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This story begins in 1908 when the gentle Chukchi sled dog is traded away from its native home in Siberia and set on a perilous course across the Bering Sea for the gold-rich territory of Alaska, landing them in a fight for survival they didn’t start.
Worlds ever brush past, both human and spirit. Good and Evil are born into each, some become master; some do not. While all of Russia shakes, the waters of the Bering Sea roll and crash, and the wilds of the Alaska frontier quake in the roar of the fanatic ice storm brewing, only the gatekeepers of the Chukchi—the pair of huskies guarding the gates of heaven—and the gods of the Vikings hear and are called to the unnatural breach on Native Earth, summoning two young guardians to the fight; relying on their human spirit to prevail in the coming war of ghosts.
Thirteen-year-old Anya is a Chukchi shaman, a medium able to pass between the spirit world and the human world. She will do anything to protect her dogs. Forced onto a deadly journey to save them, a chance meeting with sixteen-year-old seafarer, Rune Johansson, puts him on the same path as her own. Both have to make a stand against enemies hiding in shadow, waiting to strike.
The ice storm is coming.
"This is a refreshing story that neatly fits within the genre while also exploring new ground."
“This YA frontier novel is never short on action, and the plot moves as swiftly as the inclement storms…In 1908 and 1909 the 408 mile race from Nome to Candle and back was won by malamute teams, but in 1910 the ‘Sibiriskiy haskis’ triumphed, and this historical tidbit has the makings of a fascinating sequel to this delightful book.”Historical Novel Society
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