Storm by Welsh author Stephen Bowkett is the 2nd novel in his The Wintering trilogy of YA science fiction, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 2002 by Orion Children’s Books’s Dolphin imprint. The trilogy is set in a future world frozen over by an ice age, where the remaining humans live in a protected enclave which is watched over by an all-encompassing AI whose guardianship has dominated them for millenia.
This installment apparently adds fantasy elements to the science fiction premise, as one rebellious teen escapes the enclave into the frozen world outside and bonds with the intelligent descendants of mutant wolves, embarking on a quest to help them confront a mortal enemy who slaughters their kind.
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A NEW WORLD … A LEGENDARY EVIL
Kell has left the Enclave of his childhood where he was nurtured, protected and controlled by the stifling presence of the All Mother – escaping into a wonderful but terrifying new world…
A world of intense cold and blizzards, yet one of stunning beauty: a world of animals that have survived the cruelties of the ice for countless centuries: a world of people who struggle to prevail through incredible hardships – yet who now face obliteration in the teeth of a gathering storm.
By an accident of fate Kell now runs with the Wulfen, the massive and fiercely intelligent descendants of wolves. He has spilled his blood with them: he has found kinship.
But kinship comes at a price.
For now Kell must confront a mortal enemy, the mythical Slaughterer of the Wulfen…
Follow Kell and his new friends and foes on a riveting journey in ‘Storm’, a tale of gruelling battles with grotesque monsters and foes and of a people struggling to reclaim their homeland.
Storm is the sequel to Ice, an enthralling young-adult fantasy adventure in the Wintering series. Perfect for fans of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.