A Companion to Wolves is the story of a young
nobleman, Isolfr, who is chosen to become a wolfcarl -- a
warrior who is bonded to a fighting wolf. Isolfr is deeply
drawn to the wolves, and though as his father's heir he can
refuse the call, he chooses to go.
The people of this wintry land depend on the wolfcarls to
protect them from the threat of trolls and wyverns, though
the supernatural creatures have not come in force for many
years. Men are growing too confident. The wolfhealls are
small, and the lords give them less respect than in former
years. But the winter of Isolfr’s bonding, the trolls come
down from the north in far greater numbers than before, and
the holding’s complaisance gives way to terror in the dark.
Isolfr, now bonded to a queen wolf, Viradechtis, must
learn where his honor lies, and discover the lengths to
which he will to go when it, and love for his wolf, drive