About the BookOn a frozen wasteland of a plant, seventeen-year-old Sena and a she-wolf, Iska, are on the run from a ruthless leader intent on trapping them both, but as they try to escape one question drives them relentlessly forward--where do you turn when there is nowhere to hide?
A lone girl determined to survive. The feral wolf she must learn to trust.Only one chance to escape their icy planet: a race across the deadly tundra. Seventeen-year-old Sena Korhosen hates the sled race, especially after it claimed both her mothers' lives five years ago. Alone on her frozen planet, she makes money any other way she can--until she double-crosses a local gangster. Desperate to escape, Sena flees with his prized fighting wolf, Iska, and takes an offer from a team of scientists. They'll pay her way off-world, on one condition--that she uses the survival skills her mothers taught her to get them to the end of the race. But the tundra is a treacherous place. When the race threatens their lives at every turn, Sena must discover whether her abilities are enough to help them survive the wild, and whether she and Iska together are strong enough to get them all out alive. As the girl and the wolf forge a tenuous bond and fight to escape ice goblins, giant bears, and the ruthless gang leader intent on trapping them both, one question drives them relentlessly forward: Where do you turn when there is nowhere to hide? Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves is a captivating, breathless debut about survival and found family that delivers a fresh twist on classic survival stories.
*An Indie Next Pick*The perfect winter read might just be this inventive and atmospheric debut. --Buzzfeed Fast and furious...The worldbuilding is intricate, and the icy setting is so detailed that readers will feel the need to bundle up as they speed through to the exciting and satisfying conclusion. --Kirkus Reviews Long skillfully navigates her resourceful heroine through a treacherous, chillingly described tundra setting. Sena's growing bond with Iska, and her relationship to the natural world and struggle for survival, aptly explore themes of corporate greed, environmental care, and personal resilience. --Publishers Weekly