"Dragons! Wolves! Epic battles! Divided loyalties! Amie Kaufman's Ice Wolves is full of fast-paced adventure, but at its heart it's also the tale of one boy facing two classic questions: Where do I belong? and Who am I? The answers he finds will enthrall any reader."--Margaret Peterson Haddix, New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Children series and the Missing series
"Unique and utterly spellbinding; a fast-paced, fantastical thrill ride from beginning to end."--Gregory Funaro, New York Times bestselling author of Alistair Grim's Odditorium
"With propulsive prose and impeccable pacing, Amie Kaufman has created a wholly absorbing fantasy world that feels both ancient and dangerous. Readers will devour this tale of fire and ice, magic and mystery, family and friendship--and immediately beg for the next book. Engrossing and vibrant."--Claire Legrand, acclaimed author of Foxheart
"Nestled between fast-paced action and vivid imagery, Kaufman deftly shares with us the heartache of lives diverging, of losing the one person who has always been with you in the fight against the world. I feel this story so deeply and I want more!"--Alex Gino, award-winning author of George
"What a treat to have a magical world full of diverse characters in which any young person can imagine themselves as powerful shape-shifters. An engaging world and cliffhanger ending leave readers wanting more."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Amie Kaufman charges onto the scene with Ice Wolves, a story full of epic beasts and endearing heroes that will keep you reading late into the night. If you've ever wanted to go on an adventure, read this book."--Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites
-- #1 NYT bestselling author Marie Lu
Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.
So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they're family, Rayna is Anders's only true friend. She's nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.
In order to rescue her, Anders must enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shapeshifting force of all.
New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman delivers heart-pounding adventure and breathtaking magical inventions in this unforgettable story about finding one's place in a sharply divided world.
PRAISE FOR ICE WOLVES:
'An engaging world and cliffhanger ending leave readers wanting more' -- Kirkus, starred review
'Engaging to the end' -- Books+Publishing
'you'll wind up on the edge of your seat, unable to put it down.' -- NYT bestseller Meagan Spooner
'A thrilling, nonstop adventure' -- NYT bestseller Shannon Messenger
'Readers will be desperate for the next instalment in the trilogy.' -- Readings
Shortlisted - The Readings Children's Book Prize 2019