the natives of the region. In Del Muerto Canyon, hundreds of Spanish soldiers slaughter unarmed woman, children, and elders of the Near The Mountain, and Bitter Water People Clans. Istakah, a mysterious, dark medicine man, and practitioner of the witchery way, forms a clan of Yee Naaldlooshi, and seeks revenge for the slaughter of his people. Antonio Narbona seeks peace for the Navajo people, and begins to seek treaties with the Spanish, and United States governments. The Yee Naaldlooshi attack, and feed on travelers passing through the region. to ensure their survival, and strengthen their power. When one of their own betrays them, and escapes, he frees one of their captives. The Yee Naaldlooshi embarks on a path of revenge, and chaos, changing the lives of two families that make the choice to aid the escaping couple. In the end, the confrontations will leave everlasting imprints on everyone involved.