Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves


Author: Meg Long

A captivating debut about survival, found family, and the bond between a girl and a wolf that delivers a fresh sci-fi twist on classic survival stories and frontier myths.

The only thing seventeen-year-old pickpocket Sena wants is to save up enough money to get off-world, far away from Tundar, an unforgiving planet of electrical storms and bitter cold. When she crosses a cruel crime boss, he offers her clemency—if she can rehabilitate his vicious, prizefighting she-wolf. It’s not a task she feels up to, but she has no other choice if she wants to escape to a better life.

After a near-fatal turn of events leaves Sena running from the boss and in charge of the stolen she-wolf, a team of scientists offer to pay her way off her frozen planet on one condition: she gets them to the finish line of the planet’s infamous sled races. A deadly 1,000-mile race to reach valuable exocarbon deposits. It's the one thing she swore she’d never do: not since the same race claimed both her mothers’ lives five years before... but Sena doesn't have many other choices. As the race unfolds and their lives are threatened at every turn, Sena starts to question her own abilities. She must discover whether she's strong enough to survive the wild—whether she and Iska together are strong enough to get them all out alive.