Their archaeologists call us the Roadmakers, and believe us to be a civilization
who found mythical significance in tarmac ... They argue and conjecture over
artefacts like the strange metal cans with the letters Pepsi inscribed on both
sides ... And when they uncover an ancient book - a copy of Mark Twain's A
Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur - they wonder at the values
and traditions of our society.
Chaka is obsessed by the lost race of Roadmakers: her brother vanished on an
expedition to research them. He went looking for Haven, the sanctuary to which
the Roadmakers fled when plague savaged their world. But Haven is a myth, so
the scholars say, a tale created by poets. Chaka has other ideas and she sets
out with a motley crew of amateur explorers to prove them wrong ...