Some wolves hunger for more than meat.
When Urho Kivinieminen, unwilling Seumi tracker for the Rutsi army that has conquered his country, is sent to scout Wolf Island, he doesn't have much choice. The Rutsi have captured his homeland, and now they want this deserted island as well. But as Urho discovers, the island isn't so deserted as they'd thought. Its inhabitants just aren't human.
Once he finds the dark forces that hold the island in their power, Urho needs to escape and convince the Rutsi to leave as well. But they are determined to have its magic, whatever the cost. The island's magic is stronger than they'd reckoned, though—and it has awakened against them.
Set in a magical Finnish-inspired world, this novelette of approximately 12,000 words is a prequel to The Singing Shore trilogy, but can be enjoyed as a standalone. This version also contains a special sneak peek from The Singing Shore.