by Jane Gaskell
Tandem, British mass market paperback, 1975. The first book (or the first part of the first book) in the Atlan / Cija series. After first publication, the original novel "The Serpent" was split into two separate novels, The Serpent" and "The Dragon." Set in prehistoric South America and in the mythical world of Atlantis. The books in the series are: "The Serpent (1963); and "The Dragon" (1963); "Atlan" (1965); "The City" (1966); and "Some Summer Lands" (1977). "This edition of THE SERPENT is the first part of the original hardback edition. The story continues in THE DRAGON."