What was the world like before Noah’s flood? It would appear that there were advanced people groups (Genesis 4:16-22), and primitive people groups would also seem likely. If there were those who lived in caves during periods after the flood, then surely there were cavemen prior to the flood. The descendants of Cain would have fit into both groupings. In this story the Son of Cain, the protagonist, fits in the former, and a troglodyte that is also a descendent of Cain, an antagonist, fits in the latter. The result is a fascinating initial confrontation occasioning a prolonged conflicted relationship. However, at the heart of the story is a discordant reality, the protagonist himself is in truth his own primary antagonist. One moment you love him and the next you hate him, for in him the heart of every man is revealed—touches of the noble mingled with the evil of his baser nature.
In the Son of Cain’s thinking, God is evil, and when he hears of a powerful enchantress, he is drawn to her lair, convinced that the evil behind her power is the god he pursues. But her lair is a place of intrigue, malevolence, and death—enter the young girl.
The Son of Cain’s quest to find and confront God with His injustice is tempered by the young girl’s goodness, as he flees the enchantress’ clutches in search of a waterless land where a crazy man is building a huge boat. In the course of his pursuit to confront God the Son of Cain makes choices of consequence that lead to a powerful conclusion.