Dubray Books review:
Feodora and her mother live among the wolves in a small cabin in the snow-covered woods of Russia. They are wolf wilders. It's their job to teach tamed wolves to fend for themselves, to hunt and fight and howl, once their rich owners in St Petersburg have grown tired of them.
One night, when Feodora is caring for a wolf in distress, she befriends a young soldier called Ilya. When the detestable General Rakov forces Feodora from her home, she sets off with Ilya and the wolves across the frozen wilderness, pursued by the Tsar’s Imperial Army.
This is an exquisitely written story with a magical fairytale atmosphere, set just before the start of the Russian Revolution. Rarely have so many Dubray booksellers fallen so much in love with the one book at the same time. It is a truly special adventure story, full of love, fear and bravery.
Vivienne Luke, Dubray Books Rathmines
Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.